July 7, 1971 – April 4, 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Gary in his home (New Westminster, BC) on April 4, 2021. Gary was born in Winnipeg, MB on July 7, 1971. He attended Grant Park High School.
Gary is survived by his daughter Monique Telesky, her mother Jen (Darthmouth, Nova Scotia) and by his mother Lorraine Heebner (Kamsack, SK). Gary is also survived by his siblings Sherry (Donald) Smith, Deux (Montagnes, PQ), Shauna (Geordie) Simpson (Airdrie, AB), Michelle (Kevin) Barnes (Parksville, BC), James Heebner (Surrey, BC), stepfather Herman Heebner (Parksville, BC), aunt Linda Secord (Keremos, BC) laong with many nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his father Bill Davidson and grandparents, Christian Katchiwe Butler Lamirande Bay and Rolf Bay.
Gary lived most of his childhood with the Reid family of Winnipeg. He is survived by his surrogate mom and dad, Pat and Bill, siblings David (Kathleen) Reid, Joanne (Mike) Reid, Tanya Reid, Michael (Katinka) Reid, Maxine (Norm) Halkett, Janine (Brad) Didyk, Elijah (Rhonda) Reid, and many aunts, unless and cousins. The Reids loved and enjoyed Gary and he loved being part of a big family.
Gary was caring and loving with his father Bill Davidson. When Gary moved to Vancouver, they shared some wonderful time together. When Bill could no longer manage on his own, Gary assisted his dad.
Gary worked many years in roofing. He always enjoyed working outdoors and in this career he made some very good friends. Special thanks to Reece Jorgenson and Ron Greene for your close friendship and kindness to Gary. Family, good friends and co-workers will always remember Gary as friendly, sweet, funny, kind and sensitive.
In the last several years, Gary was void in our lives despite our many attempts to make contact with him. While our hearts are broken, we take solace in knowing that Gary is at Peace. Sweet memories of Gary will always bring smiles to those who knew him.
Your memories of Gary will be greatly appreciated by the family. Please share your memories below.
In memory of Gary, please make it important part of your life to reach out to others with care, support and respect. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held when safe.