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Born: Jun 27, 1958

Date of Passing: Feb 26, 2021

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June 27, 1958 - February 26, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Hoshowski on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the age of 62 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Debbie, children, Jennifer (Richard), Lisa (Mike), Jason (Brittany and son Cameron), and Wayne, granddaughter Annie, mother Victoria, sister Linda (Warren), sister-in-law Marianne, as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and countless friends. Gary was predeceased by his father Michael, brother Walter, nephew Matthew and in-laws, Robert and Sharon.
Gary grew up in St. Martin, Manitoba and later moved to Winnipeg where he met and married Debbie and where they raised their family. He was overjoyed when he later became a grandfather.
Gary was proud of his work as a truck driver, which he had been doing since he was 18 years old. Each winter he and his truck would take to the ice roads, helping supply remote communities - first in northern Manitoba and later in Ontario. His life as a trucker led him to make many friends in the industry as well as the communities he served.
He showed his friends and family he loved them by being a helper, always ready and willing to do anything needed when there was a job to be done and this is where Gary's loss will be felt most. In his own way Gary was a jokester, always up for a laugh whether it was with him or at him.
There will be no formal service held at this time, we will gather to celebrate Gary's life when we can do so safely together.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Our Deepest Sympathies Deb and Family, we were truly shocked to hear of Gary’s passing. Although we haven’t known the two of you very long Gary was always there to lend a helping hand. Loved his sense of humour and the smell of his eternal fires. He will truly be missed. - Posted by: Deb and Denis Lagasse (Campground friends) on: Mar 15, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to Debbie & family. We will always remember Gary and his kindness. He was always ready to help and lend his hand and tools, no questions asked. One in million neighbour. So sorry for your loss Debbie. - Posted by: Senada & Darko (Neighbour) on: Mar 12, 2021

  • Very sorry for your loss Deb and family. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. - Posted by: Carol Ripley (EA at KEC) on: Mar 11, 2021

  • Our condolences to Debbie and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Nick & Debra - Posted by: Nick & Debra Derbowka (cousin) on: Mar 09, 2021

  • Debbie, Jen and all the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. - Posted by: Stacey Erlendson (Bryant) (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2021

  • My condolences to the Hoshowski family on the loss of your Dad and Husband. Thinking of you, Debbie, may your happy memories get you through this very difficult time. - Posted by: Erin Harris (teacher at SMP) on: Mar 08, 2021

  • I met Gary when I was working for Riverside Gravel doing the hired trucker payroll. Just about every Saturday in our office talking to Tony. Always liked talking to him because he was always humorous. Guess I first met him in 1976. He was a trucker u could send anywhere tough jobs or easy. RIP Gary - Posted by: Glenn Morrison (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • Our heartfelt thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Gary & Lynn Shabaga (Cousin) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I was just talking to him about 3 weeks ago when he was helping me with his snow blower on my driveway. I will always remember how thoughtful he was to make a round about for Pita in the back yard every winter. I will miss our chats in the back lane while he was working on his trucks. He was a very kind and generous man. My sincerest sympathies to you all, Arlene - Posted by: arlene (neighbor) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Dear Deb and family, Deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Gary. May treasured and precious memories sustain all of you at this very sad and tragic time. Thinking of you and keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. With heart to heart hugs and much love, Jeanne Unrau - Posted by: Jeanne Unrau (friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Deb and family, my heart breaks for you all! You are all in our thoughts during this sorrowful time. I enjoyed talking with Gary as we watched our kids playing sports together. He was so proud of you all! - Posted by: Bev Schick (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • My Sincere condolence to all the Hoshowski family and friends. 💐 - Posted by: Margaret Rohl Graham (Old neighbours ) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy to all the family. - Posted by: Irene and Clarence Bialek (Cousin) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • To Deb and family, gone too soon and will never be forgotten . Many many stories will be talked about this guy. The gatherings,fires,smoking fish and best of all drinking with him. He was one in a million! You will be missed Gary ! Thinking of you all. Dave and Mo ❤️ PS You finally got your shuffleboard! - Posted by: Dave & Mo (Friends) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Gary’s family and mother Vicky. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Judy & Wallace Hickman (cousin) on: Mar 06, 2021

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