Garry Russell Finell


It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dr. Garry Finell, DVM. on Saturday June 3, 2017, at the age of 67 years.

Garry is lovingly remembered by wife, Lee Finell, son Grayson, Sister Sandi Roberts (Lyle), Brothers Erl Finell (Heather Jackson), Jeff Finell (Marguerite Smith) and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, former colleagues and clients. Predeceased by parents, Eldon and Jean and infant son Jess.

Born and raised in Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Garry graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He was a lifelong learner, an accomplished photographer, a nature lover and voracious reader. His love of animals lead him to a distinguished a career in veterinary medicine made where he was known as a compassionate caregiver for all pets and their owners; and was highly respected by his colleagues and clients.

Garry’s Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2 pm at the Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton, 7621 101 Ave NW Edmonton. Reception to follow.

Cremation has taken place.

Interment at a later date in Saskatchewan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton

7621–101 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6A 0J6

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Kim Schmidt

Dear Lee,
I’m so very sorry to learn of the passing of your husband Gary. Please know that I’ll be thinking of you and Grayson and wishing you strength and peace in the time ahead. Kim Schmidt


Dearest Lee and Grayson, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the days and months ahead. May you find strength and comfort in each other, and may your hearts be filled with loving memories of your beloved husband and father. Hugs and kisses.

Lana Black

Our sincerest condolences Lee and Grayson. Garry was my boss, my vet and my friend. We will all miss his photo sharing, stock analysis, jokes, and perspective on life. Taken from this life far too young, but he gave much while he was with us. Keep his memories strong in your heart. In our thoughts… Lana and Randy Black


I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Finell. He was our family vet for many years and was also one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Finell’s family and friends at this sad time.

Colleen Deis

Lee and Grayson, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you both.

Erl and Heather,
We may not understand why sad things happen, but may it somehow help to know how much I care.
Love you,

Sandi and Lyle,
My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff and Marguerite,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.


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