Gerald (Gerry) Lorne Kabatoff passed away suddenly on July 28th, 2011 in Calgary AB. Gerry was born in Nelson, BC on December 27th 1960, 2nd son to George and Olga Kabatoff. Gerry grew up in Thrums with his two brothers Gordon & Jim. One of Gerry’s fondest memories was playing ball as a young boy and his Dad taking him to his games. He also loved going to Grandmother’s house in Slocan Park in the summer months. Gerry attended Tarry’s Elementary, KJSS
and graduated in 1978 from SHSS. On November 22nd, 1980, Gerry married his high school sweetheart, Patti Paul. The birth of our daughters Sheila Adeline on April 5th, 1981 and Shannon Nicole on May 3rd, 1987, were the most precious gifts ever. We lived in Shoreacres until 1987 then moved to Brilliant where we raised our two beautiful girls and enjoyed a very happy life.
Gerry worked at the saw mill in Castlegar for 29 years until the mill shut down in 2008. Gerry enjoyed camping, golfing, fishing, boating, gardening (like his Mom), swimming on Slocan River and spending time up at our property in Rosebery. Gerry played flag football for the Dam Inn Mates for more then 10 years. Gerry was a great friend to everyone and would help anyone when needed. Gerry’s pure enjoyment and love was being with his family, Patti, Sheila and his grandson Noah Ethan, the apple of Gerry’s eye. The loss of Shannon in July 2002 hurt us very deeply. Gerry is with Shanny now. Gerry touched many hearts and will be sadly missed. Gerry left behind his parents (George and Olga Kabatoff), brothers Gordon (Sandra), Jim (Lydia), many extended family members, and will be missed every minute of every day by his daughter Sheila, grandson Noah and beloved wife Patti.
This is not goodbye Gerry, this is see you later sweetie.
I love you and miss you so much.
Till we meet again Honey-bunny.
Patti, Sheila and Noah.