GENERT – Michael Genert beloved husband of Irene Genert of Bassano, passed away suddenly on September 15th, 2002 at the age of 78 years. Born in Walsh, Alberta on May 15th, 1924 Mike received his education there. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1944 serving until 1946. On November 6th, 1948 Mike and Irene Link were married in Brooks and resided and farmed in the Rainier area. Mike also worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Rosemary and Calgary area. He retired to Bassano in 1987, where he had resided since. Mike loved his family and gardening. He will be remembered for his inventions, sense of humor and for his famous hunting trips. Mike is predeceased by his parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. He is also survived by his loving family, daughter Joanne Genert of Bassano; son Jack and his wife Gay of Vilna, Alberta; 2 grandchildren Connie Genert of Calgary and Christopher (Barbara) Genert of Vilna; 2 great grandchildren Paige and Quinton Genert of Vilna; 4 sisters; 2 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 19th from Smith Memorial Chapel. Rev. George Edmonds officiated Active Pallbearers were Stan Genert, Tom Genert, Wayne Johnson, Ken Link. Brian Link and Carter Link. Interment followed in the Field of Honor, Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Mike, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.