August 26, 1963 – October 7, 2019
Gary was born on August 26, 1963, in Comox, B.C., and passed away on October 7, 2019. He lived on the family homestead in Merville until he was two, after which he spent his childhood years living on Arden Road.
Gary was an avid, and very talented, hockey and baseball player. He was also a skilled machinery operator at Timberwest’s Sawmill for 26 years.
Gary met the love of his life, Gail, in 1980 and married her in 1986. They had two children, Cole and Kim, and Gary devoted his life to his family.
Family was everything to Gary. He happily spent a large majority of his youth at ball fields and hockey arenas; he continued this tradition with his kids and, as their biggest fan, he took them all over the province for various sports. He always loved to watch his nephews and nieces play as well.
Gary will be remembered for his selflessness and generosity, as he always put others first. He loved to check out garage sales and shop, almost always looking for special gifts for others. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor as well, as he could always make people laugh.
His family will always remember their happy times with Gary at their Comox Lake cabin, in Tofino, in Paradise Meadows, swimming with the dogs at the Rod and Gun Park and at the ballfields, soccer fields, hockey rinks and basketball courts.
Gary was predeceased by his wonderful mom, Donna Robertson, his grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Gail, his children, Cole and Kim (Matt), his dad, Jim, siblings, Gayle (Andy), Stewart (Trudy), and Debbie, mother and father-in-law, Jacqueline and Joe, brothers-in-law, Gary (Sandy) and Grant (Diane) and his beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at 1:00 pm.at the Fallen Alders Community Hall – 3595 Royston Rd, Courtenay , B.C.
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