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Date of Passing: Aug 08, 2017

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GARY DALE LYNCH Gary's Funeral Service will be held at The United Church in Meadowood, located at 1111 Dakota Street, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665
Publish Date: Aug 19, 2017

GARY DALE LYNCH It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Gary, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 61 years. Left to mourn Gary's memory are his loving wife Leslie; beloved son Matthew (Sarah) and his special girl Sophie. Also mourning his passing are siblings, Jim (Donna), Pat (Neil) and Wayne (Marlene); sister-in-law Brenda and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Marjorie; his wonderful brother Ron and nephew Joshua. Gary was the kindest man and had a smile for everyone he met. He was born in Winnipeg and attended Riverview School and Churchill High School. His love for all sports created incredible lifelong friendships. In Gary's youth, he played for the Arsenal Soccer Club in Winnipeg and then later went on to coach in the Winnipeg Women's Soccer League. Bowling and curling were other favourite activities. Arsenal F.C. and the Montreal Canadiens held a special place in Gary's heart, the Jets became a close second. These sports took a back seat when his son Matthew began playing hockey. Being a hockey dad became his favourite passion. He loved being at the rink with his son. Gary loved the lake and was fortunate to spend summers at Ingolf with our special friends, the Mots family. Camping and fishing trips were the best times. These were shared with many special people and will always be remembered lovingly. Winter became a time to decide which Caribbean island we would visit. We were fortunate to spend two glorious weeks soaking in the sun the last few winters. These memories will always be special. After high school, Gary began working at Riverview Health Centre and then went on to Burns Meats for 22 years. In 1999, he began working in Material Management at Health Sciences Centre. This became more than a job to him. He met many fabulous people who became good friends and colleagues. They became a special part of his life. In May, 2016, our world came crashing down when Gary was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He bravely fought this horrific disease and never questioned why this happened to him. Cancer could not destroy his positive spirit. "Thank you" doesn't seem enough to say to all the amazing people who have supported us through Gary's cancer journey, our dear friends and neighbours, our wonderful Health Sciences Centre family, all of the angels at Victoria Hospital - Buhler Cancer Centre and Riverview Health Centre. Also, all of the doctors and nursing staff who worked so hard to make Gary well. You all know who you are. Gary's Funeral Service will be held at the United Church in Meadowood, located at 1111 Dakota Street, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. There was always a special place in Gary's heart for the patients and friends he visited daily at the Children's Hospital. For anyone who wishes to honour Gary's memory, we would be grateful for donations to be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, located at 840 Sherbrook Street. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 "Gary's hope and smile never wavered. We will always love you."
Publish Date: Aug 12, 2017

GARY DALE LYNCH On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Gary died at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 61 years. A longer obituary notice will follow in the Saturday, August 12, 2017 newspaper edition. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665

Publish Date: Aug 10, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 19, 2017

Condolences & Memories (27 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. Gary and I bonded over our tropical trips and would often greet each other in spanish. I would continue - making it up as I went with my poor spanish - and he would laugh. Gary, I will miss your smile and your ability to make us laugh as we ran from meeting to meeting. Que Dios te bendiga! - Posted by: Tanya (Children's Hospital) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • Just want to say how sorry i am for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Brenda adams (School days and neighborhhood) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • Dear Lynch Family, Dennis and I along with Roman and Matthew will so miss the in between period conversations at the Jets games with Gary! He always brought a chuckle to our faces with comments about the game! I will so miss my conversations with Gary at HSC were Gary and I worked together for many years. He always had great advice and that smile on his face was never ending! Thank you for being such a special man Gary! To Gary's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you! Dennis, Natalie, Roman and Matthew - Posted by: Natalie Meyer and Dennis Shymko (Co-worker / Friends) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • Gary was one of my first friends I met when I moved to Winnipeg from Scotland in 1974! We played soccer together, went midnight bowling and overall had a great time with a core group of friends. We did lose touch and it's been so many years since we last spoke! Gary was such a sweet gentle guy with a big heart and will be sadly missed. I pray he is in the arms of Jesus and also prayers for all his family. - Posted by: Chuck McAulay (Friend) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • Gary was a good friend with strong family values. We will always remember our times camping and the great times around the camp fires. He was a good hockey fan cheering for the wrong team (Montreal Canadians). We will miss his is smile and humour but we will not forget him. - Posted by: Dave &Willie (Freinds) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • Leslie, Matthew and Family, Gary was my best friend at HSC, and I will miss him immensely. He always went that extra mile to lend a helping hand with that huge smile on his face. He always shared stories of his beautiful wife and son with me and especially how proud he was of all Matthew's accomplishments. I cannot say enough about this wonderful man and I know I am a better person for being one of his many friends. Stay strong Leslie and Matthew. - Posted by: Tracy Sadowy (Friend/Coworker) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • May God hold you all in the palm of His Hand at this very difficult time of grief and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Leslie and families. Rest in peace Garry. - Posted by: Joe and Delia (Friends ) on: Aug 14, 2017

  • So sorry to hear about Gary. He brightened up the halls of Children's Hospital with his smile and positive love for life. He will be dearly missed by so many. - Posted by: Isla Crawford (Childres's Hospital Staff) on: Aug 14, 2017

  • I met Gary through his wife Leslie @ HSC. Gary used to come by our unit to drop off supplies in the morning. He was a man that loved to smile & often joked around. The love & admiration Gary & Leslie had for each other was amazing to see. I will never forget the big hug he gave me on my wedding day, felt so genuine & true, just like how a dad would hug his daughter. He will truly be missed. My heart goes out to Leslie & his son Matthew, you're both in my thoughts & prayers. - Posted by: Jen (HSC) on: Aug 14, 2017

  • I was very shocked and totally heartbroken of the news that my friend, whom I always called "handsome" every morning had gained his wings 😢💔. Gary was such an AMAZING GUY to know and I was lucky enough to call my friend. It is truly hard to accept that you are gone, but thankful that you are no longer in pain. You were such a brave fighter!! I will miss our wonderful conversations, your laugh, your smile, and your friendship!! My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you Leslie and the rest of the family. I hope you can find comfort and strength from all of those who cherished Gary and surround you and your family with their love. A HUGE piece of HSC will be truly missed and forever loved!! 😢💔 - Posted by: Jenyshell Lopez (Friend and co-worker) on: Aug 14, 2017

  • Leslie, I am so sad to hear of Gary's passing. My thoughts go out to you and your family at this sad time. - Posted by: Crystal Walteron (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • My sincere sympathy Leslie and Mathew. I am saddened by his passing away. The last week memories of our camping trips together over the years as our sons grew up together came to my mind. Lots of fun. Gary was always kind, patient and he always had a smile. He definitely knew how to hang a tarp over your tent and how to cram your car full of a lot of gear. And all with a light heart and smile. I have lots of good memories. Keep strong. And believe that he is always with you still. Kind regards, Mary Meiklejohn - Posted by: Mary Meiklejohn (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of his passing. Wonderful man who always had a smile and an amazing work ethic. - Posted by: Barb Warren (co-worker ) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • A kind and gentle soul - RIP Gary. My condolences to your loved ones. - Posted by: Tracy (co-work) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • So saddened to see this and learn of Gary's passing. What a lovely man. He always had a smile and a friendly nature. My condolences to his family. Perhaps he is making friends with my brother Greg who passed July 24. - Posted by: Karen McLachlan (Former HSC staff) on: Aug 13, 2017

  • I am beyond saddened by this news! Gary, you were a wonderful man and I will miss seeing your smile at work! I will also miss our endless conversations discussing where we would go on winter vacation and then comparing notes afterwards. You were taken far too soon my friend! Condolences to your family! - Posted by: Karolyn Smigel (Friend from HSC) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • Very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was our soccer coach for The Challengers in the 90's. He always had a smiling face and encouraging words for the team! You are fondly remembered by the team and our thoughts are with your family. Thanks for all the great years Gary being a part of our team... - Posted by: Michelle (He was our coach...of the Challengers) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing- i have many fond memories of being kids Condolences to all - Posted by: Liz Cullingham (Cousin) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • I sat right across from Gary in the same spot everyday for lunch in our staff rm for over a decade. Gary's funny jokes and sense of humor was like no other. He always put a smile on our faces or made us laugh. Ill never forget all the talks we had about almost everything. He had a heart of gold. His presence will definitely be missed. Condolences to Gary's family and close friends. RIP Lynch. Til we meet again bro. Go Habs/Jets Go! - Posted by: Jen (Friend / Co-worker ) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • Leslie, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My heart goes out to you, your son and your family. I have known Gary since I started at HSC 18 years ago when he would come in the morning to pick up the bulkveyors in the records dept. We had many laughs razzing each other about our sports team choices and I enjoyed being a part of the NFL weekly draft that he was kind enough to let me join. He was a great guy and I will miss his smile. Take care of yourselves, much love to you all. Gary, Habs still suck haha. Leafs all the way! Rest in peace my friend. Ellen (former HSC Records staff) - Posted by: Ellen (HSC ) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • It saddens me deeply to hear of Gary's passing. I will always remember joking with him over the intercoms in the wee hours of the morning at HSC. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. RIP Gary, it was an honour and pleasure to know and work with you. - Posted by: Kim Cady (Friend (co-worker)) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • Wayne, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, take care - Posted by: Bill & Susan Evans (Friend of Wayne) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • Leslie, Matthew & family, we are so saddened by Gary's passing. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers. You are like family to us and we feel your loss. - Posted by: Larry & Margo Friesen (Friends) on: Aug 12, 2017

  • I am deeply sadden to hear this news of Gary's passing. He truly was the happiest man in materials handling. It was a great honour to have been part of his life. Xoxo - Posted by: Cherie Robson (Coworker ) on: Aug 11, 2017

  • Gary was a great friend and will miss him greatly, with fond memories of camping at Rushing River and golfing especially on September long weekend. - Posted by: Derek and Arleen Ozunko (Friend) on: Aug 11, 2017

  • A very big loss for his friends at HSC, Gary had a great sense of humor especially when it came to lots of joking about his beloved Habs, my condolences to Garys family. (GO HABS GO) RIP GARY - Posted by: DON (Friend (co- worker)) on: Aug 11, 2017

  • We are deeply saddened with the passing of Gary. Many fond memories will be cherished about Gary's sense of humour and his interests including being a lifelong fan of the Montreal Canadiens (a cause of much ribbing) and Jets, and his pleasure in simply being outdoors at Caddy Lake and at Longpine Lake (Ingolf). We will miss Gary very much. :-( - Posted by: George & Leslie Wurtak (Friend) on: Aug 10, 2017

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