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Date of Passing: Aug 24, 2023

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Words can’t describe the life of Garry or capture the profound sadness of his passing.

Garry passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on August 24, 2023, at the Carman Memorial Hospital at the age of 73 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Winnipegosis, he was the youngest son of Donald and Mary McAulay and a brother to Allan McAulay. The family moved to Belmont, MB in 1958, and in 1968, Garry joined the Royal Bank in Brandon, MB. His lifelong career in banking took him and his family to many towns and cities throughout Manitoba and Ontario. Although relocating can be difficult, his family understood, accepted and supported his occupation and with each move new friendships were made which are still cherished today.

On October 21, 1972, Garry married Helen Ruth Myers and together they have enjoyed 50 years of love and devotion together.

Garry was always community minded and spent many years involved with local Chamber of Commerce and associations of Kinsmen Clubs as well as being appointed by Manitoba Health to the Central Health Region’s Advisory Board.

After retirement Garry took up woodworking. He made many beautiful and useful items from bunk beds and night tables for the grandchildren to trivets and banana hangers for all! Another post retirement passion was music. Garry loved to share his voice and with his wife and fellow band mates he was able to enjoy many musical gigs throughout the years.

When Garry became ill, he was asked what meant the most to him and his answer was, family, time at the lake, music and friends.

Garry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ruth; son Jeff (Charity), Paige and Parker; son Mike (Leah) Olivia, Liam and Ewan and all of his extended family and special lifelong friends.

We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all hospital staff involved with caring for Garry. We’d also like to thank our friends near and far and the wonderful people of our community for all the calls, food, and loving support you have given us throughout this journey. Thank you for your kindness.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Carman Active Living Centre on Friday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Whenever there was a storm,

you were my shelter.

Doyle’s Funeral Home, Carman

in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2023

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