Jerrold Earnie HARTZ
Jerrold (Jerry) Hartz, age 86, beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle and friend passed away peacefully on September 13th, 2023 in Lamont, Alberta from complications due to dementia. Jerry was born in Saskatoon on November 30th, 1936 and farmed with his family near Dundurn. Jerry married his wife Gerry in 1961. They made their home in Saskatoon and had two children, Kim and Dean.
Jerry worked for the City of Saskatoon until he retired after numerous years of service. He lived for hockey and was a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Jerry coached minor hockey, in which his son Dean played during the 70’s. In his mid 30’s Dad started playing hockey in a men’s league, eventually playing a major role in the formation of the Saskatoon Central Hockey League. In his 50’s he went on to play old timers hockey. He, his wife Gerry, and teammates from the Haultain Jets took many exciting trips abroad, including Helsinki and across Canada for their tournaments. They had such good times traveling with the team and hosted many hockey parties in their home.
To Dad, family meant everything, they were his biggest accomplishment in life and he was so proud of that. He always gave so much love, support and time. His blue eyes and big smile, sense of humour and warm loving hugs will be forever cherished. Jerry was predeceased by the mother of their children Gerry, Parents Philip and Mary, brother Walter (Louella), sister Sylvia (George dec.) Buurman, grandson Justin Trytko, and nephew Marvin Buurman. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Kim Hartz, son Dean Hartz (Rhonda) and family, sisters June (George dec.), Verna (Ed) Pogoda, as well as many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Lordache and the staff in the CC ward at Lamont Health Care Center for the incredible care you gave our precious Dad, and our family during the last 4 years. Your kindness, compassion, laughter and love will never be forgotten. The family will be having a private graveside service at a later date.