HUYGHEBAERT, Gregg

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It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Gregg Huyghebaert. After a sudden diagnosis of cancer three weeks ago, he fought bravely with optimism and hope until he could fight no more. Gregg passed away early afternoon of February 18, 2018 at the age of 38 in Leduc, Alberta.

Gregg will be forever remembered by his loving wife Jenn and their three-year old daughter Claire; his sister Trudy (Brian) Arbo and their daughters Cadence and Emilie; his parents Ralph and Sandra Huyghebaert, as well as numerous family and friends.

Gregg was a man of integrity, strength, kindness and humour. Even in his final days, when he was in great pain, he took time to be kind to those around him.  His courage and positive attitude were reflected in his common phrases, “We got this” and “It is what it is”.

He loved greatly and deeply and was devoted to building and protecting his life with Jenn and Claire.

His passion for learning and life resulted in an interest in finance. He graduated with a Bachelor of Management from University of Lethbridge.  Fearless and focused, he worked hard to build his career and to meet his goals.

At the time of his death, Gregg was a senior manager with Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) in Edmonton.  He was close to finishing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Gregg was one of the great ones and was taken from us too soon. We miss him dearly.

At this time, there will be no formal service.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Gregg’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society:

http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/GreggHuyghebaert

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Margot Wilderdijk

Devastating to hear of Gregg’s sudden passing. We were in school together in Hinton way back when, and Gregg was always such a kind and wonderful person. Condolences, and hopes that his family can take all the beautiful memories to help get through one day at a time right now… So sorry to hear of your loss.

Darcy & Cindy Boutin

We would like to send our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this hard time.

Brenda Turner

I started with ATB 3 years ago and met Gregg 2 years ago. He came to my business and trained us all on a new program he was working on. He was a very positive, upbeat guy and very down to earth. Someone you would take an instant liking to. So sorry to hear this news and for your loss. Gone far to soon, love and prayers to family and friends.

Cyndy Folden

Gregg and I worked together at Scotiabank in Lethbridge. He always had a smile and a joke to make you laugh. He had a way of making you feel special. “Huggy Bear” will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to all of you

Dana Sargent

I worked with Gregg in Lethbridge at Scotiabank. He was a wonderful human being – fun-loving, caring, and a great co-worker. I am so sorry for your loss – my sincere sympathies to all of you.

Jon Holland

Gregg has been my close friend for about 2 1/2yrs and we laughed everyday. I’ll miss my friend and all the laughs we shared and the stories about his wife and daughter. Gone far too young. Until we laugh again Gregg

Frankie and Ed Ouellette

Ralph and Sandra, Our sincerest condolences to you and your son’s family. May he Rest In Peace. ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.’

Victor Henshaw

Greg is my nephew and will be dearly missed. When we lived in Calgary we saw him quite often before he met Jenn and less often after they were married. He was always cheerful and smiling and had nice things to say about everyone. In fact I don’t think I ever heard him say anything bad about anything or anyone. Anything he was doing was just about the best thing as far as he was concerned. When he and Jenn had Claire, I was so impressed at how they were able to look after her and give her all she needed to grow and thrive in spite of all her health issues. They were always positive and nurturing. After all that and now this. I was shocked! This seems so unfair! I will miss you Greg.

Ernie Bray

Gregg worked for me as a service advisor at the West Edmonton Canadian Tire store in the early 2000’s and was one of the best employees I ever had. He was extremely smart, very caring of the customers and his humorous side was always on top. He went on to become a very respected financial manager. Gregg always kept in touch as he was climbing the career ladder. So very sad to hear of his passing – far too soon. Condolences to his wife, daughter and family.

Carol Huyghebaert

I am a cousin to Ralph Huyghebaert and live in BC I did not know Gregg but am sad to hear of his passing. We are losing too many people to this horrible disease. It takes it’s toll of everyone around. We need a cure NOW.

Condolences to all his family especially his wife and daughter. Hold tight to the memories.
RIP Gregg

Dan Kazakoff

I had Gregg as a student of mine when he was at the U of Lethbridge. He was so engaged and went out of his way to help other students. I just found out about his passing. He was a driven young man and always tried his best. Sad to hear of his passing. He did make an impact at the University when he was here.

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