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Gregory Andrew Garbula

August 26, 1959 - August 30, 2020

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Gregory Andrew Garbula sadly passed on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a short but arduous battle with ALS.  Greg will be fondly remembered by his friends and family from Crawford Bay, BC to his hometown of Windsor, ON and everywhere in between.

 

His “Greg”arious personality always led to success both personally and professionally as he never had an adversary that didn’t become a friend.  His warm demeanour was so cherished by his adoring wife Victoria (nee Rakush), his children Garrett (and Christina), Katarina (and Joel), and Samantha (and Avi).  He was Papa GG to Stella and Cyrus, whom he loved with all his heart.  He will be dearly missed by his brother Rob (and Sue), his mother-in-law Annie, and father-in-law Stan (and Ruth).  Nieces and nephews will be lost without him. His faithful companion Roscoe is devastated.

 

He will join his parents Stan and Dorothy in heaven for a salty beer and a shot.  Cheers to you, a heroic husband, fantastic father, prized Papa, boisterous brother, and fabulous friend to all.  Each day was a blessing to those who knew him. He was our Superman in all aspects.

 

Although there will be no service we will celebrate his life everyday.

 

Thank you to all who helped us through this ordeal, especially Dr. Andre Kirsten who went above and beyond.

 

Per family’s request, please no flowers, but a donation to a charity of your choice is welcomed.

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jaroslav Jari Nydr
Relation: Working together for years at Chateau Lake Louise

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

From: Jaroslav Jari Nydr
Relation: Working together for years at Chateau Lake Louise

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

From: Susan Stanley
Relation: Friend & co worker

Hi Victoria & family – so sorry to hear about Greg. Stan & I left the Koots many years ago but still remember the great times we had with friends on the golf course – it was truly a wonderful part of our lives. My thoughts are with you.

From: Frank and Sue Daly
Relation: Through Greg's close friends Troy and Karol Draper.

Our deepest condolences to Greg’s family and friends. Sue and I (Frank) Daly knew Greg through our inlaws Troy and Karol Draper (Stephanie married our son Stephen last year). Both Greg and Victoria attended our son’s wedding. May he rest in peace.

From: Christine McCandlish
Relation: acquaintance

Condolences to Victoria and family.

From: David and Marie Swanson
Relation: Friends

Condolences to family. Deeply saddened to say goodbye to our longtime friend. From Windsor to Bow Valley to Crawford Bay we would reconnect like no time had ever passed. That’s who he was. Cheers would be most appropriate.

From: David and Marie Swanson
Relation: Friends

Condolences to family. Deeply saddened to say goodbye to our longtime friend. From Windsor to Bow Valley to Crawford Bay we would reconnect like no time had ever passed. That’s who he was. Cheers would be most appropriate.

From: Cathy Covey

Dear Victoria,
Sending you my heartfelt condolences at this saddest of times.
Sincerely, Cathy Covey

From: Mark Robson
Relation: Friend/Client

Greg this summer completed a local real estate deal for me and my son. I found Greg to be an honest, regular kind of guy I could relate to.
I am shocked and saddened upon hearing of his passing and my heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family.
I liked this man and considered Greg a new friend to whom i was looking forward to sitting with over a beer and exchanging tall tales and other war stories.
Rest easy my new friend. You were and are one of the good ones and I will be hoisting that beer in your honor and memory.
Mark Robson and son Matthew Robson

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Service Schedule

  No Service by Request

Although there will be no service we will celebrate his life everyday.

Memorial Gifts

Per family’s request, please no flowers, but a donation to a charity of your choice is welcomed.

Thank You Notice

Thank you to all who helped us through this ordeal, especially Dr. Andre Kirsten who went above and beyond.

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BELLAFLORA STUDIO
621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592
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GEORAMA GROWERS
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POSIES
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513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222
https://www.posiesnelson.com/

 

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