Hilkewich, Fred Garry

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Fred Garry Hilkewich of Sherwood Park, Alberta, who passed away on July 30, 2022 at the age of 64.

Family and friends are welcome to leave their memories and condolences on the memorial page and share them with the family.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Mary & Fred and his sister Gloria.

He is survived by: his siblings Shirley, Linda (Jerry) and George (Gail) and their families of many nieces and nephews as well as Aunts and cousins and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Fort In View Golf Course, on Sun, May 21, 2023 at approx 11:00am (golf and supper). You can sign up using the link below; the sign up will close on Oct 21, to lock in the date.
Golf Signup

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Fish and Wildlife towards training programs for young people in Gun Training and Safety which Garry was passionate about and participated in.
Link for donations to the Alberta Wilderness Association to be made in Garry’s honor:
https://albertawilderness.ca/product/donate/

Garry lived an active and full life.
In his younger days he was a rodeo rider and a Mountain guide in the Rocky Mountains and Bear Guide around the Wandering River area.
He developed a passion for hunting and loved to be outdoors.
He golfed, played and coached hockey, and baseball.
He participated and judged Dock Diving and competed in many dog agility competitions with his much-loved dogs and close family members and friends.

Garry spent over 40 years working at Russel Metals in Edmonton, where he also made many lasting and close friends, by making work a fun and enjoyable place to come and hang out with Garry!
Garry had an infectious smile and a twinkle in his eyes making you wonder what was coming next, he always got the last word in, always made the situation comfortable and positive, and was always ready to help his family and many friends. You always knew when Garry was in the room; he was a positive presence.

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Fort In View Golf Course

1 55028, Range Rd 230, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 5B4

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Ray White

I started working with Garry in 1985 and he made a job that required a lot of hard psychical work not only bearable but fun. Always had an upbeat attitude and a smart remark. We worked together for 22 years. Every year we would golf in the White Classic in Kananaskis, not only did he participate, he organized it for several years. Garry was a class act with a very principled common sense approach to everything and he was respected by all that knew him. He will be missed, RIP Garry.

Marion rickett

I remember Gary so well , my dad hired him at Russell where garry always made everyone laugh
John rickett always said farm boys were the best that is what he called them , they worked hard and played hard . There was always pranks to be played by Garry .
Over the years I always stopped in to see the boys as I once worked at Russell with the boys and he always has time to a chat and laugh
To his family he is at rest but never gone from your ♥️ hearts
Remember that simile and laugh

Miles Leslie

Garry and I worked together for just about 39 years… He was the first guy I worked with and we followed each other all those years. I never considered him the guy I worked with… we were buddies. Everybody called us the two old hecklers from the Muppets. We. Were always there for a laugh… missing hearing your laugh and stories already….

Jack Beattie

Garry was such a personable and friendly person who always had time for you! Loved playing golf and hunting with him! He will be sorely missed! Our sincere condolences go out to the family! May you Rest In Peace Garry
Jack and Brenda Beattie

Cam Morrison

An Amazing friend
Myself my Family and all our friends gravitated towards “Uncle Garry” we shared many a fire camping , Hunting, Fishing and guiding
Met around 1984 playing for the Tofield satellite team

Gonna miss ya Bro but lots of great memories and stories to be told …….

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