July 1, 1940 – April 26, 2020 –
at the age of 79 years:
Gary died at the age of 79 on Sunday, April 25 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. He is sorely missed already.
Gary was born in Vancouver, BC and lived a large portion of his life there. He moved to Salmon Arm in 1991. He made quite a few friends here and had many occupations including and Electrician, Plumber, Mechanic and hobby farming to name a few. He enjoyed fishing with his buddy Al and his wife Vera and son Adam. That was very much our summertime fun. Gary loved his cats Blackie and Topaz. Topaz was his favourite and slept with him most nights. Roger was well loved by Gary.
Left behind to remember Gary are, his wife and long time friend Vera, his sons Adam, Tyler and Luke and his brother in law Terrance. If you had Gary as a friend; he was true blue. Gary would do anything for his friends and loved ones.
I wish to thank the nurses and doctors that were loving and kind to Gary and his family: Dr. Lorenz, his family practitioner, Dr. Schneider, his surgeon and to all at the hospital, I appreciate your kindness. It was very difficult to watch him get weaker and sicker in his last days. I know he’s not suffering now. Even up to his death, he was taking care of me. He kept telling me he wasn’t going to live forever; but he is loved forever by me.