GARY WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, GARY

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Dick Williams. Gary passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Andy Moog Hospice House in Penticton after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary is predeceased by his parents; Violet and Lester Williams and loving Aunt, Eva Dick. He is survived by his brother, Philip Williams of Naramata, his loving wife, Susan, son, Matthew (Tammy) and daughter, Holly. Raised on an orchard in Naramata, Gary moved to Penticton to work at the age of 15. He wanted to avoid changing the sprinklers and pruning the trees! While working in a Penticton radiator shop, he became involved in stock car racing which was a lifelong passion. Gary raced his own car and won many trophies racing at the Billy Foster Memorial Speedway and Penticton Speedway. His boss and good friend Pat of Stevens Automotive in Penticton was instrumental in Gary earning his Auto Mechanic Diploma. After leaving Stevens Automotive, Gary worked for the Corporation of Summerland for 25 years as the works yard mechanic and was responsible for maintaining the trucks, plows and heavy machinery in our community. Gary was a man of few words and a quirky sense of humor. He enjoyed watching all sports and participated in a select few. He was a fine fly fisherman, an excellent swimmer, a very good 5 pin bowler, a passionate stock car driver and an outstanding cook. A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Providence’s Summerland Chapel, 13205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC. A private family interment will be held at Canyonview Cemetery. Should friends so desire a donation to the Salvation Army, The Royal Canadian Legion or the SPCA are the three organizations he believed in deeply. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-494-7752

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