It is with unbearable heartache the Orban family announces the passing of Jerome ‘Jerry’ Andrew Orban on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the age of 68 years.
Jerry was born in Lestock, SK on November 11, 1950 and his family moved to Regina, when he was three.
He lived in Regina for most of his life with the exception of one year in Vancouver when he attended and played university football at Simon Fraser. He graduated with a degree in Education and spent his entire working life as a teacher or administrator in the Regina Public School system.
For the last 15 years he was the Faculty of Education Field Placement Manager at the University of Regina. He retired from the U of R in September, 2018. His 45 year career as an educator was the profession he truly loved.
Jerry was predeceased by his father Andrew and his mother Velma.
Jerry was the proud husband to the love of his life, Cindy and proud father to Jo (Bob), Chris (Jenn) and Ali (Tyler); four grandchildren Brynlee, Cashten, Cole and Tyler. Jerry is also survived by his brother Rick (Luana); as well as Cindy’s brothers, Shawn (Jody) and Paul along with their families.
Jerry’s second family was the Regina Rams which he played with and coached for over 30 years. He has left a lasting legacy as he taught his players the importance of teamwork, integrity, and to be a man of character. A number of his players are paying his legacy forward in their involvement as teachers, coaches and as community leaders. He was fiercely proud of his “boys” and Jerry felt their love for him in his final days.
As a family, we are heartbroken to lose our husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. We also know how fortunate we were to have had him for the time we did and for the amazing man that he was. We have faith that we will see him again and we have the comfort of him in our lives through our treasured memories and eternal love.
A CELEBRATION OF JERRY’S LIFE will be held at Living Hope Alliance Church, 3900 Arcola Avenue East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
A private family interment will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, Jerry’s family would be grateful for a donation to the University of Regina Ram’s Scholarship fund in Jerry’s name or if you prefer, please bring a new blanket to the service so that Cindy and family can distribute them to the patients of the Allan Blair Cancer Center in Jerry’s honour.
Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery (306) 789-8850.