January 10th, 2023
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Gerald Huber at 68 years of age on January 10, 2023. Gerald was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to Ralph and Mary Huber (deceased) of Strasbourg, Sasakatchewan. As Dad would say, “If you can’t take it, you can’t stay”.
Gerald was predeceased by his brother Leonard and sister Marlene Kelln.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years Debra (Leier); his children Greg (Raegan Vollman) and their children Vaughn and Aynsley, Charlene (Roger Flahr) and their son Jakeb; his brother Glen Huber and brothers-in-law Alvin Kelln, Dan Leier (Nettie), Don (Sandra), Tim (Sheena), Terry (Kathy) and sister-in-law Betty; as well as numerous nieces and nephews all lovingly referred to as Billy!
Dad spent his early years on the family farm east of Strasbourg where he grew up. This is where he found his love for driving and developed a good sense of what hard work and dedication meant - something that he instilled in all of us. It wasn’t long before the highway started calling him. At age16 he moved to Edmonton to join the workforce. After a couple of years in Edmonton he returned to Regina where he found his passion for truck driving at South Construction. From there he worked at the bus depot, then back to driving for Kaufman’s Furniture. He started driving for Weston’s Bakeries/Ready Bake early on and would continue for a total of 25 years. Most recently Dad joined the team at Westwood Farm driving truck and helping with whatever the crew was tackling that day. The job was only a small piece of what Westwood meant to him, they were family, and it was the perfect fit for Dad at this point in his life.
Moving back to Regina was also the beginning of a new passion for Dad. He met Debra when he moved from Edmonton and they started what would become a 50 year adventure. Early on they loved cars and the list of vehicles they owned is impressive. Dad continued his love of all things mechanical throughout his life. As long as it wasn’t too new it was of interest to him and he could probably fix it. In 1975 and 1977 they were blessed with a couple of great kids (we are biased). In 1986 they embarked on a new venture after a trip to B.C. and a store called “Auntie Fanny’s Gifts and Really Neat Stuff” in Regina was born. The original location on 4th Avenue and Albert Street was a hit and led to change and expansion over the years and is currently known as Fanny’s Furniture & Kitchen’s.
In recent years Mom and Dad had taken up golfing and had many adventures taking their motor home (Optimus Prime) to various destinations. Dad cherished the numerous trips he and Mom would take to Arizona and the golf trips with friends all over Saskatchewan.
Dad had the unique ability of always finding the good in everyone. This led him to having a large and diverse group of friends. If you were lucky enough to call him a friend, you had one of the most loyal and generous people in your corner.
Special thanks is extended to Dr. Bester for always taking great care of our Dad. They shared a unique understanding and friendship.
A “Gerald approved” Celebration will be held later in Spring/Summer of 2023. More information will be available when dates have been finalized.
Deb.Greg, Char and families, We are so sorry to hear about Gerald. Thinking of you all and sending our deepest condolences.
Deb,Greg and Char, we are so very sorry for your loss. Gerald was such an amazing human and will be missed, but never forgotten, by everyone that was fortunate enough to know him. Sending you all hugs and our deepest condolences.
Debbie, Greg and Char I am so sorry for your loss. It took me a while to process Gerald's passing. Gerald was a great friend to me. We have so many memories of when Gerald and Debbie would come stay with us. The trips to Nogales, Mexico, the parties, the BBQs, getting beer and Bacardi and solving the world's problems... Gerald will be greatly missed but Gerald was not one that will be forgotten. We love you my friend.
Hi Deb, Our deepest condolence to you and family, from Purba family.
To the best brother ever. Sorry you had to leave us so soon. You will be remembered by all Love your big brother Glen Huber
Debbie, Greg and Char my sincerest condolences. I just found out and I am so shocked...such a wonderful man. My prayers are with you.
Debbie & family So sorry to have heard about the passing of Gerald. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Deb and families. Was so very sad to hear about Gerald. Always enjoyed our many visits over the years when he would drop Padro off for a grooming, or he would just stop in with some items for my crafting or just to say Hello. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Greg and Wanda.
So sorry Debbie and family to hear of Gerald's passing.
Deb and family. I offer my deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Gerald was a funny, smart and genuine person that was a blast to be around. I will miss his visits down to my mom and dads place.
Dear Debbie, Greg, Charlene and families. Our hearts are filled with sadness along with you. Keep the fond memories that you made over the years, and talk about them often. May you find true peace in our heavenly Father. Turn to Him and He will grant you comfort. Audrey & Ken Meckling
Debra and family, So sorry to hear of Gerald sudden passing.
Deb and family We were so very sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Deb, Greg, Char and family- Words cannot express our sorrow. We will miss Gerald. Loved his trips out to BC. Him and Ed would have such a great time. Our thoughts are with you always.
Debbie, Greg, Char and family We are so sorry for the loss of Gerald. Can’t imagine the pain in your hearts right now. Words cannot fill the void but know our heartfelt love and sympathy are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories and find comfort in knowing how much family and friends care about you. Love from Sandy and Marv Gilewicz
Debra , we were so shocked to hear of my dear cousin Gerald’s passing ! I can’t imagine what you , Greg and Charlene and family are going through! Sincere condolences. Please let us know date of memorial once it’s planned . Love Julie and Bob
With great sadness we offer our condolences to Deb,Greg,Char and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Gerald was a great person and will be missed by all that knew him. RIP my friend you left a hole in many hearts.
Debbie, Greg and Char So sorry to read of Geralds passing. My heart goes out to you. Enjoy the wonderful memories
Deb, Greg & Char. We are so very sorry for your loss. We very much treasured our friendship with Gerald - he was such a kind and sincere man. Pretty sure we never heard him say a bad word about anyone. XOXO
Sincere condolences to you and your family.
To Deb and family, sending our sincerest sympathy. Gerald was a great guy and always willing to help out. Garland and Sharon
Dear Greg, Raegan and family We were very sadden to learn of your dad’s death. There will be a big hole in your lives. Know that we are thinking of you with love. Harry and Judy
Debra and family, so sorry to here of the passing of Gerald. He will be missed by all that knew him. I had the pleasure of getting to know him when we worked together at Westons. Will always remember his smile.
It was always great to run into Gerald. He was usually in good humour and had a contagious laugh. He will be missed. Remember the sharing, the caring and the laughter. Remember the good times always.
Deb, Greg, Char, Raegan, Roger, Vaughn, Jake and Aynsley, I was truly saddened to hear the news and sorry for your loss. The word loyalty resonates for me when I think of Gerald and also Tetris. I have never seen anyone plan out packing a truck like Gerald. His smile and laugh will be something I will always remember.
A good time was had by all when Gerald was among us. Sorry for your loss, “only the good die young”
Sending my sincere condolences to the Huber Family. So hard to comprehend that Gerald is gone. May he rest in pease. Will be remembered fondly.
Dear Deb, Greg, Char and family. We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences and we send lots of love, hugs and hope that your special memories will live in your hearts forever.
Our deepest sympathies to Gerald’s family and friends that he leaves to mourn!! From the Hilderman family!!
My heart is saddened to hear this news... a loss like this is hard to comprehend and as the shock sets in... reality and fantasy have a hay day in our brain... so sorry you are hurting... this journey called GRIEF is a very very hard road it does not change for a very very loooonnnnnggg time... we are changed forever... we come to learn to live with it the pain is unreal... seek help through Hospice especially the Therapeutic touch treatment... very helpful... hugs, love and GODS peace comfort you and your family....
Much too soon Debbie. Sincere condolences from my family to yours.
So sorry for your loss. Shared many a good times with Gerald in our younger years. Had many of laughs. We are at a loss for words. Our thoughts are with Deb and family.
Elmer and I are so shocked and so heartbroken to see this news. We send our deepest sympathies for you and your family. Anytime we got to spend with you and Gerald was always so much fun. I know there’s a big hole where he used to be. God bless and keep you all. If possible we would love to attend his memorial.
Deb, Greg and Char, its hard to wrap our heads around the fact that Hubies is gone! Sending you all our heartfelt condolences! RIP buddy and you won't be forgotten!
Our sincere condolences to the Huber family
Some people shine brighter than others which makes the loss of them feel even greater. Sending you lots of love & holding you in my prayers.
Dear Debbie, Greg, Charlene & family, Our deepest condolences & prayers to you all. I am so sad seeing this notice today. Gerald was a great guy. Love & prayers...
Gerald/Hubes we are still having trouble comprehending this. You were a man that loved the simple life and it was perfect. You poured so much into your family & friends always wanting the best for those around you❤️. For 50 years we were privileged to call you Friend and Brother say hi to our family that have gone before us and enjoy playing the occasional game of Gribb and round of golf!! Love you man❤️❤️
I am so sorry for your family's loss. May the good times carry you through the hard days ahead. We are thinking of you all!!
So sad your gone now brother-in-law/friend you were great. Now time for you to rest easy slow down enjoy your new venture say hi to all our family and friends until we meet again LOVE YA AWAYS Gerry Boy
My condolences to Gerald's wife and half brother and sister on the loss of our father.