Peaceful 06

"Jerry" Jerome Rovang

November 23, 1938 ~ May 6, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Jerry Rovang, born on Nov 23, 1938, the son of Leslie & Letha Rovang, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on the morning of May 6, 2021 at the age of 82.  

Jerry was predeceased by his grandparents Adele and Christopher Rovang, parents Leslie and Letha Rovang, Brother-in-law Gordon Haukedal, son in law Lance Nicolaisen, grandson Tommy Nicolaisen, great grandson Forrest Jesse Milligan. 

Jerry and his sister Donna were raised in the Camrose area. It was here that he met Betty Wideman and proposed to her on Valentine's Day. They were married on August 8, 1959. 

With their love came 3 children, Mark (Lori) Kim (Henry) Sandra (Steve).

After living in Camrose, Slave Lake and Calgary, they settled in Edson in 1969 and in 1972 they moved into the then unique barn shaped cedar home that they built together and where they raised their children. 

Jerry was in construction for many years and built numerous commercial buildings in the Edson area and in that time forged many long-lasting friendships.  

He was a true friend to many and enjoyed sitting around a kitchen table or campfire, listening to and sharing many stories.  

Jerry also had a soft spot for all animals and this love and compassion was passed on to his children and grandchildren. 

Jerry’s family continued to grow and soon grandchildren came along. Courtney (Tony), Amanda (Mike), Tommy (Sara), Jason (Donna), Sarah (Jesse), Tyler (Kaitlyn) and Travis (Rachel). 

He called all of his granddaughters his little princess. Through his gentle actions and words, he passed on his core values of kindness, honesty, and honour to his grandsons who carried those values into adulthood. 

And with more pride came his great grand kids, Payton, Max, Ben, Jay, Hailee, Jayden, Tommy, Oliver, McKinley, Merreck & Forrest Jesse. 

Jerry settled into Parkland Lodge where his love for Betty grew even more which was amazing for his children and grandchildren to see. Their time spent together, priceless. 

To all that knew him, Jerry passed on the legacy of a family man and friend to be treasured forever. 

Jerry’s family would like to thank Dr. Zdrill for his gentle care, the staff at Edson’s Continuing Care for their kindness and compassion and to all of the staff at the Parkland Lodge for years of great care to both Jerry and his family. 

It was all appreciated more than words can express. 

 

Thank you for everything from the entire “Rovang” family. 

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