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Williams, Garry John

Garry John Williams of Calgary passed gracefully into God’s hands on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at home, surrounded by the love of his wife Jan; daughters, Jesslyn and Vicki; brothers Wayne and Tim; and mother Lillian.

Garry was born in Calgary on February 24, 1956. As a sculptor and teacher, he touched the lives of many and was an inspiration to all. He worked in his studio right up until the last days of his life. Garry attended the Alberta College of Art, the Banff School of Fine Arts and received his Master’s degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, but he loved Alberta and his prairie roots are reflected in the art he created over the past thirty years. Think of him when you see his sculptures “Rabbit Rise” in Edgemont Park, “Aesop’s Fables” on 4th St S.W. and the “Chinook” manhole covers on many sidewalks around the city. His friends and family will always remember him for his determination, strength and humour.

A Celebration of Garry’s Life will be held at Centre Street Church Main Campus (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Tuesday May 10, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through

Flowers are gratefully declined and if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433 or to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319,

In living memory of Garry Williams, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dale Johnston (Smith) :


    I am so sorry to find out that Garry passed away. I just saw something that reminded me of you guys and plugged his name into Google only to find that he was gone.

    I hope that this message gets through to you. I miss you and I know it’s been years but our friendship was one of the best things in my life.

    I am so very very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine how hard the past few years have been for you.

    I hope that the funeral home is able to get this through to you.

    All my love

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