Garnett (Garnie) Allan Gillies

November 25, 1943 – November 20, 2022

Garnie passed away with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jo-Ann, daughter Carrie, daughter Marla (Shawn),granddaughters, Mason and Logan and their father Perry, son, Jeff (Sara),grandsons, Aidan and Erik (Tracy) and twin great granddaughters, Lilith and Phoenix. He is also survived by his siblings, Russell, Judy, Margo, Jocelynne, Roxanne and their spouses and families and sister-in-law, Pat Mazan and her family.

 He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Gar and sister-in-law Marilyn.

Garnie and Jo-Ann met when they were teenagers. They lived in Morse Place and raised three children. They enjoyed a few years of camping with many friends. They had a school bus that Garnie converted to a family summer home on wheels, then he built the family cottage in Lee River in 1973.

They created countless family memories including boating, tubing, waterskiing, snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes and ATV’s.

Garnie converted the family cottage to their dream home and they moved out there in 2000.

They spent winters in Arizona and made many friendships throughout their life through the snowmobile club, the “Moncton Mooners”, their time at Lee River and in Arizona.

Garnie worked alongside his dad Gar and brother Russell at Garnet Amplifiers. After Garnet Amps he started his own contracting company. He was a “jack of all trades.”  He could fix or build anything and was always willing to help anyone at any time.

“Papa”, you were one of a kind, you were loved more than you know! You are truly” UNFORGETTABLE”.

We would like to thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for the care he received during his time there.

As per Garnie’s request, there will not be a service. Please celebrate his life how he lived and how you remember him.

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