1945 ~ ALBERT JACKA ~ 2018

Posted: May 23rd, 2018

Mr. Albert Charles Jacka, beloved husband of Gayle Jacka of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the age of 73 years. Albert is also survived by his two daughters, Tracy Burzminski, and Melissa (Shawn) Mackinnon; five grandchildren, Brooklyn, Nolan, Keelan, [and their father, Darren Burzminski], Cole (Kirsten Rogerson), and Kayla. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Phyllis. Albert was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 2nd, 1945. His parents moved to Medicine Hat when he was 2 years old and Medicine Hat was home from that day forward. At age 20, Albert became employed with the City of Medicine Hat Power Plant where he worked for 35 years. He began his career as a Steam Engineer and later became a Journeyman Electrician until his retirement in 2000. On July 12th, 1968 Albert married Gayle and together they raised their two daughters. Albert enjoyed curling at a younger age, hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, and tinkering in his garage. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, always asking his grandkids about their bowling, golf, ringette, basketball or hockey games. He was a selfless man and would always lend a hand to anyone and everyone who needed it. Albert will be remembered for his wacky sense of humour, his boisterous laugh and his gift of gab. The funeral service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Lackie officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Albert’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 220, 6223 – 2 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1J5. Condolences may be made through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Albert Jacka. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

3 Condolences for “1945 ~ ALBERT JACKA ~ 2018”

  1. Lisa ielsen says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Gayle. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Lisa Nielsen says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Gayle. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  3. Tina Viani Schenk Shaw says:

    Gayle, Tracy and Melissa and families. A
    What a beautiful memorial! Albert’s smile is what I remember most. He definitely was a caring person and a good friend. I’m sorry I can’t be there to support you, but I will phone frequently. Love to you all. Tina

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