June 13, 1945 – April 16, 2021
Born June 13, 1945, Garry (Woody) Woodward passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021, surrounded by the love of his life, Mary-Ann and his two daughters, Tammy (Andrew) and Julie (Greg).
He is also survived by his son Arlynd, his grandchildren Jodi, Rachel, Brandon, Emma, Madison, and Maverick. Woody leaves behind many more family and friends who will remember him with fondness.
Woody was a devoted husband to Mary-Ann for 46 years as well as a loving father and father-in-law. His greatest joy in life was being Papa to his grandchildren and spending time with family.
Woody was a character with his sparkling blue eyes, mischievous smile, wicked sense of humour, charming wit and that ever-present white handlebar moustache. Woody made friends wherever he went, and we will all miss his amazing ability to tell a story and his “Woody-isms.”
In 2009, Woody finally retired (kind of) and moved to Chilliwack. During his retirement, Woody enjoyed many hobbies and could be found watching the sprint car races, going on tours with the VCC, driving the forklift at Ritchie Bros, cheering on the Chilliwack Chiefs, taking in a ball game at Townsend park, helping out his neighbours, visiting garage sales, fishing, camping and taking trips to Mexico.
Over the past year, Woody bravely battled cancer but remained his usual self by making friends with everyone he met along his journey. Although he is gone, he will never be forgotten. A celebration of life to be planned in the future.
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