It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Gregory Leroy Chalmers of Gull Lake, Alberta, who passed away at his home on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 60 years.
Greg was born on January 21, 1956 in Lacombe, Alberta. He did rock crushing and a year of custom combining across the U.S.A., and was building houses for Dowling Brothers when he married Vicky Steiger in 1981. They took over a dairy farm near Hoadley, Alberta. In the early 90s, Greg moved back into home construction with Spectrum Enterprises, which he started with his close friends, Jim and Blake. Greg and Vicky sold the dairy business and relocated to Gull Lake a short time later. Greg and his family moved into Rimbey for a few years, and this is where he met his second wife, Barb. They were united in marriage in 1999, and moved back to the Gull Lake area where Greg spent the rest of his life on his dad’s original property, eventually planning to open a golf course under the Diamond C name. In those last years at Gull Lake, Greg’s career path included a variety of jobs from home restoration, to construction, to truck driving. At the time of his passing, he had just purchased his own truck and was starting up his new company, Twin Coulee Ventures.
Greg was a great man who will be missed dearly by many people.
Greg will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Barb; and his children, Luke (Brandy) of Gull Lake; Crystal (Rickie) of Blackfalds; Jessica (Chris) of Blackfalds; Carl of Edmonton; Carolyn also of Blackfalds; and Nicholas (Natasha) of Rimbey. “Opa” will also be missed by his seven cherished grandchildren: Morgan, Davis, Zane, Samuel, Autumn, Blake, and Maddi. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by two brothers: Craig (Sue) of Beaumont; and Darcy (Marlene) of Sherwood Park; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and a host of treasured friends. Greg was predeceased by his parents, Ron and Elsie; and his first wife, Vicky in 1997.
Family and Friends were invited to a Prayer Vigil which was held at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Les Drewicki, Celebrant. Interment followed in the Gull Lake Cemetery, Gull Lake. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Greg’s Memory may be made directly to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society ~ Fort McMurray Fire, 10255 – 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1B1 (www.eerss.org); or to the Red Deer Live-In Society, Box 20005, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6X5. Condolences to the Chalmers Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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