MANERY, Jay

Posted: May 31st, 2023
 JAY MANERY
August 27, 1950 – May 25, 2023
     Jay was diagnosed with Mesothelioma on February 27, 2023, and passed away peacefully on his deck at home on May 25, 2023, surrounded by his family with the sun on his face and his favourite tunes playing.
     He had a quirky sense of humour and was a talented man whose skills included amazing artwork, architectural design, and construction. These talents are reflected all throughout his home as well as the many revenue properties he owned and managed throughout the years.
    He loved the sun, running on the beach,  pizza, music, and collecting unique beer bottles and cans (about 5,000+ at last count)! 
    Jay’s love for his family knew no bounds. He was their greatest supporter, advocate, and calm voice of reason. He will be forever missed by his wife of 43 years Sue and their daughter Anne (Ashlin) Snowdon and their children Abigail and Archer and their son Adam Manery (Jacey Woycheshin). Anne and Adam will especially miss their daily phone conversations with their dad. Sue will treasure her end of day chats with Jay over a glass of wine.
     He is also survived by his brothers Bill (Donna) and family in Vancouver and Don (Terry) and family in Calgary and his sister-in-law Heather Hisey (Paul Jarvis) and family in Guelph. He valued his many lifelong friendships and appreciated the recent visits from so many people.
     Jay was predeceased by his parents Kay & Gordon Manery and his in-laws Joan & Ken Hisey.
    Special thanks to Dr. E. Wilde, Dr. D. Walsh and Angela for their care, support, and compassion.
    A gathering of family and friends will be held at Jay and Sue’s home on Saturday, August 26th from 2 p.m. – 5 pm.
     Donations in memory of Jay may be made to: 
https://www.albertacancer.ca/donate
Designation: World Leading Research
Comments: Immunotherapy Partnership

13 Condolences for “MANERY, Jay”

  1. Phil Black says:

    Condolences on your loss. Jay was a good friend and neighbour thru school in Lethbridge. Lots of wonderful memories.

  2. Tim and Gerry Held says:

    Jay and I first met in Grade 5 and we travelled closely together through public school and two years of university. Marriage and relocations drifted us apart, yet over the years, we had many occasions to reunite. On each of those opportunities, it was as if we had never parted. This was true on our last visit in late March.
    Jay was a legacy buddy that I treasured and I am heartened by the many memories of our friendship.

  3. Deb van Diemen says:

    I am one of Jay’s many cousins on the Manery side. I live in Kamloops! I did not know Jay very well, but I learned much about him from his Dad, my Uncle Gordon, when he came to the farm to visit his Dad (Sam Manery) and my parents Marjorie and Ken Harker. Jay is the same age as my brother Bruce!

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jay’s passing and your loss! We want to extend our deepest sympathies to you, Sue, your children Anne and Adam and their families!

  4. Daphne Elizabeth Clegg says:

    I am another cousin of Jay’s, on his dad Gordon’s side of the Manery family. My mother, Kathleen Cook (nee Manery) was very fond of her nephew Jay. Although we never saw much of each other over the years as we lived far apart, I always liked my cousin Jay, and saw his brilliant handiwork at his home in Lethbridge a few years ago.

    My sincere condolences to Sue, Adam & Anne and their children. It is a sad time, but also a good time to remember all the cherished memories of the good man that Jay was.

    All the best, Daphne Clegg (Cook)

  5. Ben Weinlick says:

    Condolences to Sue and family. Heart goes out to you all.
    I always heard amazing stories of Jay, but never met him. Sounds like just a beauty human like the rest of his family.
    Much love,
    Ben

  6. Grant and Sharon Robinson says:

    Sharon and I extend our condolences to Sue, Anne, Adam, Bill and Don. My earliest memories of Jay were when we both attended Gilbert Paterson school. I think we came to know each other as a result of being newcomers to Gilbert Paterson. It didn’t take long for us to become close friends with similar interests. At that time, Jay’s artistic talents started to develop. He would invite me over to his house and show me his hot rod drawings and the model cars he had built. Soon enough Jay could replace the model cars with Kay’s ‘68 Mustang and we would ride around Lethbridge being “cool”. We also thought that if we joined the weight lifting club at the Y, then the girls would take notice and we wouldn’t have any trouble getting dates. Unfortunately, that didn’t work too well because we were both too shy. By the time we got to entering our first years of university, society was rapidly changing. We were no longer the “clean cut” guys. We grew our hair longer, wore tie dyed t-shirts, listened to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc., drank more than our fair share of anything alcoholic and smoked cigs and … Forget going to classes, let’s party! It was also around this time that Jay’s other artistic talents started to develop. Head shops were opening up in every city, so Jay opened his own shop in Calgary offering his hand made leather crafts, tie dyed clothing etc. But making a living from this was not easy and reality said that we both had to continue our education and move on. Jay married Sue and came back to Lethbridge where he tirelessly renovated his own home and various rental properties. His artistic talents showed up again and again.
    In conclusion, Jay and I remained lifelong friends and continued to reminisce to the end with a couple of beers and hearty laughter! Jay, you are now gone but will always be remembered by myself and Sharon. Cheers!

  7. Debbie Reid says:

    Sue ❤️
    I am so sad to hear this. Sending love to you.

  8. Rick and Linda Wright says:

    We send our sincere condolences. We are pleased that Jay could leave this earth on his own terms.
    It doesn’t seem that long ago that Beverley introduced Jay and Susie, she became their biggest supporters.
    Take care and may your memories sustain you.

  9. Fred Bosman says:

    I remember the day I first meet Jay, Sept 1957. He was riding his bike, I was checking out my new neighbourhood. I’ll remember Jay as a loyal childhood friend who I share many adventures with. Hiking in the Coulees, playing Baseball, building push karts, eating pancakes, catching goffers, building forts in the river valley, oh yes high jumping. Memories that have enrich my life. Kid’s stuff, but fun.

    His family Gorden, Kay, Bill and Donald were always kind and generous to me. I’m happy that we spent some time together pre Covid and had the opportunity to meet Sue, Bill and Donna.

    Sue, I know you miss Jay already, and always will. Many who knew Jay well, will miss him too.
    It’s a sad day when you loose a long time Friend. Rest well my friend

  10. Rick Harker says:

    Rick Harker
    July 23 2023

    I am another Cousin of Jays on the Manery side living in Cawston BC. Although I did not know Jay very well we did meet on occasion he was at the the Manery family reunion in Winfield. Jays Dad came to Cawston many times over the years
    Many Condolences to Sue and Family

  11. Erin Waite says:

    Dear Sue, I am so very sad to hear of Jay’s passing. Please know that I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences to you and all who knew and loved Jay. Erin

  12. Tim and Brenda Bell says:

    Dear Sue and family,

    We were so sorry to learn of Jay’s illness and recent passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May all the special moments you shared bring you and your family some comfort now and in the days ahead. Thinking of you.

    Tim & Brenda Bell

  13. Cheryl Crocker says:

    Sue,
    I am so sorry to hear about this Sue. Thinking about you and your whole family at this time. Take care! Cheryl

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