Gary Arthur Benjamin Hamilton



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.





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Michael Cooper

Hello Mary Anne, I remember fondly the fun Gary and I had at DeVry, Skipping out on labs and some classes he and I knew so well we could have taught them easily. It seems we were always together back then and helped each other in achieving the amazing academic results we did. We kind of lost touch when you two moved to Edmonton and life moved on. His outgoing personality, his love of life, and drive to be the best will always be remembered. It was an honor to be best man at your wedding and truly the world is a much better place for Gary having lived on it. If your son is anything like the Gary I knew, you must be very proud. My dearest wishes to both you and Matthew where I know he lives on in your hearts. Michael Cooper, Calgary

Elinor Whitty

Hello Mary Anne and Matthew,
Mary Anne we lost touch a long time ago. I didn’t know Gary, since I only met him a few times. I do remember his sense of humour.
Matthew, the piece you wrote was very heartwarming.
I think you’re father would have been proud of you!
My very best to both of you.
Elinor Whitty (Marian vanLeeuwan’s sister)

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