April 11, 1932 – August 2, 2016
at the age of 84 years
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Wesley Roger Garvin, born April 11, 1932.
Wes is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Doreen, 3 children Michelle, Daniel and his partner Nelson, David and his wife Rose, 4 grandchildren, Jeff, Jason, Tasha and Danielle and 2 great grandchildren, Wyatt and Cooper.
Wes was born in Saskatoon SK and was the 3rd eldest of 10 children, all raised on a farm in Craik, SK. He left home at the age of 18 to join the Navy and ended fighting in the Korean War. After the Navy Wes moved to Toronto where he met the love of his life, Doreen and started his career with the Government in the Communication sector. His work had him and Doreen traveling through the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, then landing him and his now family 4 in Calgary AB where he lived until his retirement, which brought both him and Doreen to Salmon Arm BC.
Wes was a caring, generous and loving man. People and humor were his greatest enjoyment which was evident to all, as he would joke and talk to anyone he came into contact with. He loved to see people happy and smiling.
A celebration of Wes’ life will be held for the family only at one of his favorite places in the Shuswap. Should you choose, in lieu of flowers, you can send a charitable donation in his name to the War Veterans of Canada.
The family would also like to take this time to “thank” Doctors Weicker and McKinnon for their caring, compassion and continued support during this sorrowful time.
I have not seen Wes in well over fifty years but our paths crossed several times when we were both radio operators in the north. All the good things said about him ring a bell with me. We connected a few years ago via email when I stumbled across the DOT radio history site. Condolences to all who care.