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Gerald Garton

Gerald Garton

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Obituary for Gerald Trueman Garton

Garton, Gerald Truman “Gerry”- Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Victoria Manor on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the age of 93, a few days before his 94th birthday. Gerald will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 67 years Mary (née Box) . Dear brother of Virginia Blank, Gary Garton and predeceased by Betty Woodend, Ted Garton, Vance Garton, Vicky Burgomaster and his parents Joseph and Jean Garton. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gerald was a rear gunner in WWII for the RCAF. After his service in the air force he and Mary moved to Lakefield where they spent most of their life. A Celebration of Life will take place at Victoria Manor, 220 Angeline Street South, Lindsay on Sunday, May 5 from 1:00 – 3:00p.m. If desired, a memorial donation can be made to the Morton Community Healthcare Centre, Lakefield or a charity of your choice. Memorial donations and condolences can be made through www.mackeys.ca

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    Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Victoria Manor
    220 Angeline Street South
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    Sunday, May 5, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Jeanette Box and Barb Box have planted a memorial tree for Gerald Trueman Garton.
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Jeanette Box planted a memorial tree for Gerald Garton
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Barb Box

Rest easy, Uncle Gerald. We miss you.
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Barb Box planted a memorial tree for Gerald Garton
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Margaret Campbell

My best memories are of Uncle Gerald at their cottage on Lake Kashobogg. He was always puttering around or enjoying a beer on a hot day. He never came in swimming with us, saying the water was too wet for him. One day when I was in swimming a water snake came slithering towards me. I'll never forget him grabbing an oar from the boat, picking that snake up with it and tossing it into the bushes. I think he was more worried than I was! He tolerated our attempts to style what little hair he had into something weird and wonderful. Later, when I started working, he was always interested in my job and the company I worked for, and was always up on what was going on corporately and around the world. I saw him as someone very wise, fun and loving under that gruff exterior. I'll miss him dearly.
Margaret Campbell, niece
Comment | Posted at 06:38pm via Condolence

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