Mr. Garfield (Gary) Whittaker November 2, 1932 - December 12, 2008 WHITTAKER, Garfield (Gary) Passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital, after a long illness. Lovingly survived by his wife of 46 years, Elaine. Daughter, Diane (Shawn), sons Donald (Jaime) and Gerry. Granddaughters, Tannis, Shannon, Alannah and Taylor. Sisters, Gail (Alan), Ruth (Don), many nieces and nephews and many friends. Gary worked for many years for BC Coast Steamship Services, as a radio operator on one of the first "love" boats on the Pacific Coast, traveling from Vancouver to Alaska. He loved to travel, especially to Mexico, and was a long time amateur radio operator. He enjoyed all types of music and shared it with family and friends. A special thank-you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Delta Hospital, for their compassion and professionalism. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, British Columbia, on Thursday, December 18, at 11:00 am. Reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary's memory to the Delta Hospital Foundation, Spiritual Care, c/o Gary Whittaker, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Delta, BC, V4K 9Z9.