It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Gerald Funk of Dalmeny, SK. While we are overwhelmed, we know that he is with the Lord and our confidence is in that hope. Gerald Clark Funk was born February 1, 1947, in Saskatoon, SK, the first born of Clarence and Mary Funk. Gerald went to Dalmeny School, and was active in sports. He loved to watch various sports, and especially loved watching his kids and grandkids in their athletic endeavours. He married Jenny Boehr in 1971. Christine (Chris) was born in 1972, Ryan in 1975, and Stefan completed the family in 1980. He loved his family greatly, and both daughters-in-law DeAnne and Katrina knew that he loved them as though they were his own. Gerald worked for 9 years at Federated Co-op Feedmill before taking over Dalmeny Funeral Home from his dad Clarence in 1980. Gerald’s life work as a Funeral Director was very important to him. He took his job very seriously, making sure that he provided care to each family filled with dignity, integrity, honor and respect. He loved serving Dalmeny, Saskatoon, and the valley area for 31 years. He considered it a privilege to be able to care for families during their time of great loss. He sacrificed much to care for many grandparents, parents, uncles, aunties, siblings, children and friends but always considered it his honor to be called upon. He was so proud that his sons followed his footsteps, becoming the 4th generation of Funks to serve grieving families with Ryan at Funk’s Funeral Home in Rosthern and Stefan at Dalmeny Funeral Home in Dalmeny. Gerald enjoyed being an active part in the town and church communities. Participating as a volunteer fire fighter in Dalmeny; a board member for Spruce Manor Special Care Home and serving on the board at Camp Kadesh for several years. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Jenny; daughter Chris Funk, Calgary, AB; sons Ryan (DeAnne) Funk, Emily, Natalie & Zachary of Rosthern, SK; Stefan (Katrina) Funk, Tyler, Jayella & Sofia of Dalmeny, SK; sister Janice, (Virgil) Penner; brother Bryan (Esther) Funk; mother-in-law, Linda Boehr; brothers-in-law Wes (Yvonne) Boehr, Charles (Eleanor) Boehr; aunt Esther Boldt; uncle Dennis (Margaret) Boldt; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Clarence & Mary Funk; father-in-law, Sam Boehr; step-mom, Marion Kliewer; sister-in-law, Elaine Engdahl, and nephew Lindsay Penner. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International, Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2 or to go towards campers fees for Camp Kadesh, Box 56, Christopher Lake, SK S0J 0N0. Public viewing will be on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00PM. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 2:00PM with both being held at Dalmeny Bible Church, 406 Wakefield Ave, Dalmeny, SK. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to his family at Funk’s Funeral Home (306-232-5245) and Dalmeny Funeral Home (306-254-2022).