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Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2019

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Sadly, after a short heroic battle with cancer this wonderful man left this world on November 6, 2019.
Gary's family would like to thank all our friends for the amazing support over the last few months
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at the Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street in Winnipeg.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Gary is my hero and my inspiration. He was an icon in the world of ski instruction at Loch Lomond area in Thunder Bay and a genuine, fun guy to be around. I was a pleasure to ski with him or just meet up for coffee. He will be in my thoughts as I hit the slopes this season. He will be sadly missed. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Angel Davidson (Friend & coworker ) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • I knew Gary a very long time ago. We were teenage sweethearts in Thunder Bay Ontario. He was an amazing musician, athlete, and kind- hearted friend. Family was very important to him. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends. - Posted by: Shelley Brett (friend in High school) on: Nov 16, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy to Gary’s family and friends. Gary was very supportive I will miss his encouragement and caring words. - Chris - Posted by: Chris Maxemuck (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2019

  • I met Gary in the Summer of 1973. As a friend of his sister Holly I got a chance to work with little Joe trimming and cutting down trees. As a young man, like his father he always gave you a hard days work and never complained. He did however make me laugh a lot, and it was his own contagious laugh that would draw out the best in people. My heart goes out to Holly, Sandra, Marylyn and his Mom Helen as well as Gary’s wife and children for the loss of a man gone way too soon from our lives. Rest In Peace Gary and please say hi to Joe for me. Jack - Posted by: Jack O’Neill (Family Friend) on: Nov 14, 2019

  • I knew Gary since we were 6 years old. He was my friend, and we played in a bar band together for years in our teenage years. Our group had so much fun together and hung out together outside of playing at venues. Gary was a multitalented guy and he sure loved his wife Gwen, his sons and family. He was a friendly person to all. I extend my sincere sympathies to his wife Gwen, his sons and extended family. May Gary Rest In Peace. I pray for comfort for all his loved ones during this very difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Lori (Jacobson) Cacciatore (Childhood friend and musician band member friend) on: Nov 13, 2019

  • I have so many fond memories of Gary (TLF) MacKinnon which include: - The talented musician and entertainer - The excellent athlete in a broad number of sports - The persistent businessman - The dedicated and fabulous father We will miss Gary and we are so thankful for having know him and for what he added to our lives. - Posted by: Garry Cornelson (Friend) on: Nov 11, 2019

  • Thank you for over 52 years of support, fun, laughs and friendship. Everyone here is think of you, and your family. Keep your head up and your stick on the ice. When you get to heaven I save me a seat on hockey bench right beside you. I LOVE YOU LOTS - I TRULY MISS YOU ZEKE/ORVILLE/GARY - YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS AND FOREVER - MARK/OTTO - OOXXOOXX LYL Mark - Posted by: MARK SALONEN (great friend for over 52 years) on: Nov 11, 2019

  • Our heartfelt sympathies at this time of sorrow for you Alex and for your family. In thoughtful prayer from Ramona, Nat, Gina, and Joe. - Posted by: RAMONA Mazur and family (Friend to Alex) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • Sincerest sympathy to Gary’s family. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. Jamie and Bruce - Posted by: Jamie Riley (Cousin) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • Whenever I hear the song Free Fallin by Tom Petty, I think very fondly of our duet on the deck at Westhawk Lake. Epic! My deepest sympathies to the family and I know Gary will be strumming his guitar upstairs! - Posted by: GERRY BELL (friend) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • Gary was an excellent leader and coach, and a great guy. My thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be missed. Rest easy, Gary. - Posted by: Dave McKnight (Friend) on: Nov 09, 2019

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