Clement, Gary Warren

June 2, 1947 – July 3, 2024
at the age of 77 years:     

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Clement announces his passing at Mount Ida Mews, Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 77.

Gary is survived by his loving wife Margaret, married 54 years, son Quentin(Melanie) Florida, son Kelly(Kim) Fort St. John, granddaughters Teagan(Kamloops), Emma(Florida), Rilyn(Fort St. John), and Addison(Fort St. John) as well as siblings Wayne(Diane) Kelowna, Karen(Fred) Vernon, and Glenda(Leduc).  Gary was predeceased by his parents Leslie(1998), Iris(1981) and brother Hugh(2022).
               
Gary was born in Kelowna June 2, 1947. After finishing high school, he joined the RCMP in 1967 and met Margaret who became his wife in 1970. Gary spent 14 years in the force and was transferred to several communities over those years. In 1981 Gary made a career change and became the owner operator of McDonald’s in Fort St. John, BC. He also built a 10-bay car wash next to McDonald’s which was called MicSuds. In 2000 Gary and his wife sold McDonald’s and MicSuds and retired to their property on Shuswap Lake and presided there until Gary had a stroke in 2019. Due to the type of stroke, he became a resident at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm until his passing. He was well cared for and all the staff loved him. He had his loving wife beside him everyday. 
               
Gary was a man of principle and integrity, a true role model who had a way of making an impact on those who his soul had touched. He was a pillar of strength, wisdom and unwavering love. We will miss that loving smile, his graciousness, humour, willingness to help others and his love of family and friends. He was truly one of a kind. 

As we bid farewell to Gary may we celebrate the life he lived, the memories he gifted us, and the love that will continue to live on in our hearts. Rest in peace. We will miss you forever. 

A celebration of life will be released at a later date, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation
https://www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate-online/

4 Comments

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Gary will always be remember fondly and we are thinking of you daily. Sending love your way.

  2. Gary and Margaret impacted so many peoples lives in Fort St John. They offered young people most of there first jobs at Mc Donald’s. There they learned so many life’s lessons. Garry was so great.
    From all of us we would like to say thank you for sharing your time, your lives and all your words of wisdom. Gary I learned so much from you. I’m so greatful for everything.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May Gary rest in peace now. Love from Sarge & Rita Strecheniuk

  4. REST IN PEACE DEAR BROTHER. YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS. KAREN, FRED AND FAMILY.

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