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Garry Bott

January 14, 1941 - August 29, 2019


On Friday, August 30th, 2019, Garry Bott passed away peacefully in Oliver at the age of 78.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Kay Bott, and his brother, Grant Bott.

Garry will be remembered by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Bott; daughter Sheryl (Rob); son Gordon (Cathy); daughter Tracey; grandchildren Melissa (Paul), Christi, Alex, Lindsey, Jaren, and Megan; and great grandson Ryan.

Garry was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba and his parents moved to Vancouver when he was an infant. He grew up and went to school in Vancouver. Thereafter, the family moved to Coquitlam and that is where he met Joyce. Garry continued his education at Vancouver Tech and worked part-time with IMI and later started full-time for them which had him move his family to Boston Bar. They then transferred to Prince George but chilly Prince George weather and the more favourable weather of the South Okanagan Valley drew him to Oliver, where he settled down to raise his three children with his wife, Joyce. He was hired on as foreman at the newly opened General Coach, and worked his way up to superintendent, a position he held until his retirement. He also joined and became a Life Member of the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department. Never one to keep idle, Garry worked as a Scout Leader, was involved with the Oliver Museum and Archives, and was an avid home winemaker.

He loved cruising and travelling, especially to Mexico where Garry and Joyce found a resort in Cabo San Lucas where they could escape for the winter.

Everyone who knew Garry knew he was a man with a big heart, one who’s strong, caring, dedicated and kind, and who worked hard for his family and his community. He will be greatly missed.

The Celebration of Life will be held at the Oliver Firehall at 2pm on Saturday October 5, 2019.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Silvia Budavari
Relation: Friend

My heart and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Heartfelt condolences to the family!

From: Brian Fry
Relation: long time Friend

My deepest condolences to Joyce and the family

From: Richard and Adrienne Cleave
Relation: Friend

So very sorry to learn of your loss Joyce… love to you and the family

From: Barb Sabyan

Sending sincere condolences to Sheryl, Rob, and your family.

From: Sandra Langer (Moore)

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to Joyce and the family.

From: Bonnie Thompson
Relation: Through his wife Joyce.

So Sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. He always had smile and could always talk him into dancing with me! Great memories. JB1, we have to get together soon.

From: Brenda (Kuzyk) Arychuk
Relation: Family friend

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Garry and all of you with family events and activities. Sending hugs your way.

From: Elizabete Blonk
Relation: Friend

condolences to all the family Rip Garry another star in the sky watching over all

From: Mark and Audrey Silbernagel
Relation: Family - Friends

Sincere condolences to Joyce and all the family from the Pedersens and Silbernagels. Our thoughts are with you all.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
October 5, 2019
Beginning at 2:00pm

Oliver Fire Hall
369 Similkameen Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

The Celebration of Life will be held at the Oliver Fire Hall at 2 pm on Saturday October 5, 2019.

369 Similkameen Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

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