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It is with great sadness that the family of Rev. Gary Robert Carruthers announce that on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, Gary passed away peacefully at Boyne Lodge in Carman, Manitoba. He was surrounded by his wife Jean, the love and prayers of his son Graham, daughter Sara, his family and Jean's family.
Gary was born in February 1945 to the late George Earl Carruthers and Patricia Mae (Burton) Carruthers. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean; his children, Graham, Sara (Trevor); grandchildren, Lauren, Cameron, Grace, Aliyah; siblings, George (Bev), Linda (Howard), Joan (Richard), and the rest of her extended family and friends. Also remembered by Jean's family: Sheryl (Scott), Paula (Gene), grandchildren Delaney & Emma. In addition, he will be remembered by Jean's siblings, their families, and the rest of her extended family.
Rev. Gary first served in the United Church of Canada as a student minister at Dashwood and Zurich. After ordination, he served the congregations of Salford and Foldens and then Central United. Gary will be remembered by these congregations, the Presbyteries and his clergy colleagues for his passion and work within the Church and his communities.
Family and friends will fondly remember Gary for his hardworking hands that crafted beautiful woodworking projects and he renovated many homes over the years, including working with Graham to build the beautiful home on College Line.
Gary's happiest hours were spent being 'papa' to the grandchildren, playing, snuggling, teasing and loving each other. Papa's face beamed so bright when he was around his grandchildren.
Many hours were spent on the golf course where he worked to perfect his golf swing at any opportunity!
Gary loved music: religious music as well as jazz and blues, but no music gave him as much joy as hearing Sara's voice or Graham's own works on his keyboard.
A very special thank you goes out to the staff of the Boyne Lodge in Carman, Manitoba, who have been exceptional with their care and attention over the last 2 and ½ years.
Gary's online memorial will take place at 2pm (EST) on April 25th.
Toll Free: 1 855 703 8985 (Canada)
Memorial Donations in Gary's name may be made to Mission & Service of the United Church of Canada; Heart & Stroke Foundation; or a charity of your choice.
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- Date of Publication
- 17 Apr 2021
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- April 10, 2021
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