GARD, George – At the Woodstock Hospital on Monday, December 30, 2013, after celebrating his 93rd birthday on the previous day, George Edward Gard of Woodingford Lodge passed away.   Beloved husband of the late Martha “Mona” Gard (nee O’Sullivan).  Dear father of William Gard (Holly), Robert Gard, Dorothy Bisland and Cathleen Buchner (Owen).  Cherished grandfather of Teresa Gard (Wilmer Gomez), Edward Gard (Gabrielle), Kathryn Bisland (Fraser Firth), Sean Buchner (Michelle Yanes), Owen Buchner (Michelle) and Aaron Buchner (Rebecca).  Great grandfather to Alex Gard and Emry Buchner.  Brother of Dorothy Day and the late Donald Gard and a friend to Laurel Brown.  George was a long-time resident of Woodstock and an RCAF veteran of World War II.  A private family service will be held at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock.  Interment in the North Embro Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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