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Haywood, Dr. Gary Lorne

Dr. Gary Lorne Haywood, beloved father, grandfather, family physician and friend, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

Gary was born on July 2, 1938 in Winnipeg, MB. He attended the University of Manitoba and graduated from medical school in 1962. Gary then served as a physician in the Canadian Armed Forces before opening his practice in Calgary in 1968. Gary enjoyed every minute of his thirty-nine years of family practice, and is grateful to have been a part of so many lives. When not working, he could be found travelling or spending time at his Sylvan Lake cabin. Reluctantly, he retired in 2007 secondary to his battle with cancer.

Gary is survived by his three children, Loralie Anne Haywood (John Abato), Janice Lynn Parker (Jason), and Heather Marie Jirka (Jeff) as well as his three grandchildren, Mitchell Gary Parker, Makenna Vail Parker and Paige Marie Jirka. He also leaves behind his sister Lorraine Remple (Maurice) and his nieces, Donna Hart and Linda Piché. Gary was predeceased by his beloved wife Myra Eileen Haywood, his mother Margaret Kathleen Cull, his father Sidney Cuthbert Haywood and his brother George Sidney Haywood.

“I’ve lived a life that’s full

I traveled each and every highway … I did it my way.”

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held in a private service of remembrance. A special thank you to Dr. Don Gladman, long-time friend and colleague, and the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Forward condolences through 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.

In living memory of Dr. Gary Haywood, 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.

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  1. garth haywood :

    I am sorry that I never knew Gary. He was my uncle, I am the son of George Haywood
    and stumbled on this website accidentally while trying to find out more about my father, anyone interested can email me!

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  2. JIm Mitchell :

    Hi Garth, Like you I just discovered the passing of a great man. I had the great honor and pleasure of working with your uncle in the Medical Corp in the Canadian army in 1965-66 in Germany. He also delivered my son Darren in Germany in 1966 and was our family doc in Calgary after we were both out of the army. We moved to B.C. in 1992 and unfortunatly I lost touch with him. I will remember him fondly.

    Jim Mitchell

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  3. Jeri Haywood WINNIPEG :

    I was not informed of your Fathers death until reading my son Garth’s e mail today. Lori or Janis can email me in wpg so I can write you all a letter to tell you more, I am Gary’s brother,s widow, All you girls Janis Lori and Heather and your families have our deepest sympathy. A little late but truly meant.Jeri and Glenn Haywood.

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