February 20, 1939 – March 2, 2011
We celebrate the life and accomplishments of Gary Robert Gay who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the age of 72 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie, of fifty years, his daughters Michelle (Darryl) and Marni (Darrin), his lovingly cherished grandchildren, Brittany, Dallas, and Haley, his sister, Gail, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Gary was a loving, supportive and devoted father and grandfather. Family and friends were deeply and dearly treasured. He was born in Melfort SK, grew up in Duchess AB, and completed his B. Ed and PhD at the University of Alberta. His passion was education and every aspect of his life was devoted to teaching and learning. His interests and roles throughout his lifetime were so diverse, all mastered with skill, humility, and dignity.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial presentation in the Parish Hall. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Sincere thanks to the Cedars Villa Clover unit caregivers over the past four years and both the Foothills and Rockyview Hospital staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gary may be made directly to the Parkinson Alberta Society, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org.
In living memory of Gary Gay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences