Garry passed suddenly from this life the early morning of June 28th after battling health issues for over a year. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Reita, sons Blake and Joel, grand daughters Alexis and Brielle, family and friends.
Garry was born in Carmangay, Alberta, but was raised in the small towns of Champion and Vulcan. In the 1960’s he moved to Calgary where he met Reita. The two were married in Burns Lake in 1968, but returned to Calgary.
In 1972 a desire for a change in scenery led the couple to Burns Lake to settle down and raise their sons.
Garry kept busy with playing sports in his younger years. He worked as an Equipment Operator for the Village of Burns Lake until retirement in 2010. The last few years he enjoyed the slower pace of life and watching his sons in their careers and family lives.
Garry is survived by is wife, Reita; two sons Blake (Natalie) and Joel; and two granddaughters Alexis and Brielle. Garry is also survived by his brothers Don (Shirley) and Harold (Helen), sister Jean Davey and sister-in-law Elaine Schneider as well as brother-in-law Glenn (Clare) Anderson, Gunnar (Pat) Anderson, Alva (Tom) Smith and Sheryl (Doug) Mccallum. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Garry was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Melvin and Claire.