Gary Loyd Bertrand
October 26, 1947 to September 4, 2005
Gary passed away peacefully September 4th at Vernon Hospital. Gary was well known in the communities of Vernon, and in Lavington where he lived for the past 25 years. He worked as a wood finisher at Venture Training for many years, and regularly participated in the Special Olympics and Gym Dandy Bowling League. Gary was an avid swimmer, bowler and dancer. He enjoyed many excellent friendships over he years, and was a friend to many in return. Gary is survived by his sister Yvette, his sister Marilyn and brother Ken, along with their families. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
Special thanks to the staff at Willowbrook Lodge and Venture Training, who supported Gary for many years in his communities. Also thanks to Dr. Meyer, Claire Carder (and all the staff at CLBC), Sharon Whitby (IHA), the community living support professionals and the VJH staff for their excellent care and support of Gary.
There will be a memorial service for Gary at Willowbrook Lodge, 9816 School Road in Lavington on September 13, 2005 at 11:00 am. All friends of Gary are welcome to attend. Call 542-8853 for further assistance.