Gerald Frederick Tranter

July 27, 1940 - March 22, 2024


Obituary For Gerald Frederick Tranter

Gerald “Jerry” Tranter a resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of DeBolt, AB passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024 at Prairie Lakes Hospice at the age of 83 years.

Jerry was born on July 27, 1940 and raised in Calgary, AB.

Jerry was married to Sharon and together they shared 53 loving years. He worked 35 years for the Alberta Government in Alberta Forestry (1959-1964), Fish and Wildlife (1964-1966) and Alberta Provincial Parks (1966-1995).

Jerry lived a good life full of adventure. He spent his time hunting, fishing, camping, farming and creating memories with his family and friends.

Jerry will be sadly missed by his children: Clinton (Brenda), Joan (Bob) and Heath (April); grandchildren: Jeff, Aaron (Melissa), Jordan (Hannah), Heath Jr. (Kierra), Kayla (Mark), Denon and Kelsey; as well as great-grandchildren Liam and Wyatt.

Jerry was predeceased by his wife Sharon, sister Carol and parents Jack and Alice.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 10:30am at Church of Christ (9602 92 Ave.) in Grande Prairie, AB.

Memorial donations may be made to Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society ( or Grande Prairie Cancer Centre (11205 110 St. T8V 4B1).

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  • April 12, 2024

    Our condolences to the family. Jerry and Sharon were our Christian memtors. Shared a good number of bible studies with them. He always said kept in touch and we considered him a close friend and will be missed. Happy trails Jerry. Oscar and Eva Patton

  • April 09, 2024

    My Deepest Sympathy to Clinton, Joan, Heath and Family on your loss of a Father, grandfather and Great- grandfather. All friends that knew Jerry will miss him Longtime Friend Iris Farus

  • April 03, 2024

    Sincere condolences from John and Jan McDermott and family.

  • April 02, 2024

    My deepest sympathy to Clinton, Joan and Heath families. My thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times. Your dad hired me to work for Recreation and Parks back in October 1975 until I moved on to Municipal District No. 16 in 1988. He was the very best boss anyone could ask for. He was kind, fair, very knowledgeable, and had a very caring nature. He loved his family, your mom and especially the grand children. He was happy that he could farm, a dream come true for him. I remember when he formed the Mounted Patrol. Such great accomplishment by such a humble man. May he rest in peace. Jeannine Fournier

  • March 29, 2024

    Thinking of the Tranter family. I have fond memories of time spent on their farm and ours and of being neighbours and friends including Jerry pulling me out of the ditch at least once when Trish and I were coming home from piano lessons. Love to all of you, Shelley Matlock

  • March 28, 2024

    Our sincere condolences to the families of Clint, Heath and Joan. Jerry will be missed by many who knew him as the gentleman he was. Keith and Irma McDonald


  • 2 TREES

    Keith McDonald planted 2 trees in memory of Gerald Frederick Tranter . - March 28, 2024


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