Irl Russell (White) Garries, beloved husband of Dorothy Garries of Calgary, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008 at the age of 86 years.
White was born August 8, 1922 in Stella, Nebraska. He immigrated to Bentley, Alberta in July 1930 with his family. White served his country in the RCAF as a bomb aimer overseas during WWII. Upon his return, White married Dorothy on June 11, 1949 in Calgary. White worked for thirty-one years with Alberta Livestock CO-OP as an accountant. White was very family oriented, and enjoyed to be in the company of his children. He especially loved to make an annual trip home to Bentley for the Annual Rodeo Days Parade.
White is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Debra Garries. He was predeceased by his parents, Katie and Ralph Garries; brother, Red; sister, Hazel; son, Brian; and daughter, Debbie.
A Private family service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of White Garries, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences