Posted: September 25th, 2017


March 5, 1938

– September 21, 2017

Mr. Gary Lee Harker, beloved husband of Kathy Harker of Magrath, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

He is the loving father of Daniel (Cathy) of Pleasant Grove, UT, Kyle (Lisa) of Modesto, CA, and Ruston of Pasadena, CA. He is also survived by his 17 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Karen Larson Harker.

Gary was born on March 5, 1938 in Cardston, to Sam & Rhoda Harker. He grew up on a farm near Glenwood, then studied at BYU graduating in Journalism.

In addition to writing for several newspapers across the province, Gary enjoyed being involved with the Boy Scouts, Fort Whoop Up, community theatre, and church activities.

He loved the outdoors, elephants, and Hawaiian pizza, but the chocolate covered ants were a one-time indulgence.

After a six-month battle with bone cancer, Gary died peacefully with loved ones nearby.

Friends may meet with the family from 10:00 – 10:45 am on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL (170 North Centre St., Magrath, AB). A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am, with interment to take place at 2:30 pm in Glenwood, AB.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (317 10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7)

To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca

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