Jay passed away suddenly on May 6, 2016. The family lived in Blackfalds, Alberta when Jay was born August 1, 1986. In 1990 they moved to Stettler where he grew up, attended school and lived until his passing. He worked as a pipefitter in the oilfield.
Jay’s love of playing guitar began at an early age and never stopped. Skateboarding was another passion of his. Jay’s big heart won him many life long friends.
Jay is survived by his loyal buddy Frankie; his mom Yvonne (Carl) Gebhardt; his sister Dancey (Paddy) Reid; his brother Jason Gebhardt; his sister Nicole (Jason) Jahner; grandparents Raymond and Alice Tschabold; nephews: Michael, Deegan, Riley, Jaron; nieces Elizabeth and Shaeleigh; and many close friends. Jay is predeceased by his dad Jim Ross.
Service of remembrance were held at Stettler Funeral Home on May 14, 2016, Mr. Desrosier led the service. A slide presentation was shown and several friends gave tributes on the DVD. Honoured friends were Bobby Charles, T.J. Ruby, Steve Fooks, Tyler Hastie, Russell Greenwood and Russel Lyle. Friends joined together in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of sharing and a luncheon by friends of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM, 403-742-3422, entrusted with
the care and funeral arrangements.