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6697 GARY THEODORE UMRYSH

September 20, 1943 – June 2, 2013

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2 at his home in Surrey, BC at the age of 69. Survived by his children Penny, Paul (Suzanne), Philip (Amy) and their mother Joanne. Grandfather of Sophia, Natalie, Abigayle and Eloise. Brother to Dennis, Brian and Linsey. He will be mourned by many family members and friends. As a graduate of Royal Military College (class of ’65), Gary served in the Canadian Armed Forces until his retirement in 1984. His favourite diversions were a good crossword puzzle, a game of chess with a friend, and reading extensively in military, mystery and thriller genres. He has passed the legacy of his love for nature, travel and adventure to his children. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Armour Heights Officers’ Mess, 215 Yonge Boulevard, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Hero Fund would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories can be forwarded through Squish441@hotmail.com.

One Comment

  • Peter Walker

    August 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Dear Joanne and family, please accept my condolences. Having just lost my wife I know what you will be going through. Some of the advice I have been given is to keep talking to her and keep busy. I am told that it just takes time but after some event triggers a downer the next time the same event is half as bad.

    Pete Walker (we met in Basle and you stayed with us for fasnacht)