Gary Austin Garnett

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Gary Austin Garnett

March 22, 1933 - August 2, 2019

Passed away Friday, August 2, at Streamway Villa, surrounded by his family. He leaves his devoted wife of 62 years Mavis, his children Glenn (Charlene), Cheryl (Steve) and Brent (Therese), and grandchildren Lauren, Michael, Andrew and Austin. He was the last remaining member of the Garnetts of Lancaster, N.B., predeceased by his parents Daisy and Harry, sisters Mame, Doreen and Joyce and brothers Bill, Delbert and Jack. Gary worked for the Royal Bank for 30 years, loved his birds (in particular purple martins), gardening, woodworking and antiquing. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Alzheimer Society. There will be a private family service. A very special thanks to the amazing staff of Streamway Villa who brightened his final years and brought great comfort to his family.  Condolences received at

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Jean Docherty (Turtles) - August 23, 2019

Dear Mavis,I was very sad to read of Gary's passing. He had such a wonderful sense of humour. I remember you telling me that it was impossible to have a serious conversation with him about a problem because he just kept joking. I hope your wonderful memories of your life together sustain you and your family.

Lynn Ramsay - August 15, 2019

Hello Mavis and FamilyI just read about Gary today August 15th. I'm sorry for your loss but must say you both can have peace now.What a time we had at Streamway. I hope I never have to go through that again.God BlessLynn

Dianne Tollan - August 14, 2019

Mavis and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Scott and I often think of Gary when we tend the lilac tress we bought from him many years ago at the plant sale.He was a kind and gentle man and he will be missed from his friends in Grafton. Dianne

Jan Fluke - August 7, 2019

Dear Mavis and family, I was so sorry to hear about Gary. Although I didn't know him for long, I have fond memories of chatting to him when walking by and him teasing me in church while you were in the choir upfront.He was always welcoming. I hope he is at peace.Hugs, Jan

William & Donna Rest - August 7, 2019

We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your father. Know that our thoughts & love are with you during this time of grieving.

Mark and Mary-Jane Tonello - August 7, 2019

Gary and Mavis were the best neighbors! I remember Gary in the pouring rain, trying to fling scrambled eggs on a pie plate, 15 feet in the air to his purple Martin birdhouse and playing his cd of bird songs in the garden to attract the purple martins. We picked apples and crabapples and discussed flowers, and gardens and watering strategies. He always had time to chat or lend a helping hand. A true gentleman. Sending our sincere condolences to Mavis and family.

Katherine Cole - August 7, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Katherine Berry - August 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of this - I remember Gary and how kind he was to me with firewood several years ago when I needed it. He would bring it in bags for me as kindling. I will remember him and his thoughtfulness. He was a kind man. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Diane Patterson - August 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May you have many happy memories. With Deepest sympathy from a Red Hat friend.

Estella Lau - August 4, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Rob and Rita Garnett - August 4, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Rob and Rita Garnett - August 4, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss and you have our sincere condolences. It is not easy but, as many of you have said, you have a lot of great stories and memories to remind yourself of your wonderful father, husband, grandfather and friend. I still have memories of that purple Martin (vacant, in our case) hotel that seemed to go up 30 feet in the air that my dad (Del) borrowed from Gary for a couple years in hopes of attracting that elusive bird.Very best to all of you.

Alma and John Draper - August 3, 2019

Dear Mavis and familyWe are so sad to hear of Gary's passing. I,in particular, have missed Gary when he stopped coming out with the walking group, followed with lunch at the Buttermilk or Dutch Oven. Both of us will have fond memories of Gary.Thinking of you. Alma and John

Jen Coulter - August 3, 2019

Dearest deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Thinking of you. Jen