It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather.  Gary passed away with his best friend and partner of 32 years, and family by his side on April 28, 2014 at Kelowna General Hospital.

Gary was born in Sudbury, Ontario on June 7, 1939.  He is predeceased by his parents, Agnes and Herbert, and his siblings, Charlotte and Glen.  He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, and blended family, Michelle (Gerald), Sheriann (Scott), Miranda (Anthony), Amber (Cory) and eight grandchildren: Keifer, Brandon, Meghan, Isaiah, Gracie, Thomas, Sophia and Olivia.

Gary was known for his love of hockey, fishing, outdoors, camping and golfing.  He will be remembered for entertaining his family and many friends with his numerous talents, such as playing his accordion, card games and telling stories.  He loved to reminisce about the good old days.

A private service for family will be held in Kelowna and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to allow his many friends and family to remember him.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at KGH during his lengthy stay in ICU.  We truly appreciated the care he received.

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