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Obituary: Geri Dalsin (Feb. 24, 1934 - July 9, 2022)



Geraldine “Geri” Arden Dalsin (nee McIntyre) was born in Seattle, Washington, but spent her early years in Vancouver with her mother Zella Rae Gordon, sister Sandra and her grandparents Pete and Netty Gordon. They moved to Edmonton while Geri was in her mid-teens and her mother remarried, this time to Jack James McIntyre.

Geri and Ron (Dalsin) met in high school while in Edmonton and married soon after graduation. Ron spent the early years of their marriage travelling long distances for work, while Geri looked after their six children. Once they were grown, she went back to work as co-owner of Landquest Appraisals in Fort St. John. Geri was an avid reader, with science fiction and fantasy being among her favourite genres, and she hoped to one day board a spaceship and travel beyond the Earth’s pull. She enjoyed dancing and golfing with her husband, she loved gardening and was recognized by Fort St. John Communities in Bloom for her lovely flower gardens, but most of all she loved her children and cherished the time spent with each of them.

Geri passed away peacefully in Kelowna on July 9 with family at her side. She is survived by her children, sons Martin (Wendy), Geoff, Doug (Jane), Phil, Stan and daughter Colleen (Fraser) Mackie, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also survived by sister Zoie Jeannette McIntyre. Predeceased by Ron, loving husband of 60 years, in 2014, and by sister Sandra Jane Munn in 2021. Family and friends will miss her kindnesses and her wonderful smile! No formal service will be held. Instead, her family will gather to share their memories and stories of her rich life.

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