Notice of Passing – Chief Superintendent (Ret’d) Reg #20542 / O.969 – Garry Harding Gregory

 

 

Garry Harding Gregory, BComm

Chief Superintendent (Ret’d)

Reg #20542 / O.969

1937 – 2020

Years of Service: 1958 – 1995

Postings:  “H”, HQ, “J”, “K” and “E” Divisions

RCMP Veterans’ Association Member
Vancouver Division

Obituary and Condolences

It is with deepest sadness that the family of Garry Gregory announces his passing April 30, 2020 at Deltaview Campus of Care in Delta BC, of natural causes. Garry was a proud and esteemed member of the RCMP from 1958 – 1995, serving in H, HQ, J, K, and E Divisions.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lynne Gregory (Stewart) and children Mark (Jennifer, Mitchell and Carson) of Dundas, Ontario; Morna (Chris Rudolf) of Brussels, Belgium; and James (Stephanie, Keira, and Owen) of Cloverdale, BC. Garry leaves behind sister Priscilla Buck, (Wayne 20/03/20) of Nelson, BC; brother Matthew Gregory (Kathie) of Port Alberni, BC; and brother-in-law Bruce Stewart (Joan) of Cannes, France.

Garry graduated from Oak Bay High School in Victoria, BC in 1955. He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police three years later and began his service in Nova Scotia, where he attended Dalhousie University and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1973. His career took his family across Canada to Ottawa, Fredericton, Edmonton and finally Vancouver, where he retired as Head of Finance after 37 years of service.

Garry enjoyed travelling, good times with family and friends and jumping into the many rivers, lakes, and oceans that crossed his path. His love of adventure started with his young family, whom he piled into the gray station wagon, orange tent trailer in tow, every summer for an epic road trip. Through wilderness, mountains, and prairies, with laughter, tears and endless crumbs in the back seat, the Gregorys created lifelong memories together as they drove coast to coast three times. Garry’s travels continued well into his retirement, as he and Lynne continued to explore North America by trailer. He relished the trips he took abroad with his wife, family and friends to Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Turkey. He was also an insatiable reader, crossword puzzle master, and a walking WWII history database.

Garry’s dry humour, sharp wit, keen intelligence and quotable phrases – but above all, his pure kindness and sense of justice – will live on in the many people whose lives he touched across the country and through the years.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation and / or to the charity of your choice, in his name.

Due to current circumstances, a celebration of
Garry’s life will be held at a later date, when it is safe to do so.

Arrangements are entrusted
to Valley View Funeral Home in Surrey, BC.

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