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Date of Passing: May 26, 2019

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Wilfred Garry (Toad) Chartrand at the age of 72 years at his home in West Pine Ridge on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Garry was a loving and devoted husband to Sandra, an amazing and caring father to
Michelle (Clay), Jason (Leanne), and the proudest papa and grandpa to Thomas,
Nicolas, Connor and Spencer. Garry also
deeply loved his sister-in-law Lori Harke and brother-in-law Peter Harke. Garry is also
survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
After working 38 years at Canada Wire, Garry earned his Class 1 driver's licence in 1994 and loved being on the road, especially his trips to Calgary which he drove right up to his last days with us.
Garry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and quading with his family and friends. Garry was the hardest working man we knew; whether it was blowing his and his neighbors snow in -40, or landscaping the yard he loved so much with a wheel barrow and shovel at +30.
Garry loved watching Thomas and Nicolas play hockey and baseball. His smiling face and presence will be missed at those games by all.
He was an amazing friend to so many
because he genuinely cared and wanted to help everyone. Garry took the time to talk and listen to everyone, be it at the grocery store, the warehouse he was unloading at, or meeting someone on his walks with Max his dog. With Garry there were no strangers.
Garry will be laid to rest with his parents, Wilfred and Jean at St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Inwood Manitoba.
There is so much more we wanted to say to him; Garry left us too soon. He never wanted anyone to fuss over him and at his request, there will only be a small private family
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Garry's name to Camp He-Ho-Ha.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 01, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • It brought back so many memories to hear of the passing of Garry who was in my grade in the one-room country school at Narcisse where his mother Jean taught the fifteen or so of us in all the different grades. His mom made school such a joy and rich experience, which left me with a lifelong love of learning. Garry was much fun to share both classroom and playground time. I have vivid memories of him coming to school on horseback in good weather and in a homemade horse-drawn sled with tiny wood heater in winter. My strongest memory of staying at his house when I was 8 or 9 was the vegetable marrows stored under my cot -- his mom being from England, had a fondness for vegetables unfamiliar to the rest of us with Eastern European gardening roots. His mom Jean was a fantastic gardener and his dad Wilfred was the best trapper in our community. Garry was a great fellow from a great family and I am sure you will miss him always and remember him in so many ways I cannot even guess at since I never saw him as an adult. But now you know that even as a little guy he left indelible memories. - Posted by: Trish Masniuk (Childhood classmate) on: Jul 27, 2019

  • We were deeply saddened to hear of Garry's sudden passing. Condolences to Sandra, Michelle, Jason and all their families. - Posted by: Susan and Ron Lechman (Friends) on: Jun 04, 2019

  • Just want to pass on condolences to family as it certainly was too soon. Had the pleasure of getting to meet Garry as he picked up product weekly from us. He always had a minute or two to talk with me about Manitoba and share some stories. From all of us at Gordon Foods we just want to share our sympathies. - Posted by: Patrick (Acquaintance ) on: Jun 01, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy and will he missed in the neighbourhood. - Posted by: Glen & Michele Swanson (Neighbours) on: Jun 01, 2019

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