After a courageous battle with ALS for many years, Gary Coles passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Dale Coles for 35 years. Cherished father of Joanna Coles (Blake), Luke (Erica) Coles and Jacqueline (Kyle) Greenwood. Treasured by his siblings Wayne, Marilyn (Robbie) Irons, half-brother Carl (Jennifer) Stewart, step-brother Daryl (Michele) Coles, sister-in-law Colleen Maxwell and brother-in-law Bud (Loretta) Rich. Survived by his mother Anne Myers and stepmother Beverly Coles, and by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Vernon. Gary loved to ride the open road travelling and looking for adventure on his Harley Davidson or in his convertible. He enjoyed golfing, playing and refereeing hockey and umpiring. A special thank you to Dr. Prendiville, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Shoesmith, and Dr. Strong, as well as the people from Pathways and staff of Bayshore. A special thank you to his nurse, Tammy. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia, ON at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Minor Athletic Association (SMAA), The Salvation Army Toy Run, ALS Society of Ontario or Lambton Elderly Outreach (cheques only at the funeral home please).
“Live to Ride, Ride to Live.”  ~ Harley Davidson

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