January 28, 2021
1948-2021 ~ Garry passed away peacefully with his wife, Sherry, by his side at Laurel Place Hospice in Surrey, BC after a short battle with cancer.
Garry grew up in a family of 12 in Salisbury, New Brunswick. His eldest sister, Roxanna (predeceased) brought him out to Keremos, BC and he later chose Langley to be his home in 1968.
He may have pumped your gas at the Happy Face Esso, delivered to you by Langley Freight, fixed your car at his Willoughby home garage (G.W. Mechanical) or put out your fire or attended at your accident as a volunteer fireman/chief from the Zone 4 firehall. Garry was an active member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs as well as the Chamber of Commerce. He even helped with Kurt Albert’s and Jack Froese’s mayoral campaigns.
After he closed his mechanical business, he spent the last 15 years long haul trucking part-time for Weston Bread, Value Village, Costco, Purolator and Davonda Nurseries. He enjoyed the open road and hauled loads all over BC, Alberta and Manitoba. This gave him lots of opportunities to enjoy the scenery, talk with people and bring back new stories to tell us.
Garry had the gift of gab and loved to share stories with his friends, family, customers or anyone who would listen. He loved the outdoors to go camping, hunting and fishing. He had many memorable Spring Break and Summer vacations with his grandchildren and was always eager to teach them how to ride a bike, tie their shoes, shoot a bb gun, plant a tree, drive a car or motorbike or just explore his acreage.
Garry is survived by his wife, Sherry, daughters, Julie and Jody, son, Chase, step-sons, Shawn and Jay, grandchildren, Owen, Miranda, Emma, Ben, Remy, Teagan and Michael, brothers, Holmes, Roger, Rodney, Richard, Doug and Paul and sisters, Myrna and Susan.
If you wish, you may make a charitable donation to Laurel Place, Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Foundation in memory of Garry.
If you would like to send your condolences or share a story with his family, please email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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