Garry Patrick WAITE

We regret to advise you of the sudden death of Sergeant Garry Patrick Waite (Retired) on 28 September 2006. He was born in Regina, SK on 27th, July 1940.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 31 years Linda, his children Gary Patrick Waite in Vancouver, BC, his daughter, Treasure Louise Randall and her two beautiful children Morgan and Kane, in Oromocto, NB, his sister, Wenda Waite in Richmond BC, his brother Myles (Garnett) Waite in Richmond, BC, and many nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers, Darryl and Bruce.

Garry started his military career with the Militia in Victoria, BC. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers with the Sapper Apprentice Program Sixth Intake in 1957. He graduated in 1959 as a Field Engineer. After a proud military career that ended in retirement in 1977, he did a short stint with the British Columbia Corrections Service. Garry then went on to serve his country for another 22 years as a Federal Correctional Officer with Corrections Canada. Never one to sit idle, on his retirement from public service, Garry opened his sports card shop in 1997 in Oromocto, NB and on any given day you could find him with that day’s favorite hockey cards bulging out his shirt pocket and chatting to anyone who would listen about his love of collecting.

A former member of the Chilliwack Lions Club and a proud member of the Retired Sappers Association, the Retired Sappers Apprentice Association, and was proud to be a 4th, Degree member of the Knights of Columbus; he continued to serve his fellow man through his dedication to service. Garry was a former Board Member of York Credit Union.

Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Saturday, September 30th, 2006 from 7-9 pm and Sunday, October 1st, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, October 2nd, 2006 at 11:00 am with Rev. Ken Weir as Celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date. No flowers by request, memorial tributes made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Military Engineers Museum would be appreciated by the family.

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