Gary was born May 28, 1946, to Viola and Albert Mitchell. He was the youngest of 5 children. He was raised in Barrhead, Alberta.
Gary married Marie Hollman on November 7, 1998. They lived happily in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Gary had many talents, but for many years he worked as a welder. Gary retired 3 years ago at 65 years old.
Gary leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marie; his children of the heart, Pam Lillies, Bruce (Terri) Taylor and Ed (Leslie) Ernst; his granddaughter Sara White; as well as his siblings, Dallas and Duane; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gary was predeceased by his parents, Viola and Albert; his sisters Joyce Ernst and Lavern Brinton; brothers-in-law Bill Brinton and Ed Ernst; and his nephew Brandon Messmer.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service (4715 50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB). Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta SPCA (10806 – 124 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3) or to a charity of one’s choice.