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Born: Nov 21, 1937

Date of Passing: Mar 03, 2023

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It is with profound sadness that the family of Garry Charles Mattin announces his passing on March 3, 2023 at Riverview Health Centre.
Father to Karen (Brian) Hobday and Tracy (Brian) Tyefisher; grandfather to Michael, Lisa, Amanda and Scott; great-grandfather to Henrik and Nadia; brother to Grant (Lorraine) and Brian (Helen).
Dad was predeceased by his wives, Edna, Dally and Deanna along with his parents, Charles and Queenie; sisters, Patsy and Brenda and younger brother Peter.
Dad was born in Toronto, ON on November 21, 1937, the first of six children. Garry was accepted in the R.C.A.F. at a young age where he started his journey working in Health Care Administration. Dad moved the family frequently while moving up the ladder, landing in Brandon at the Mental Health Centre to retiring at the Portage District General Hospital.
Dad participated with and promoted many quality health care organizations and foundations over the years. He was very proud to be a board member with Riverview Health Centre Foundation who are invested to improving the lives of residents and patients.
The family would like to thank the staff on 2W at Riverview for their kind and compassionate care during this sad time.
In lieu of flowers, Dad and the family would appreciate any donations made in his memory to the RHC Foundation, 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2P4.
Cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to read Dad’s story and sign the online Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Brandon Sun on Mar 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • From our family to your we offer our condolences. Garry and our dad were friends for many years. We enjoyed campfires at the cabin in Minnedosa and he would be one of the guys who came to our home for after work happy hour on Fridays. He was always smiling and positive. - Posted by: Della (Misanchuk) Mansoff (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • I was privileged to have worked with Garry when he was CEO at Brandon Mental Health Centre and found him to be a terrific leader who encouraged all of us who worked at the Centre. Later in life, I met up with him and Deanna again at Goldeyes games in Winnipeg and enjoyed his sense of humor and quick wit, undiminished from from my memories of years past, I was pleased to have an opportunity to cross paths with Garry in life! Dr. Ron Richert - Posted by: Ron Richert (Friend) on: Mar 19, 2023

  • So very sorry to hear of Garry's passing. He was a great man and a true friend. He will be missed. May Garry R.I.P. - Posted by: Carolyn Gonty and Ronald Gonty (Friend) on: Mar 18, 2023

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

4000 Portage Ave. (Map)
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