On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, Garry surrounded by love and gentle humor, passed away peacefully from this world. Left to miss him deeply, until our paths cross again, is his wife Judy,
Children: Cathy (Steve), Zac (Stephanie) and Mike,
grandchildren: Alyssa, Megan, soon to be Amelia and
grand-dog, Maggie. Parents: Henry and Millie Averill,
Brother Jack (Dianne), sisters Candice (Ron), Mavis (Dave) and Kaysie (Ron), many family members and wonderful friends. Garry was a teacher for twenty five years in School District #23, nineteen of those at Glenmore Elementary. It was a job he loved, teaching for forty one years in total. An avid lover of music, a guitar was never far from reach and a scrap of paper always in his pocket to record any
memorable thoughts or events for further reference. In
retirement, he continued to share his love of education with his grandchildren, flashcards and all! Many thanks to Dr. Hignell, the staff at KGH (especially the Diagnostic Imaging Dept.), the Community Health nurses and the amazing staff at the Central Okanagan Hospice House for your wonderful care and support during this part of our journey. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. No service by request. A Birthday celebration will be held at a later date.
“I am not contained between my hat and my boots … I am large. I contain multitudes.” -Walt Whitman
Condolences may be sent to the family by
visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.