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Gary Guraliuk

November 9, 1939 - December 13, 2017

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On Wednesday afternoon, December 13, 2017, with great sadness Gary Guraliuk of Oliver passed away suddenly at the Curling rink at the age of 78 years.

He will always be remembered by his loving family including daughter Kathleen Bell & her husband Greg, daughter Debbie McKearney & her husband John; grandchildren Marlise Kelsey & her husband Geoff, Niki Cecil & her husband Michael, Liam McKearney & his wife Maiah & Declan McKearney; great-grandchildren Ethan, Aidan & Emilie Kelsey; Jakob, Joshua, Caleb & Luke Cecil & Jadon, Jacob & Alivia McKearney.

Gary had a passion for karaoke and loved singing with the Vintage Voices. He loved curling, golfing and attending the local Junior Hockey games. He enjoyed travelling with friends including a recent trip to Bali with his friend Mac.  Coffee time was always at Tim’s where he met many of his friends for a good chin wag. One of the popular topics was an in depth study of the cars as Gary had over 80 vintage model cars.

It was very important to Gary to volunteer his time to the community and was a proud member of the Elk’s lodge & the Legion. He loved helping others & volunteered his time coaching women fastball for over 30 years, which he was affectionately known as “Mr. G”. He also coached bowling & curling for many years.

Gary was always smiling and had an infectious laugh. He made many friends in his 21 years in Oliver, who will miss him dearly.

Everyone who knew and loved him is welcome to attend his burial service at the Oliver Cemetery at 1:00pm Wednesday December 20, 2017 and a celebration of his life at 2:00pm at the Elks Hall. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oliver Elks Lodge and/or the Oliver Legion.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

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

From: Joyce Kuzyk
Relation: Friend

Gary was a very caring soul and was a great member of our curling club. He will not be forgotten for all of his thoughtful ways in helping others.
He was a great man! Rest in peace, Gary… I know you are now reunited with Marilyn.

From: Chris & Kristina Murray
Relation: Friend

We will miss your smiling face, seeing you out for your walk’s and of course our visit’s when you came in for gas. It was a true pleasure to have you as one of our customers. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest in Peace

From: Curtis Boyechko
Relation: Cousin, my grandmother Jean Boyechko (nee Hafichuk) was a sister to Gary’s mom, Polly

Deepest sympathy to the Gary Guraliuk family from your relatives out east. May you take comfort in knowing that family are thinking of you during this time of sorrow,

From: Gerald Michael Hafichuk
Relation: Cousin

Sending our deepest sympathy to the family and many friends that Gary had. Gary coached us to a fastball championship when I lived in Vancouver. Gary loved his sports.
RIP cuz.

From: Trevor
Relation: Close friend of my father Ron Hubert and our family

Very sad to learn about this. He was a great friend of the family. My dad Ron thought of him as a brother and we enjoyed having him and his wife Marilyn over to our home. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Service Schedule

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
December 20, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Oliver Municipal Cemetery
1068 Rockcliffe Road
Oliver, BC Canada

Everyone who knew and loved him is welcome to attend his burial service at the Oliver Cemetery at 1:00 pm Wednesday December 20, 2017 and a celebration of his life at 2:00 pm at the Elks Hall. A reception will follow.

1068 Rockcliffe Road
Oliver, BC Canada

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 20, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Oliver Elks Hall
477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

Everyone who knew and loved him is welcome to attend his burial service at the Oliver Cemetery at 1:00pm Wednesday December 20, 2017 and a celebration of his life at 2:00pm at the Elks Hall. A reception will follow.

477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oliver Elks Lodge and/or the Oliver Legion.

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