It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jeffrey (Jeff) Lee Skotnitsky after suffering a seizure on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the age of 47 years.
Born in Wetaskiwin, AB, he moved with his family to Sicamous, BC in 1970 and attended school there. He worked and resided in Calgary until his passing. Jeff loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.
Jeff is survived by his mother and step-father, Jodie and Lloyd Gavel; son Doug (Kirsten); daughter Vanessa; and five grandchildren, Alyssa, Alden, Hazel, Xander and Logan. He also leaves to mourn his passing his love and soul mate Nadean Rusnack; sister Lynn (Jamie Guzman); brother Rick; step-brothers and sister, Everett, Dennis and Sandra Gavel and their families; three aunts, four cousins; and many friends. He was predeceased by his father Michael. He will be greatly missed.
A private family service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Trust – Adult Addiction Services Area, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail, Calgary, AB. T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403) 943-0615, www.thetrust.ca.
In living memory of Jeffrey Skotnitsky, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
‘LIFE CELEBRATION’ GATHERING FOR JEFF SKOTNITSKY ON VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND IN SICAMOUS: Jeff loved the outdoors. In celebration of his life, we will hold an informal gathering at Jeff and Nadean’s property on the Eagle River, on Sunday, May 20th, from 3:30pm onwards. We will be so happy to see you, share memories of the good times and enjoy the outdoors by the campfire, watch the river flow on by – and even roast hot dogs, just like Jeff loved! And just like Jeff, rain or shine, we’re prepared! Bring a lawn chair if you have one, and join us. Directions to the Cambie property: From Highway #1 eastbound from Sicamous, turn left at Cambie corner, and immediately left again, between the railroad tracks and the bridge (Peter Rd). Or from Solsqua Road, continue past Cambie Hall toward the highway, and turn right at the end of the wooden bridge.