With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Garth in his 80th year. He is survived by his wife and best friend Barbara; this year marks their 57th year of marriage. Also grieving are Garth’s children Mark with wife Jacqui and their sons Leigh (Leah), Kyle and Josh, daughter Cathy with her daughters Chelsea (Ryan), Kayla, Tianna (Jeff) and Talia, his son Michael (Sandy) and wife Laura and their sons Isaac and Jesse. Garth had many wonderful great grandchildren who will also miss his wisdom and caring ways, Aiden being the eldest will share his great memories with the younger ones.  Garth also leaves behind his sister Diane and her husband John (Chub) Lewis and his sister in law Rosemary Jackson and her sons Jason (Meagan) and Brandon (Mary) Poole and their children. Garth and Barbara spent their early years in Carlisle and raised their children in Ancaster. They spent their retirement in Bracebridge and enjoyed their summers out on McKay Lake where many true friendships were developed.  Garth had such calm presence and sense of integrity in life, these are lessons we will all strive to live by. He will be truly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at CARLISLE UNITED CHURCH, 1432 Centre Road, Carlisle, on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Guelph University Animal Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society.

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