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Born: Jul 08, 1928

Date of Passing: Jun 25, 2020

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Our dad, Garnet (Garney) D. Kissick was born Sunday, July 8, 1928, in Letellier, MB and peacefully passed away in Carman on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the age of 91.
Dad loved life and leaves to celebrate that life his four sons: Ken (Julie) of Lethbridge, AB, Dennis (Debbie) of Winnipeg, Murray (Monique) of Thompson, and Roger (Diana) of Carman, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dad also leaves his second wife of 21 years, Wilma.
Dad was predeceased by his first wife Beth, his parents, David and Eva Kissick, and his brother Vic (killed in action March, 1943).
Dad met Mom, Beth Wood, at a party in Winnipeg and they were wed June 24, 1950 and remained happily married for 46 years until her passing in 1996. Dad and Mom moved to her family farm in Miami in March of 1951, supposedly only until after seeding. Dad finally left the farm 57 years later when he and Wilma moved to Carman.
Dad had a very full life. He was employed as a tire repairman, a milkman, a telephone lineman, heating fuel delivery driver and a bartender. He was self-employed as a farmer, a logger, a bulk fuel agent for ESSO and his pride and joy - G.D. Kissick Construction which he operated for 41 years before retiring in 1994.
If work wasn't enough Dad somehow found time to coach hockey, be a founding committee member of the local Cubs and Scouts where he started as Akela, became Scout Master and served on the Boys Scouts District Council, serve as a councillor for the R.M. of Thompson, and be an active member of the Carman Legion where he held most of the executive positions at one time or another.
Dad's recreation included playing hockey, snow-skiing (how he met Mom), water-skiing, camping, dancing, golf and his favourite pastime ... puttering.
Dad's greatest pleasure, however, was watching his four boys grow and develop into successful family men, making their own mark on the communities they live in.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Boyne Lodge for their care and support of Dad especially during his final days.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the family held a private interment on Wednesday July 1, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at a more appropriate time.

Doyle's Funeral Home
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My Dad and Garney were cousins who had a very special bond. Every visit back to Letellier to visit the family, always included a visit to Garney and Beth in Miami. What a wonderful life Garney lived. His memory lives on in the hearts of his family. I am sorry for your family's loss. Peace be with you Take care. Glenys - Posted by: Glenys McFarlane (Murray and Margaret Henderson's daughter) on: Nov 10, 2020

  • I remember Garney and Beth from my years as minister of Miami United Church from 1978-1984. Garney was a good and decent man with a great sense of humour. I am grateful that he lived such a long and fruitful life. Prayers for all who mourn his passing. - Posted by: Colin Peterson (Garney's former minister) on: Aug 03, 2020

  • I met Garney around 2012 through our Dad Bruce and enjoyed the golf and post-round lunches with them in Miami (MB). Our sincere condolences to the Kissick family. - Posted by: Nels Bremner (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • I am truly sorry to learn of your heartbreaking loss. - Posted by: John Richthammer (Second Cousin) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • Hi Dennis, so sorry to read about your loss. I had many good moments with your father during his time on council with the R.M. Of Thompson. Also enjoyed our brief time working together at Westcon. Missed you man. - Posted by: Jim Ledingham (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Ken, Dennis, Murray, Roger and families. He was a good friend and neighbor, back in the day, although I haven't talked to him in many years. RIP, Garnie. Lynne - Posted by: Lynne Stokes (Bruce) (Friend from way back) on: Jul 04, 2020

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