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Born: Apr 19, 1945

Date of Passing: Jun 25, 2020

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April 19, 1945 - June 25, 2020

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Gary Bachman on June 25, 2020.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, a private service and burial was held on June 29, 2020.
For those who wish, donations can be made

to: Manitoba Possible
century21/garybachman or to
Lifesavers Dinner and Auction
Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation (

Longer obituary to follow.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (28 entries)

  • My deepest sympathies to the family on Gary's passing. As his cousin, I have fond memories of when we were young. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: John Moore (Cousin) on: Jul 29, 2020

  • May he Rest In Peace My condolences to Max and All family members - Posted by: Mac Shahsavar (Business) on: Jul 24, 2020

  • My husband and I were shocked and terribly sorry to hear of Gary's sudden passing. He had a real "Joie de vivre" that was infectious. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. Best, Yasmin & Duncan Gordon - Posted by: Yasmin & Duncan Gordon (Business) on: Jul 19, 2020

  • Where to begin... We first met as competitors taking a real estate training course. Long story short, after the course we ended up working together... Gary was a great friend and mentor not only to me but my family. Our common bond was of course real estate, but so much more. An exceptional man with a larger than life persona who always made the time no matter how busy to talk and help through an issue, real estate or otherwise. We miss him and his cheesy jokes and stories immensely. Our deepest condolences to Caroline, Max, Sarah and all his beloved family. We will do our best to carry on in his honour at C21 Bachman but have some pretty big shoes to fill. A life well lived both personally and professionally. Love your friends James Craig & Tracy McLachlan - Posted by: Tracy McLachlan & James Craig (Friends ) on: Jul 19, 2020

  • I first met Gary Bachman during our time when we were both in the music industry. Well I knew his brother Randy better, I always got along so well with Gary. He always had a pleasant word to say and a smile on his face. I always considered him one of the good guys in the industry. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. Gerry Young - Posted by: Gerry Young (Formerly with London Records) on: Jul 15, 2020

  • I am so sad to hear of Gary's passing. I have spoken with Gary and Max numerous times at many conventions. Gary was always kind, considerate, friendly, and always smiling. Gary was a people person and will be missed greatly. Caroline, Max and family, my deepest sympathies. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Gary! - Posted by: Lorraine Tillie (Business friend) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • We met Gary and Caroline thru mutual friends and we asked him to sell our cottage in LDB when we were relocating to LOTW. A top notch professional and businessman that we both admired. He was charismatic, influential and above all, an advocate for everything good. Even years after selling our cottage, I mistakenly dialed him on my cell phone and realizing my mistake apologized but Gary remembered us (me) and we carried a conversation of everything wonderful of our of Blessings of LOTW and how it meant to us. To him ... many, many us ...”the newbies”. Always had time to chat and had a positive attitude that was contagious! Special people, leave a legacy whether intentional or by natural attributes. Gary was a legacy not only to the real estate industry, but more so to all of those he touched by business or by friendship. You will be remembered fondly Gary. A life well lived. Love and thoughts to his family who are missing a huge part of their life and hoping those closest to him heal with all the memories he made. ❤️ Mac & Sam Love - Posted by: Mackie & Sandra Love (Client .aquaintance) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • We were next door neighbors in South Tuxedo for several years. Always so nice to talk with. He always had time to stop and say hello and ask how things were. A great loss and far too young. David Stern - Posted by: David Stern (Neighbor ) on: Jul 10, 2020

  • My condolences Max, on the passing of your father. I first met Gary at an open house in the early 1970s. I then met him again when you were playing high school hockey at SJR and I was coaching with Dan and Ian. There was one particular game in which I remember Gary very well. We played Grant Park in the fall and beat them 4-1. We were playing them again late January at Dutton. One of their players went right through our team and almost scored on us. He wasn't on their team in the fall and I thought, he must have probably been playing football that fall. He was dominating our team. From across the rink, in the stands we could hear Gary's voice telling us, "Put turbo on him, Put turbo on him". Turbo was David Collister, our fastest skater. We did and it didn't help. This GP player was an exceptional fast skater, great stick handler and a great play maker. Each time he got the puck he could have very easily scored on us, but he was a team player. He would go through our team, set up behind our net and then, try to pass to one of his wingers breaking to the net. Several years later I found out who this player was. He was in grade 11 student at Grant Park. He played both football and hockey. With his skill set, he could have been another Gerry James, play football with the Bombers in the summer/fall and hockey with Maple Leafs in the winter. This player accomplished one half of this. This player was Andrew Harris, currently with the Bombers. It was a pleasure meeting Gary at each game Max played for couple years at SJR. I have a lot of fond memories. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Colin Dederick (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Condolence to the families. I knew Gary for some 60+ years and go back to West Kildonan and Seven Oaks Avenue. He was a truly remarkable gentleman in all ways of live. We will miss him greatly. Old Friend & Neighbour Ron "Popeye" Merritt - Posted by: ron merritt (old friend and neighbour) on: Jul 08, 2020

  • I was saddened and shocked to learn of Gary’s passing. He will always have a special place in my heart. I first meant Gary about 45 years ago when I was still living in Brandon and he was working there. We had many fun times together, and he became a very good friend of my brother. My sincerest condolences to Carolyn and all his family. - Posted by: Sharon Greenberg (Longtime friend ) on: Jul 07, 2020

  • Saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. He had a heart of gold and I always enjoyed our conversations. Gone too soon. Sending comfort and my condolences to Max and family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Anna-Maria Trotta (Friend ) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • We were so very shocked and saddened to hear of Gary's passing. He was such an energetic, kind and interesting man. With a great sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye. I was going to meet with him this month and now that won't be possible. And that is sad. Condolences to all of Gary's family and friends. God bless you Gary. R.I.P. - Posted by: Lorne Lautens (Friend and Client) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • We are so saddened to hear of Gary's passing. Our friendship goes back 50 years and many business dealings. He always made sure to stay in touch & visit when in Vancouver. Always upbeat & extremely professional. Love & miss you Gary. Our condolences to Carolyn and family. Frank & Desta Wiener - Posted by: Frank & Desta Wiener (Friends) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • We were shocked and greatly saddened by the sudden passing of Gary. I had known Gary for many years but really got to know when we played BigShoot Hockey. He had a passion for life and always saw the lighter side of life. Our sympathy to the family. Winnipeg will miss him. - Posted by: Murray And Constance (Friend) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • I wish to offer sincere condolences to the family of Gary Bachman. He was an energetic, kind, and honest man who went out of his way for his friends and his clients. We benefited in many ways from working with him and knowing him. Gayle Freed and Gerald Stevenson. - Posted by: Gayle Freed (Friend and client) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • Over the past few years, Gary and I shared many glasses of wine and I thoroughly enjoyed his company. We discussed the needs and wants of our homes at Hampton Green. We became good friends and I will really miss him. His energy was infectious and he would go to the "Nth" degree for things he believed in. My sincerest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Bud Ulrich (friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Last night, I was watching the Bachman documentary on CBC when Gary was interviewed, sharing his stories of life with Randy. I was so happy to see him after so many years (40). I decided I would look him up and send him an email to say hello! I was so saddened to see the announcement of his passing. He was a genuine and kind man. I send my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest In Peace, Gary! - Posted by: Pennie Styan (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Well Gary, I have sat here and had so many reflections. From the time you and the Arch started your private calls. Actually checking your pockets to see who had enough $ for gas in the car. What a car ride it has been. Those early days of JJ Gibbons. To Bachman and associates "The Hometeam". To Century 21. Many weekends you, Rick and Caroline we would laugh ourselves silly. Listening to great music and dancing the night away. I always said those were the best years of my life. I had the privilege to learn from the best. You. You were always encouraging. Uplifting and you can do it friend. You kept me in the loop after Rick died. Never forgot me! Thank you. I appreciated that so much. Our chats from time to time were always important. I will your miss great big smile. Your great big heart. Enjoy life in heaven! You and Arch have a lot to catch up on. Forever grateful to have had you in my life. And finally Max and Caroline, and family, you were everything to him. He loved all of you so much. Rest peacefully my forever friend. - Posted by: Joanne Archibald (Friend. ) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Gary’s family and friends. Gary was an amazing person that I was looking forward to getting to know. We only met this year, but had many common interests, and I was excited about making a new friend in the building. We just spoke a couple of weeks ago, and I’m incredibly saddened to hear of his sudden passing. - Posted by: Tyanne McNicoll (Neighbour) on: Jul 03, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Gary’s family and friends. Gary was an amazing person that I was looking forward to getting to know. We only met this year, but had many common interests, and I was excited about making a new friend in the building. We just spoke a couple of weeks ago, and I’m incredibly saddened to hear of his sudden passing. - Posted by: Tyanne McNicoll (Neighbour) on: Jul 03, 2020

  • Very sad to hear the news of Gary's passing. My sincerest condolences to the family. Gary was great to work with. Truly sad, Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: Dave (Past work colleague) on: Jul 03, 2020

  • I was extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to work at Gary's office for a short time. He was such an amazingly upbeat, charasmatic, kind man. I will always be thankful for how genuine he was. My condolences to his families (home & work) - Posted by: Nadine Arnal (Admin Assistant to Realtors) on: Jul 03, 2020

  • So sorry to hear that Gary has passed away. I only met him once, but talked to him many times over the years. He was always so gracious and helpful. Such a loss to the real estate community. Those are big shoes to fill! Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace! - Posted by: Mary Richardson (Legal Assistant for Ron Habing) on: Jul 03, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: John and Linda Lunny (Lunny Island neighbour) on: Jul 02, 2020

  • Gary was a mensch in the truest sense. May his soul Rest In Peace and his memory be a blessing. Our condolences to the Bachman Family. Allan and Hester Peters - Posted by: Allan Peters (Friend) on: Jul 02, 2020

  • I had the pleasure to meet Gary Bachman when I was volunteering at the 2nd Annual Stars FORE Special O golf tournament on August 28, 2014. Mr. Bachman and I had a nice conversation about our public lives prior to the start of the event. - Posted by: Philip Bialk (Athlete Representative on the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Executive Committee) on: Jul 02, 2020

  • I can’t believe this tragic news. I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago about our boat docking problems. He was so upbeat and bubbly! - Posted by: Carol Tomes (I’m a former realtor and Gary parked his boat 2 stalls down from us at lake of the woods. ) on: Jul 02, 2020

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