Gary Richard Landry passed away at the Golden & District General Hospital on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at the age of 54 years. A Memorial Service was held at the Golden Senior’s Center on Tuesday afternoon, August 7th with family and friends attending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Food Bank, in memory of Gary.
Gary was born in Kamloops, B.C. on January 3, 1958 and had been a resident of Golden for 42 years. Gary spent 4 of his younger years with his beloved maternal grandparents in Procter, BC. Gary was employed for 16+ years as a labourer and foreman at Evans Products where he gained many lasting friends. He was later employed by Mountain Minerals for several years and obtained many mining and safety Certificates. Gary enjoyed doing woodwork, monkey wrenching and bodywork on vehicles. He was an avid NHL Hockey fan with the Canucks being his favourite team. He was a great fan of Gretzky in his prime and, in Gary’s younger days, he loved the Canadiens, especially Yvan Cournoyer. Gary enjoyed playing crib, darts, board games and doing crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and collecting firewood. He was an animal lover who especially enjoyed his dog Frisky. Gary’s long-time desire in life was to own a Corvette and he was finally able to accomplish this with the purchase of his prized 1989 “Vet”. He was a people person who was very generous, giving and kind to his family and friends. Gary was very appreciative of all he had in life and oft times shared his home with friends who were down and out.
Gary was predeceased by his grandparents, and his uncle, Marty Mucha. He is survived by his mother and stepfather Cecile (Richard) Anderson of Salmon Arm; his dad Ron Landry of Golden; three siblings: Julie Landry of Salmon Arm, Joanne Landry (Barry Klassen) of Golden and Kenny (Joanne) Landry of Fort McMurray, Alberta, stepbrother Terry (Kerry) Anderson of Edson, Alberta and stepsister Launa Anderson (Johnny Sutton) of Victoria; 12 nieces and nephews: J.D., Jolene, Mitchell, Cache, Wyatt, Shaela, Cheyenne, Chase, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Mackenzie and Hannah; great niece Thia-lyn as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Gary’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.