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Born: Jul 01, 1944

Date of Passing: Aug 27, 2020

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July 1, 1944 - August 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Garry (Pop) Diell, after lengthy health issues. Garry passed away peacefully, at the age of 76, with his wife Diane and his three children by his side.
He is survived by his wife Diane, one month short of their 51st wedding anniversary, as well as Dennis (Maribel), Pamela (Daryl), Lisa (Eddy), special mother-in-law Winnie Johnson, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, many special family members, and friends.
Garry was predeceased by his father Melvin Diell, mother Rita Skagfield, and brother Ronnie Diell; as well as father-in-law Lorne Johnson, brother-in-law Lorne Neil Johnson, and brother-in-law Brian Chartrand.
Garry was born in Eriksdale, MB but was raised and lived all his life in Oak Point, MB, working as most country boys do, on his parent's farm. At a young age he quickly learned how to work with his hands and worked for the Hudson Bay Company building stores, as well as the local MMF housing, installing cabinets. In the winter months he worked as a commercial fisherman on Lake Manitoba, and then drove school bus for the White Horse Plains School Division. Many good stories and laughs were had in the family kitchen after returning from the lake in the wintertime fishing, as the coffee was always on, as the group would share a drink and discuss the days catch and the plan for the next day.
Health issues started in 1994, and in 2016 they progressed much worse. However, with the help of the love of his life, Diane, he didn't slow down too much while cutting grass on the riding lawnmower or pushing snow on the bobcat with his oxygen tank in tow! He always had a story to tell and a way to help fix anything and he always had the necessary part in his huge garage no matter what you needed fixed. With a lathe, press, welder, pipe bender, and enough steel and other parts, if he couldn't fix it, he could make you a new one; including the two bombardiers and six water irrigation pumps he made from scratch.
A special thank you to Andrew Skene, as well as the palliative care team, and home care nurses.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no public service due to Covid-19. Garry will be laid to rest at a private family service.

We love you and will miss your physical presence. You will forever be in our hearts.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 05, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Enjoyed Garry’s visits to our Oak Point property on his ATV over the last 4 years. Will miss seeing you out there, Garry. Our condolences to the family. Sincerely, Cam & Jeri - Posted by: Cam & Jeri Breckman (Friends ) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • i have known Garry for a long time, though not close! Spent few nice moments with this man at Wayne Johnson's home and at the pig roasts, Rest easy my friend, may your road to heaven be swift and Road Worthy! Condolences to his entire family - Posted by: Terri McCosh (friend) on: Sep 07, 2020

  • When I was a young teenager I stayed with Melvin, Ronnie, and Garry at the farm. I have some very fond memories of the 3 of us on Saturday nights going to the dances in well all over the countryside. I wish I could of spent more time visiting. Mel, Ronnie and Garry will always be in my thoughts. R.I.P. My friend till we meet again - Posted by: Brian Murray (Cousin) on: Sep 06, 2020

  • Sorry for your loss. Garry and I had a lot of good times together years ago. I was best man at your wedding and still have some fond memories with the two of you. - Posted by: Fred and Lois Byron (Old freinds) on: Sep 06, 2020

  • My condolences to the whole family on your loss. I will Pray for comfort for everyone. - Posted by: Faith Tate (Friend/Family) on: Sep 06, 2020

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Gary. Our hearts are with everyone back in Manitoba. We were all lucky to have such a great spirit to share growing up. Sincerely, Gareth, Ann, Oliver, Simon, and Zoe. - Posted by: Garreth Loveridge (Cousin) on: Sep 06, 2020

  • My sister Gloria and myself attended school with Garry. I remember his birthday was July First Dominion Day as it was known then. July first was a big day as it was our sports day and baseball teams from all over attended. There were races and the ferris wheel and rides. When Garry as 8 or nine years old, one of the friends staying at their home had given Garry a dollar for his birthday, he went to the local restaurant and cafe and bought 100 bubble gum, I have fond memories of Garry and his brother Ronnie. My sincere condolences to the family on their loss. Cherish the good memories. Thank you Gladys Thorvaldson Wirth - Posted by: Gladys Thorvaldson Wirth (Friend and schoolmate) on: Sep 05, 2020

  • Sorry to hear about Gary's passing, my thoughts are with you and your family, take care. - Posted by: DALE TAYLOR (FRIEND) on: Sep 05, 2020

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