We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Stinson Funeral Home
In Loving Memory of
October 12th 1950 - May 10th, 2022
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the peaceful passing of Gary Greer, after a courageous battle with COPD, on May 10th, 2022 at the age of 71, at the Timmins and District Hospital, who the family would like to thank for their excellent care.
Gary was incredibly proud of his children, Neil and Gail Morgan (Angelo) Greer and a doting grandfather to Lennon, Helena and Reid Marvuglia, and Emmie Mae Greer.
Family meant everything to Gary, and he will be deeply missed by his brother Ron (Anita), Greer and sister Karen (Greg) Elliott and their children Kimberly (Eric) Kasunic (Leif, Jude), Christopher (Lisa) Greer (Addison) , Carly, Brandon and Lindsay Elliott. Gary’s family would like to extend their special thanks to Nick and Darlene, his very trusted and caring nurse and home care worker.
Gary lived for a short time in Schumacher and moved to South Porcupine as a young man and remained there until his passing. Gary was predeceased by his parents George and Helen, and his sister Carol Anne.
As a young man, Gary played minor hockey and had a passion for fastball as both a player and a coach. Later on, he enjoyed playing darts for local mixed leagues at Jake’s, The Zoo and the Legion br. 287.
He truly loved socializing with his friends and spent many hours solving the problems of the world in his favourite local establishments, notably the “Port”.
Gary worked for the City of Timmins for 35 years and was a regular fixture in his beloved East End, working his magic with his back hoe. He was very proud of his community and its history, and was a staunch supporter of the working man.
Gary was a talented artist and could draw, create and build just about anything. Some of his creations could be seen annually in the South Porcupine Winter Carnival parade and the sports mural at RMSS.
Gary was a loyal friend and co-worker and he will be missed by many.
Gary’s wake will be held on Saturday, May 21st, at the Airport Hotel in South End from 3 to 5:30pm. Please join us for some storytelling and a fond farewell.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the Porcupine River Water Shed by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to Box 5111 South Porcupine, ON, P0N 1H0