August 15, 1939 – March 5, 2023
at the age of 83 years:
Gary was born a twin alone and passed with his family by his side. Born to Sidney and Mary Ann (Bobbie) of Burnaby, BC, he leaves behind his loving wife Evelyn, sons Christopher (Karen) and Darren (Lynn), his adoring grandchildren Melissa (Chris), Ryan, Jessey, (Phillip) and Tristan, great grandaughter Emberlyn, his brother Wayne (Connie), nieces Cindy (Jake), Brittney, Beau, Sharon (Lee) Gage, Liam, Vivian from Gibsons, BC.
Gary had an exceptionally full life! He was a cowboy on Gang Ranch, a drummer in his own band at sixteen and went on to play with famous people and bands. He also drummed at “The Cave” night club with famous singers. Gary owned restaurants and was a part owner of a night club. He owned and ran a construction company that built high rises, subdivisions, etc. in BC.
He moved to Lillooet, BC in 1980. He set up a construction company and set Evelyn up in a Building Supply (lrly Bird) Sageland. There he loved curling, golfing, fishing, boating and playing Canasta with friends. Moved to White Lake in 1994 and bought 16 acres, subdivided and sold most of the lots and build a house on 3 acres of the land. Gary belonged to “The Shuswap Car Club” with a 1965 Mustang. He also belonged to “The Shuswap Miner’s Club”; Rock Club and RVing, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
The family wish to thank the staff at Polson in Vernon and Hillside in Kamloops.
Donations can be made to the Dementia, Alzheimer Societies.
Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.