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GRIMSDALE, Gary George Francis Sr.

October 22, 1944 – Montreal, Quebec
August 11, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Grimsdale Sr., on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Gary worked in the printing industry, starting as an apprentice and becoming a Journeyman Pressman. Prior to his retirement he taught Printing and Graphic Arts at the Drumheller Institution in Drumheller, AB.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife Jane, their three sons, Gary Jr. (Erica), Jeffrey (Coralie), and Christopher (Joice); and grandchildren, Halee, Tyren, Chris, Charlon, and Jaya. He is also survived by sisters, Maureen, Gail, and Susan (Peter); nieces and nephews, Peter (Jackie), Brenda (Darrell), Tracey (Kevin), Robyn Lynn (Richard), Heather (Ian), Scott (Diane), Julie (Mike), Wendy (Bruce), Shannan (Cory), Mitchell, and Ryan. Gary was predeceased by his sister Audri.

A small private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Breathe, the Lung Association at lung.ca, or to the Peter Lougheed Intensive Care Unit, through calgaryhealthtrust.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. We would like to thank the staff in the Intensive Care Unit at the Peter Lougheed Centre, and particularly the Doctors and Nurses for their professional and compassionate care.

In living memory of Gary Grimsdale, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE NE, Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Marg Stewart & Mike Ferguson

    Jane and Boys – Please know how extremely sorry we are for you loss!

    Thinking of you always and great times shared.
    Marg & Mike

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  2. Robbie/Rod Audy

    Our condolences to you and your family. I remember your dad well. He was a great man to work with. He did so much for the institution with that print shop only he could run.

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  3. Marjorie Basilio

    My deepest condolences to the family.May God bless his soul.

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  4. Sonia and Max Dobson

    Dear Jane,
    Max and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Gary. We are thinking of you and all the family in Canada, of the happy and fun times we had with you and Gary. He was so kind to us, for ever cheerful, a wonderful help/support to Julie and of course a wonderful role model for our beloved Emmett.
    With all our love Sonia and Max

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  5. Shelley Friesen

    Sorry about the loss of Gary – husband, father, and grandfather. May you find comfort in memories you share with each other.
    May knowing so many people care help in this time of sorrow.

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  6. Jane, condolences to you and your family. I am sending you a hug and thank you for the hugs you gave me. The pain is real and it is hard, but be as strong as you were in the hospital.

    Thinking of you and how your heart is aching. Take care.

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  7. Chris,
    Thinking of you tonight and the pain you are going through. Hold onto all the beautiful memories and life you shared with your father and may you find some peace during this difficult time.
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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  8. Jerry and Linda Schuler

    Jane, sons and families. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We will always remember his smiling face, funny comments and the all the fun we had in our Bunco group years ago. May God rest his soul — we are praying for all of you at this tough time in your lives.

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  9. So sorry to hear about Gary! I have many fond memories of him talking photography with me during hockey games at the arena. May he rest in peace… and may God bless his family with strength during this sad time.

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  10. Steve & Irene Brant

    Jane and family, our condolences. Steve and I knew Gary from the institution and then as family. Gary always had a hello and a smile. Our prays and thoughts are with you.

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  11. Rest in peace, Gary. Your buddy, Pat

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