Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Saturday, October 9th, 1943 - Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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With the Heaviest of Hearts, We sadly announce the passing of Gary W.H. Smith on January 13th 2019 at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg.

Gary was born on October 9th 1943 in Winnipeg. Gary was the eldest son to Hall and Violet Smith, He grew up in the St. Boniface/Norwood area.

In Gary's younger years he enjoyed skating at the local skating rink, taking the train with his parents and younger brother to Grand Beach. He especially enjoyed cruising the streets of downtown in his ‘56 Ford.

Gary had a long career with Public Markets as the head accountant for both the railways.

Gary met the love of his life Janet (Kulson) in 1962 at a local party and their relationship grew over the love of Gary's involvement of cars and drag racing, They were married on September 10, 1966. Over the years they enjoyed several activities together such as curling, bowling, ballroom dance classes, attending Jaycee dues and going to the lake in Kenora Ontario.

In March of 1970, they became the proudest parents to twin daughters Debra and Barbara and 11 months later welcomed the arrival of their third daughter Susan. All though life was very hectic with having three daughters so close in age, they had a lot of "Family Fun Days". The family enjoyed many years at the lake and he especially liked "puttering" in the yard to make our property look beautiful, there wasn’t a stump he couldn't conquer. Gary was so proud of his Daughters and Grandchildren and would tell them on a daily basis how much he loved them.

Gary was a gentle kind hearted quiet man, a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Janet, daughters; Debra (Rob), Barb (Jeff), and Sue. Grandchildren; Abby(Tyler), Hayden, Lily, Paige, Mason and his faithful companion "Pickles" their dog. Sister-in-law Judy, Brother-in-law Jimmy (Holly), nieces Laura and Karley, and their families, along with other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Hall and Violet Smith, In-laws Edward and Irene Kulson and most recently his beloved brother Keith.

Gary struggled for several years with Type 1 diabetes and complications with this disease. He fought this disease just like the type of man he was, quiet and strong with true grace and dignity.

Cremation has taken place, As per Gary's wishes no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JDRF Winnipeg.

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Beautiful memories are treasured forever of happy days when we were together, with aching hearts we whisper low, we love you Dad, we'll miss you so...
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Margaret Chinn Posted at 12:26pm

Dear Jan, I wanted to let you know that I am just full of sincere thoughts for you and your family at this time. I remember such good times that we spent together years ago. Take good care of yourself. Margaret
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Linda Armstrong Posted at 12:12pm

Jan, Deb, Barb and Sue, We are so very, very sorry for your loss. When ever we saw Gary he had a smile on his face was a very easy going man. We've missed seeing him over the past few years but hearing a hello from him was nice. He loved playing pool at the Legion on Friday nights with the "boys". He loved his "girls" and grandkids so much. May your memories help in easing the pain. Love Darwin and Linda
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