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It is with great sadness and reverie that we, the family of Gaye James Delorme, born March 20, 1947, announce our deepest condolences to his Music Family, dearest loyal friends and fans and all his extended family of his unexpected death, June 24, 2011. This “Beautiful Guitar” mans illustrious career began at 17 years old in Edmonton taking him to Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. He always considered himself an Alberta son returning to Edmonton and Calgary to further his musical genius with other Alberta son’s musical geniuses.

Gaye will be remembered with the deepest and enduring love by his extended family, sisters Gail (Jim) Suttie, Janice Delorme, brothers Bruce and Howard, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. His love, devotion and loyalty towards his family and friends, perfect strangers and children, yes, the children he taught and helped will live forever in all of our hearts.

A Memorial and Celebration of his Life with you will be shared at the Polish Hall, 10960-104 Street NW Edmonton at 2 PM Sunday, July 10, 2011. His music colleagues have established memorial celebrations scheduled for a later date in Calgary, and Vancouver for August 21, 2011.

 Please accept our gratitude for all of the kind words of sympathy so many have conveyed. Your expressions of sympathy can be sent to, Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel, Box 727, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0, or email

Gaye’s latest love, his new CD, is complete awaiting cover art. The Gaye Delorme Memorial Music Foundation trust to his legacy will be established shortly after his memorial. However, as requested by many, an interim account has been established to receive any donations to assist in the release of the latest CD. All funds will be transferred to his Foundation account donations to ensure the music AND person of Gaye Delorme will be forever remembered. Contributions can be made to #05173994720 (Howard Delorme:, cell: 778-329-1444), Bank of Montreal, 10802-82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3, or any branch in Canada. Please email notice of your contribution to be kept strictly confidential as we will respond to your email to match you to your contribution. You will then become a contributing benefactor to the Foundation and acknowledged to you.

Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel 780-921-3900

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