A trip across Canada was on Gary’s bucket list, so on January 1, his son Greg as the driver and Gary the navigator began their journey in the snow and freezing cold. After 6 days and 4500 km they stopped in Toronto to rest and visit with friends. As he grew weaker from the cancer, they headed back to Vernon to visit dear friends and Jan 23, after 9000 km they were back to Victoria.
Gary Forsythe devoted husband, father, uncle and brother in law, passed peacefully in Hospice on January 27, only 14 months after his precious wife and soulmate of 49 years, Nancy. He was predeceased by brother Bill and wife Nancy. Survived by son Greg of Salmon Arm, sister Eleanor (Prince Rupert), Donna (Vernon), nieces and nephews.
Gary was born in Copper Mountain October 12, 1943 spending his early years in Lavington and Vernon, his working years in Prince Rupert, Vernon and Victoria.
Gary will be fondly remembered by his friends, family and the Mori family for his sudoko, 9 grain cereal, vast knowledge, trivia, and keeping the sake and wine glasses full for the wonderful Japanese meals prepared by Nancy.
Condolences and memories can be left at
www.earthsoption.com. No memorial service will be held at Gary’s request.