Aug 11, 1954 - Apr 29, 2021
No formal services will be held.Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Garry Wayne Williams (Sylvan Lake, Alberta), who passed away on April 29, 2021 at the age of 66. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
Garry (Poppo/Gig) Williams was born August 11, 1954 and passed peacefully at home on April 29, 2021. Garry was an incredibly loving family man who was loved and cherished by many as he gave selflessly to everyone around him. His passion and zest for life radiated from him as he had been a professional level martial artist, water skier, downhill skier, golfer, and ocean lifeguard. He mastered every craft he studied and had proven this by becoming a master construction worker, numerous award winning food salesman, and chef as well as a very successful and top rated businessman.
He learned to build computers and install software much ahead of what was available at the time, and he shared everything he had with everyone. One thing is that he never took life too seriously as he was always ready to make a joke, comment, or even break out dancing that would radiate positive light, and uplift those around him. He was pure of heart and this shined through him continuously.
Garry remained strong and passionate about life until his last day and had always said that when he were to go on with Christ that he had hoped it would be while in his sleep. He was a very peaceful man who helped make anyone feel calm and at ease as he was about the simple things in life and found joy in family and being surrounded by those he loved, especially his wife, Marlene.
Garry will be greatly missed and created an impact on many that goes beyond what one can imagine or be put into words. An extraordinary example of a good man with everlasting love, caring and selflessness,
He was loved, cherished and survived by many people including : his loving wife Marlene of 37 years; his daughter Dianne "Birdie" Neudorf (Terry), Laurie Southworth (Bruce); his grandchildren, Brandon, Breanna (Daniel), Kassidy (Sophie), Chelsea, Justin and Cassandra; great grand daughter Avery; his parents, Robert and Loretta Williams; his siblings, Karen Fenty, Shawna Traptow (Paul) and Dale Williams (Linda); his nieces and nephews, Allison (Jeff), Jenelle (Brent), Jessica (Dave), Peter, Josh, Jarett (Stephanie) and Joel; his great nephew Grayson and his great niece Olivia.
At Garry's request no services will be held.
Sylvan Lake Funeral Home and Crematorium are in care of arrangements. Call 403-887-2151.
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Steve & Jane Swan:
So sad to hear of your loss Marlene, had the pleasure of working with Gary and enjoyed more the Golf games. Always had a smile even when he missed his putt.
Steve and Jane Swan
Our sincerest condolences to the Williams family from all The Cunningham family. Canyon Dr. was such a special place to grow up, so many times we played road hockey with everyone, including Dale and Gary, so many players in fact we had to take turns. Gary, like all the older guys always made us feel welcome and made sure we were included, that made it special. His generosity was demonstrated a few years later when he worked at Confederation Golf Course, he would take the time to stop and visit with Keith Stoddart and me, always making us feel so cool to be associated with one of the older guys from Canyon. We also always knew when Gary stopped he always had golf balls he found on the course and saved to give to us. Very special memories of a very kind, generous, cool older guy from our neighbourhood! Rest peaceful gentle soul.
Cheryl and Greg Bruns:
Marlene and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers to all of. Hugs my friend
Had not seen Garry for about 40 years but will always remember our trip to California when we were teens. Ready in peace brother you were one funny guy.
Sending you strength and comfort Marlene and kids, on behalf of myself and the kids, Penny and Jason plus the entire Vas family. I know there are not words to make it any easier but we will be thinking of you.
My most favourite memory of Gary was when his daughter Diane(Birdy) and I brought the movie "The Jungle Book" over to watch with Gary and Marlene. As soon as Baloo started
Singing the "Bear Necessities" Gary hops up and starts doing an impression of Baloo singing out all the words and doing the dance. Next thing you know we're all singing and dancing to the jungle book. So many great memories of this kind beautiful man. Xoxo
My deepest condolences Marlene and family.
Lise Romain Villeneuve :
Whit heart felt sadness our deepest condolences Marlene and families Sincerely Lise and Romain
Joe Thompson :
So sorry to hear of your loss Marlene. I remember how fondly and lovingly you would speak of Garry.
Through your stories I felt I knew Garry just a little.
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Joe & Paula Thompson
To Marlene and family: So sorry to hear of Garry's passing. Many good memories of working with him at Bridge Brand, and very glad to learn of his purposeful and productive life.
Blessings, Frederick Tamagi.
Derek & Judi:
Our deepest condolences go out to Marlene, Birdie, Brandon, and the entire Williams family. Garry was a character, a good hearted person, and fun to be around. He scared the crap out of me when we went skiing together, because trees and boulders were just fun challenges for him, but a nightmare for me. He was strong, and good at so many physical things, but I was so proud of the businessman he became, and how he turned his life around when he met Marlene and Birdie. Years passed, but he stepped up for me when I needed him most. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Norman Gerault :
To Marlene & Family,
Beth & I were very shocked to hear about Garry our greatest condolences go out to you and family.
I had the pleasure of working with Garry at Bridge Brand for many years, we became very good friends.
We played golf together at Woodside Golf in Airdrie had a ton of fun and many laughs.
Marlene will remember our Food Show trips to Phoenix every year, a great time was had by all.
Garry will be sadly missed but remembered for his great sense of humor and zest for life.
Norman & Beth Gerault
Janice & Bill Phillips:
With heart felt sadness would like to wish the family our deepest condolences.
Gary was a long time friend from 1980 when he met Marlene.
He will be sadly missed by all.
Rest In Peace.
Audrey Galloway & Lyn Ward:
Dear Marlene and Family:
It has been many years since we've seen you all and were very sad to hear of your loss.
Our deepest condolences to all of you - Gary is gone long before his time.
Audrey & Lyn
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