On Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Stettler Health Care Centre, Jeff passed away after a four month battle with cancer. At the age of 46, Jeff will be remembered forever by his loving wife Nadine; their three sons: Chad, Kyle (Jenna Jorgenson) and Reese. Jeff is survived by a sister Marie Chays; two brothers Tim (Deb) and Lorne (Brenda); Nadine’s parents Lawrence and Izella Hunter; in laws Carmen (Roger) Brown and Graham (Beth) Hunter; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends all of whom mattered very dearly to Jeff. Jeff was born in Saskatchewan but at a very early age the family moved to Kelowna, BC, it was here Jeff grew up and received his education. He spread his wings at a young age, moving to Frontier, SK and Lloydminster, AB to work. It was at Lloydminster he met Nadine Hunter, they soon married and moved to Kelowna, Sylvan Lake, Consort and finally Stettler. As a heavy duty mechanic in the oil patch he soon started his own business “Truck & Tractor,” later he worked for two different companies in the Edmonton area. Jeff was an avid sportsman, he loved golf and hockey. Coaching his sons hockey teams was the ultimate for him, he would drive to Stettler from Edmonton for a game or practice and then return to Edmonton after completing a full day of work, sometimes Jeff had to coach from the stands or outside the building though!!Jeff also excelled at repairs and home renovations as attested by the work he did in their house in Stettler. He was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone or everyone who asked – it had to be done and done right! There are many stories of Jeff and we all have our favorite, we will remember him.
Gone But Not Forgotten – Rest In Peace Jeff. Funeral services were held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium on August 16, 2010 with Rev. Ross Helgeton officiating. Lorne Anheliger and Carson Cole gave the loving tribute. Scripture readings and a poem were presented by Jeff’s sons, Chad, Kyle and Reese Anheliger. Carson Cole and Deb Stone sang Amazing Grace and Linda Osetsky played for the congregational hymns. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of sharing and a luncheon by Pass the Pepper. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Stettler Health Services Foundation – Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be forwarded on. Cremation has taken place and Jeff’s cremated remains will be taken home to Saskatchewan. STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 403-742-3422