Davis, Happy (Gerald)

Davis

Happy (Gerald) Davis was born on May 16, 1930 in Castor, Alta. to parents Doc (Harvey) and Esther Davis.

Happy had two sisters: Neitta and Donna.

They lived on the family homestead north of the Cornucopia School and later moved to the Davis Ranch northwest of Byemoor.

Happy attended school in Leo when he was young and then later went to school in Stettler.

When he was 16, he chose to leave Stettler and moved back to the family farm to raise cattle.

Happy married Beverly Snyder on June 10, 1961. They had three children: Sandy, Darren and Wendy. Happy enjoyed fishing, baseball, curling and visiting with family and friends.

Spending quality time with those he loved was very important to Happy.

He worked hard but always believed the only thing you’ll remember in a day is how much fun you had.

He continued to ranch and farm until he retired from the Davis Ranch in 2013 and moved to Stettler.

After a short battle with cancer, Happy passed away on June 22, 2019.

Family and friends were with him to hold his hand every step of the way.

Happy never completely left the ranch as he still owned land in the area and had a small herd of cattle right up until his passing.

Happy will always be remembered as a loving and caring husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a great friend.

Happy is survived by his loving family: wife Bev; daughter Sandy (Dave) Karg; son Darren (Carmen) Davis; daughter Wendy (Murray) Menage. His grandchildren: Mitch Menage, Ashley (Matt) Garbe, Reese Davis, Regan Karg, Coleton Menage, Mason Davis, Sydney (Chris) Finlayson, Jachin (Justine) Karg, Sloane Davis; and his great-grandchild Everett Garbe.

He was predeceased by his brother Norman Davis and sisters Nietta Harrison and Donna Hayes.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Happy Davis on Wed., July 3, 2019, 2 p.m. at the Byemoor Community Hall. Memorial donations can be made in Happy’s name to the following: Byemoor Curling Club, Byemoor Community Hall, Byemoor Cemetery or a charity of your choosing.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.

Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium is entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

Card of Thanks

On behalf of Happy’s family, we would like to express our many thanks for all the love and support throughout this time.

The services and care provided by both the Castor and Stettler Hospitals have been incredible and the family is eternally grateful.

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