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He was predeceased by his parents, Robert (1973) and Mary (nee Martens 1986), sister Mary (1989), brother Harry (1992) and sister Hellen Loewen (Tony 2016).
Garry is survived by his wife Ann; children, Shelly (Winnipeg) and Sharon (Winnipeg); grandchildren, Meagen, Justine, Shawn, Christina and Kash; great-grandchildren, Jaymes Zastre, Sally-Anne Thomas, Bella Thompson and Shanel Thompson.
He also leaves his brothers, Ron (Mary) of Winnipeg, and James of Winnipeg, and sister Eliz Dann (Donald) of Winnipeg, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Garry was born and raised in Winnipeg where he met Ann in 1976 and married in 1978.
He had various other jobs but worked for the City of Winnipeg for 15 years in garbage and yard and lawn department.
He loved taking his dog Shawna for early morning walks. He loved taking care of his plants and lawn. He absolutely loved cheering on his favourite hockey team, the Boston Bruins, while knocking back a few cold ones. People also knew him for his imitation of the wrestler "Hacksaw Jim Duggan.".
He was the runt of his family and he had the best sense of humour. He was also a very grumpy man at times. Yet that never made any one in his family question his love for them.
He spent the last years of his life in retirement living happily and comfortably with his wife.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. A burial will be held at a later date at Brookside Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to Shelly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
He will be forever missed,
but never forgotten.
We love you Papa!
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 07, 2021
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Our deepest condolences to Ann, Shelly, Sharon and Family for the passing of Garry. He was a great neighbour and friend for so many years - he just lived down the street from our restaurant. We will miss his humour and laughter. May you Rest In Peace “ Mr. Frenchman”. Love Angelo & family from Suoer Boy’s Restaurant 💙 - Posted by: Angelo and Family (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2021
Garry and I went to elementary school (David Livingstone) together. We were best friends at the school and where Gary would be, I would be not far behind. We were always in trouble at school and getting the strap at least once a week. We would go back to our classes laughing afterwards. I will never forget the fun we had as kids. After we finished school, we hung around for a few years then drifted apart. Gary lived a few blocks from me and I would see him from time to time. Garry was a great guy and always finding ways to make us laugh. Wish I could have seen him more often. Rest in peace buddy. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Dave Charette (Friend) on: Jul 07, 2021
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