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MCGOWAN, Gary

April 19, 1949 – Truro, Nova Scotia
April 7, 2018 – Airdrie, Alberta

Gary McGowan of Airdrie, passed away on April 7, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Gary loved being in the garage with his son’s working on vehicles. He treasured the time spent with his grandchildren and great- grandchild. He enjoyed listening to old country music and loved horses, collecting hockey cards and old bottles.

Gary is survived by his wife Joanne McGowan, children, two sons, Jeff and Ryan and his wife Kerry; his two daughters, Shannon and husband Joe, Robyn and husband Jon; eight grandchildren, Hayley, Keavey, Jacob, Madisyn, Raewyn, Arielle, Sophie and Jaxson; one great-grandchild, Harley. Also his mother, Jean Hart of Airdrie; six sisters, Arlene and husband Dale, Joy and husband Terry, Sandy and husband Jason, Sherry and husband Ken, Shirley, Gail and one brother James; Gary will be lovingly remembered by his friends, Tim and Lillian Duxbury; and numerous other family members and friends. Gary was predeceased by his father James Lloyd McGowan and his brother, Terry McGowan.

A Poem for Gary:

I’M FREE

DON’T GRIEVE FOR ME, FOR NOW I’M FREE, I’M FOLLOWING THE PATH GOD LAID FOR ME.
I TOOK HIS HAND WHEN I HEARD HIS CALL, I TURNED MY BACK AND LEFT IT ALL.
I COULD NOT STAY ANOTHER DAY, TO LAUGH, TO LOVE, TO WORK, TO PLAY. TASKS LEFT UNDONE MUST STAY THAT WAY, I FOUND THAT PIECE AT THE END OF THE DAY.
IF MY PARTING HAS LEFT A VOID, THEN FILL IT WITH REMEMBERED JOY.
A FRIENDSHIP SHARED, A LAUGH, A KISS, AH, YES, THESE THINGS TOO I WILL MISS.
BE NOT BURDENED WITH TIMES OF SORROW, I WISH YOU THE SUNSHINE OF TOMORROW.
MY LIFE’S BEEN FULL, I SAVOURED MUCH, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TIMES, A LOVED ONE’ TOUCH.
PERHAPS MY TIME SEEMED ALL TOO BRIEF, DO NOT LENGTHEN IT NOW WITH UNDUE GRIEF.
LIFT UP YOUR HEART AND SHARE WITH ME, GOD WANTED ME NOW, HE SET ME FREE. – JANICE M. FAIR-SALTERS

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive) on Monday, April 16 at 2:00 P.M.Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gary McGowan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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  1. Adele Winslow :

    What we have once enjoyed we can never lost, all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. (Helen Keller). Our condolences. Love and Hugs Adele and Hugh Winslow

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  2. Keith & Sally Weedmark Lange :

    Joanne and family! Sending condolences and our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time! God bless you all!

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  3. Storey & Marilyn Pearce :

    My condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one .

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  4. janette Egginton :

    So sorry for your loss Shannon..You are in my thoughts.

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  5. Marco Ferrara :

    My heartfelt condolences to the family.

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  6. Bernard De Coste :

    Sincere condolences to you and your family, from cousin Bernard and Barbara De Coste

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  7. Elizabeth Ferrara :

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Jean, Sherry and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

    Giuseppe & Elizabeth Ferrara

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  8. Dorothy Goldrich :

    So sorry about my nephew Gary R I P ,dearest

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  9. Kelly McEntee :

    Our condolences to you all Joanne Jeff Shannon Robyn Ryan and all your families . Thinking of you all at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
    Love Sean & Kelly McEntee

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  10. Walter Bernard Jellow :

    Joanne and Family, sending condolences and Deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband our prayers are with you and your Family at this very trying time God Bless and be with you all
    Your Cousin
    Walter and Catherine Jellow

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  11. Sorry to hear for your loss Shannon. Take Care.

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  12. Eileen Jenkins :

    Deepest condolences to you, Joanne and your Family.
    Cherish those memories!
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at
    this very difficult time.
    RIP Gary.

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  13. Enos Streicher :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time Joanne. Gary will be missed by many

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