Gary Banks Obituary

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In Memory of

Gary Thomas Banks

August 4, 1939 - October 12, 2013
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Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on October 12, 2013 in his 75th year. Gary passed to join his Lord and Saviour. Gary was the beloved husband of Shirley with whom he was privileged to share his life for more than fifty years, taking joy and pride in sharing in fatherhood to (beloved father of) Michael and his wife Patricia (nee Ross), of Village of Caledon, Ontario; Craig and his wife Stella (nee Pedersen), of Barrie, Ontario; and Todd and his wife Yolande (Sketcher), of Haley Station, Ontario. The late Gary Banks experienced the joy and pride of being Papa (grandfather) of Rachel and Mitchel; Candace, Brett and Jillian;...
Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on October 12, 2013 in his 75th year. Gary passed to join his Lord and Saviour. Gary was the beloved husband of Shirley with whom he was privileged to share his life for more than fifty years, taking joy and pride in sharing in fatherhood to (beloved father of) Michael and his wife Patricia (nee Ross), of Village of Caledon, Ontario; Craig and his wife Stella (nee Pedersen), of Barrie, Ontario; and Todd and his wife Yolande (Sketcher), of Haley Station, Ontario. The late Gary Banks experienced the joy and pride of being Papa (grandfather) of Rachel and Mitchel; Candace, Brett and Jillian; and of Courtney, Marika and Elliot. Gary was predeceased by his parents Armand and Grace, and by his brother Donald, and sister Elaine.

Gary was born in St. Catharines in 1939, graduated from St. Catharines Collegiate Institute & Vocational School and Ryerson Institute of Technology; and became a registered specification writer operating his own consulting practice for over thirty years. Gary completed specifications and building contracts for numerous government and private sector projects across Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Gary was a member of Covenant Christian Reformed Church, where he served as a deacon and was active on various committees, and was currently serving as president of a condominium corporation.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 278 Parnell Rd., St. Catharines, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 7 – 9 pm. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 am on Thursday, October 17, 2013 also at the church, with interment at a later date. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, (905-684-6346). On-line tributes may be made at www.hulseandenglish.com.

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