Posted: February 18th, 2014

April 13 1940 – February 13 2014
Dad left our presence here to join his best friend, love of his life Fay in the early hours of February 13th. Born in Lethbridge at the Alexander Galt Hospital to Canako and Seizan, dad was the 2nd youngest of 5 siblings Pat, Bob, Gene, Dad, Gail to which he is survived by his sisters Pat (Earl) and Gail (Jim). Mom and dad were blessed with 3 children Gary Jr (Dawn), Chad, Kim (Keith) 5 grandchildren Tai, Torin,Josh, Dani, Kenzie and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Dad’s years were full of excitement with mom always there putting her views into his ideas and making sure they were hers. Dad’s career began in the automotive industry, primarily autobody. “Beautiful Bodies Are Our Business” was the logo for his shop in Fernie after moving his family from Hardieville to carry on his passions and dreams for his family. His knowledge and experience from his endeavors made it possible for Dad and Mom to enjoy trips to Hawaii, golfing excursions, many camping and fishing trips and many other adventures which had his family close by. Always concerned about his grandchildren dad showed a keen interest in their dreams whether it be music, art or their career choices, but always being the silent critic. Once you befriended Dad it wasn’t long before you had a new nickname, one that always gave him a giggle or two, and those receiving a sense of acceptance. “Don’t listen to me…..I’ve been there before”. We don’t know all your travels Dad but we do know you’re with Mom and Chaddy. Love you, miss you and forever in our hearts. We would like to thank Dr. Geers and his staff for the years of care given, Dr. Wong, the staff at CRH 4-C and the staff at Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows for their care during Dad’s brief illness. Koden and flowers gracefully declined. Please donate to Diabetes, Heart and Stroke or Cancer Fund. There will be a private family memorial at a later date.

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