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Gerald Allen McGinnis

January 16, 1948 ~ July 17, 2022 (age 74)


It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Gerald (Jerry) Allen McGinnis of Athabasca County, AB. Jerry died suddenly July 17th, 2022.

Jerry was born on January 16th, 1948, and spent most of his younger life in Vermillion, Enoch, and Parkland County before settling in Athabasca County for his later years. He married the light of his life, Bonnie, and together they had two children, Mathew and Jessica. Jerry had many different careers throughout his life including Water Well Drilling, Trucking, managing a Calcium Chloride well, and Farming. He loved watching his mini-horses run in the field, cooking and baking, fishing, spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren; and he could always be counted on for a helping hand or just a good long talk.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Jessica McGinnis; daughter-in-law, Delma Johnson; grandchildren, Damian Johnson (Jazzmin), Morgan Johnson, Mason Johnson, Avery Johnson (Cheyanne), and Savannah Johnson; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Johnson, Søren Westby, Alarah Johnson, and Alexis Young; sisters, Norma Barton (Peter), Barbara Ferris (Bob), Sharon McMullen (Gene), and Dalene McLeod (Duncan); brothers Bert McGinnis (Lydia), Dean McGinnis (Lori), Miles McGinnis (Cindy), and Murrey McGinnis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife Bonnie; son Mathew McGinnis; brother Brian; and parents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25th, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Calling Lake Rec Centre in Calling Lake, AB. If family and friends so desire, memorial donations in Gerald’s name may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) at


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