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Kenneth Gordon Gebers

Kenneth Gordon Gebers

Home city: Didsbury, AB
Age: 36
Date of crash: July 31, 1999

My husband left behind two young boys and a very loving family when he chose to get into a vehicle driven by a drunk driver.

They were driving on Highway 2A from Carstairs AB, towards Didsbury AB at 11:30 am. The pick up truck he was in veered into the southbound lane and collided with a van. Ken died at the scene, a female friend died shortly after the collision. The driver received multiple injuries. The driver of the van was severely crippled.

The trial was at Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary. Tried by Judge and Jury of 7 men and 5 women lasted a week after 10 hours of deliberations. The driver was found GUILTY of 2 counts of Impaired Driving Causing Death and 1 count of Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm. He was sentenced to jail for 7 years, and also prohibited from driving for 10 years after his release.

The 7 year term handed down equals the highest ever given in Alberta on a charge of Impaired Driving Causing Death.

Memorial Message

We thought it would be forever,
Not knowing forever would come so suddenly.
We know that you’re in a better place,
Without seeing that smile on your face.
Watching over, from the skies,
Even if we cannot see your sparkling eyes.
We hear your jokes, laughs and voice,
Knowing it’s only in our minds and hearts by choice

You see our tears, hear our cries,
Wishing we could have said we love you and goodbye,
But the time had come for you to go
High beyond the sky.
You’ve lived, loved, learnt and dreamt.
You’re happier now.
Forever in time.
Forever in our hearts.

Forever missed, loved and remembered,
Your loving Family

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Kenneth Gordon Gebers
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