Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, May 6, 2013, Richard “Kieth” Gark passed away at the age of 75.  Beloved husband of Jan for 53 years. Loving father of Jeff (LeeAnn), Dan, and Anna Androski (Mark). Cherished grandfather of Chase, Ty, Kodi, Kiera, and Luke. Dear brother of Marilynne Duffield (William) and step-brother of Sharon Johnson (Carl White). Survived by sisters-in-law Frances McRae (late Graham), Annie Linn (late Bill), Mary Lou Majury (late Lorne). Remembered by nieces Cindy and Penny; several nieces and nephews; cousins Gord and Noella, Richard (late Kathy), Leslie and Howard Hartle; and dear friend “Buddy Mitchie” and Andrea. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Fred McRae (Linda) and sister-in-law Edna Engel (James). Kieth will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, Bluewater Health Emergency Department or Bluewater Health Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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