Gary Bruce Kayes

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Gary Bruce Kayes on October 12, 2015 in Comox, BC. Gary was predeceased by his mother Mary Billings Kayes, father Arthur Kayes and brother Arthur Kayes Jr. He is survived by his wife Mary Kayes; sons Robert and David Kayes; daughters Patricia and Michelle Kayes, his sister Mary Gardner; nieces and nephews John Gardner, Tina Bennet, and Carrie Balcom-Yeaton.

Gary joined the RCAF in 1960. His training was in St. Jean, PQ; Greenwood, NS; Winnipeg, MB (St. James); Chibouqamau, PQ; Chatham, NB; Cold Lake, AB; Trenton, ON; CFS Alert, Comox, BC, and retired in 1996 as a Warrant Officer and his trade was 935 Base Transport. He belonged to the FSNA and the Royal Canadian Legion.

In Gary’s leisure time he enjoyed golfing, camping, BBQing, walking his dog at Point Holmes and McDonald Woods. Gary was full of life, loving and caring.

Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so wish, please make a donation in Gary’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The family will be having a memorial or poppy service at a later date and will notify people accordingly.


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