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Born: May 13, 1939

Date of Passing: Jan 28, 2020

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May 13, 1939 - January 28, 2020

It is with much sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Gary on Tuesday, January 28 at Riverview Health Centre.
Gary was predeceased by his son Timothy; parents, Laura and Alexander; brother Lonnie; and sisters, Joyce, Lois and Norma.
He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his partner Michelle Hebert and her family, sister Penny (Janice) and family; many nieces; nephews and extended family.
Gary grew up and attended school in West Kildonan. He was a dedicated employee and took pride in the positions he held throughout his working years.
Gary was a friendly soul. He had a gentle, easy going nature and he showed kindness to everyone he met. Gary had a great sense of humour and was always willing to share his latest jokes. Gary had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed being in nature - especially on camping trips across Canada with Michelle.
Gary and Michelle attended many gatherings with Penny, Ken and family. As per tradition Gary arrived with a lawn chair in one hand and a poverty pack (six pack of beer) in the other. He also enjoyed many happy times spent with Michelle's family.
Gary was an avid bowler and had numerous trophies on display at his home. At his annual bowling banquets his name was often called to receive awards in recognition of his talents, and he was the envy of all his teammates. He loved watching both the Blue Jays and the Blue Bombers. Volunteering with seniors was also a passion for Gary. He looked forward to chatting with them and he hoped in some small way he could brighten their day.
We would like to thank the nursing staff, as well as the health care aides of 3West at Riverview for their kindness shown to Gary during his time spent there.
If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Gary in the spring.

We love you Yrag, Rest in Peace.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I will always remember Gary - he was such a kind gentleman. In the 1980's, I worked as a HCA at Vista Park Lodge, and Gary would come and volunteer his time to our elderly. Gary drove a little car - and was driving for a courier at the time, and I remember thinking of how tall he was to have such a small car! - Posted by: Dianne (friend) on: Feb 01, 2020

  • Michelle - so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. He always said hello to both of us. I hope the memories of the good times will lessen your sorrow. - Posted by: Jenny and Jim (Roomate at RV) on: Feb 01, 2020

  • Uncle Gary was so funny. His timing of the jokes were spectacular. I remember the day he came over after he saw Airplane (the movie) in the seventies. That was the funniest Sunday dinner ever!!! - Posted by: Rod hussey (Nephew) on: Feb 01, 2020

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