Gary Reginald West

September 27, 2018 4 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary West on September 21,2018 at the age of 80. Gary was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on June 7, 1938 to his parents Harold and Maybelle West.

Gary was raised in Winnipeg where he was a restaurant owner until he moved to Toronto for a short time finally moving to Edmonton in 1970 where he stayed in the restaurant and hotel business for many years.

Gary spent the last 25 plus years with Franco’s, the Edmonton Sun and Journal where he was a dedicated, hard-working employee and continued to work up until his passing.

Gary was cherished by his pre-deceased parents Harold and Maybelle West as well as his brother Gordon West.

Gary will be forever remembered by his sisters Vivian Cameron, Virginia Hart, his brother Bill West and wife Bonnie, many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends that he considered his Edmonton family.

Celebration of Life
Saturday September 29, 10:00AM
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street, Edmonton AB

Gary wll be missed by many but never forgotten.

  1. What an amazing fella,i met him through another Gary by chance. We used to go hockey games and have a good laugh.

  2. Aunt Vivian, Aunt Virginia, Uncle Bill/Aunt Bonnie & Family….so sorry to hear Uncle Gary passed away. We will remember his great smile & the
    times we shared in Winnipeg visiting him & his restaurants, as well as the visits to Edmonton. Our thoughts are with you.
    Love Jim & Sheila West & families.

    • With the passing of my uncle, a lifetime of memories fill my head. I am reminded most of his energy for life, his quick wit and laughter and love for people. With today’s snow I am reminded of his passion for hockey = whether watching and commentating, coaching teams or his love for the Edmonton Oilers as a long-time season ticket holder. He and I lived in the same city, but our lives never touched much. I still remember the day he picked me up from the bus depot and after a brief stop at his apartment he drove me to Lister Hall as I began my time at the U. of A. Yet we were family and we valued all the times we spent together.
      Al Hart

      Sad news today. Al’s Uncle Gary was a really sweet guy. We didn’t see him often, but every time we did get together we always had a great time.
      Lisa Hart

  3. Sometimes family is not just a person who’s blood related. It’s more about who that person is to you or the bond that they created with you! It’s the person who shows up at every family outing or occasion. The person who was at every birthday or every hockey game while you were growing up. Gary, you were always there, taking care of us, looking out, making sure we all had everything we needed. But most of all you were always there for us. You will always be in my heart and never forgotten. Glad that you got ot see both my boys who also adored you so much also!
    Rest in Peace, Gary! We know you will be at all those oilers games, cheering your butt off for every goal!

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