Gary Arthur Hamilton – born in Montreal, Quebec on June 26, 1954. Gary passed suddenly on July 1, 2017 at his home from health complications. Gary was a private man but anyone who knew him will share our loss. He is unforgettable. Gary did everything well, he was that kind of guy. He loved being with his family, fishing, martial arts, discussing things he was passionate about. We feel blessed that we were a part of Gary’s life and will remember his humour and thoughtfulness forever. We will miss him.
A man who had no father but taught his son many things. How to be honest, caring, loving, to stand up for himself, to show compassion and empathy towards others, and be a leader, my own man that all could admire. He also taught me life can be hard but we can always persevere. How to make people laugh for all the right reasons, because just like him, it brings joy in my day when I make people laugh or smile. Even though he’s gone he’ll live on through me. I more than just look like him I am him and myself at the same time. I loved him oh so much and I’m sure he loved me too but we had a funny way of showing it. He will be forever loved, forever missed, forever remembered. The best Dad I could have had from beginning till end.
Gary is preceded by his mother, Dorothy Sylvia Hamilton; grandparents, Arthur Dudley and Doris Nurse; godmother, Ivy Lawrence Maynier.
Gary leaves behind his wife Mary Anne; son Matthew Garrett Hamilton and his beloved dog Vader.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Edmonton SPCA. Gary had a deep love of dogs that we both shared.
You may visit with Gary on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 Street Edmonton. There will be no religious service. We will have a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm at one of his favourite restaurants, Saigon Hut, 5728-75 Street, Edmonton.