Gerald Tracy Botham passed away peacefully April 2, 2017, at the Fairview Hospital, at the age of 79. Gerald was born March 6, 1938 in Plato, Saskatchewan to Robert & Doris (Ming) Botham. He was the youngest of 11 children & took his schooling in Plato until grade 10. He then went on to get his journeyman carpenter certificate from Kelsey in Saskatoon. After some truck driving, farm work, & construction, he settled in for a career with the Eston Elrose School Division as the maintenance foreman until his retirement. From there he moved north to Fairview, Alberta & helped his daughter & son- in -law start their farm. His last couple of years were spent between North Battleford & Fairview.
Gerald is survived by his sister Joyce (Mark) Biro of Nanoose Bay, BC., as well as brothers- in- law John Lesmeister of Lac La Plonge, Sk. & Bill Housen of Saskatoon, Sk.; his children Tracy (Beth) Botham of Valleyview, Ab. & Rhonda (Ken) Rewerts of Fairview, Ab.; 8 Grandchildren: Shawna Mclean, Justin Botham, Craig Botham, Tyler Botham, Hunter Botham, Ryley Rewerts, Jared Rewerts , & Logan Rewerts. He was also blessed with 8 great grandchildren: Alexander, Christian , Blakely, Keyan, Amerie, Kaedyn, Reid, & Raelyn. Gerald leaves behind many nieces, nephews, & cousins that were so good to him & whom he dearly loved.
Gerald was preceeded in death by his parents Robert & Doris, as well as brothers, Robert, William, Harold, Ray, Donald, & Kenneth, & sisters Pearl, Audry, & Marjorie.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 10 at 2pm at Living Faith Chapel 1371-103 Street North Battleford. If so desired, donations can be made in memory of Gerald, to The Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home , Fairview (780) 835-3306