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Fiche créée le : 2011-07-01
Père : Douglas McRAILD
Mère : Beulah McRAILD
Décès le : 2008-11-08
Parution : 2008-11-08
Conjoint(e) : Lynne McCarthy
Paru dans : The Sudbury Star, ON

McRAILD, Gary - Born to Beulah and Douglas McRaild in St. Thomas, Ontario on August 22, 1936. Gary was the sunshine in his Grandparents lives, Edith and Barny Brady...and a son to step-father Ervi Kari. Raised in Sudbury, Gary also lived in Georgia and Florida before moving to North Bay with his wife Lynne (nee McCarthy) in 1987. Gary lived life to the fullest. He laughed with gusto and wept with tenderness. He cherished those he cared about and made them feel special. He truly enjoyed playing billiards, golf, moose and partridge hunting, fishing, spending time at his island on Lake Penage, playing cards, winning at the casino and driving his vehicles. He especially enjoyed travelling to visit old and new friends in Canada and the USA. Gary had more loving and supportive friends than most people and they carried him through his battle with cancer with their e-mails, prayers, phone calls, visits to hospitals and his home and picking up supplies, food and transportation for his spouse. Also his in-laws and nieces and nephews were there for him, supporting every decision he made. Gary surpassed any dreams I may have had of a good husband. He was my best friend, advisor, supporter and advocate. He was gentle, kind and giving and unselfish. When asked by friends that he would help out, why he was doing it, his answer was always “Because I Can“! It became a famous saying around here. Gary was the light of my life and his intense friendship meant as much as his love did to me. I have not lost Gary. He will always be with me and has promised to wait “On the Other Side“ for me. He crossed over at home in my loving arms on November 5th, a sunny and warm day. He left to “soar with the eagles“. I will love him beyond forever. Very special thanks to best friends Jack and Jimmie Mote, Ross and Janice Day, Tom Comba, Roly Ribout and to Pat and Linda McCarthy for always being there. Thank you to our niece Kelly Batchilder, who was like a daughter to Gary and came to spend time with him near the end. Thank you to Curtis Mayer, his grand-nephew, who lovingly performed the duties required to make Gary more comfortable in his final two weeks and to keep nightly vigils by his side and who was there when Gary crossed over. We asked God for some help, and he sent the VON nurses, who were superlative in their care and support and are truly Angels of Mercy, the Red Cross and CCAC. Thank you to Dr. Ishak and Dr. Same for their compassion and understanding, Dr. Andronowski for shrinking the tumor so that his trach could be removed and Dr. Andrew Spencer for making sure Gary was pain free and comfortable in his final days. Thank you to all the wonderful nurses in North Bay and Sudbury hospitals for their tender care, kindness, and encouragement. Gary is survived and loved by his in-laws, Pat and Linda McCarthy and Lorna Tomlinson; by his nieces and nephews Kelly Batchilder, Alison Milne (Coby), Ryan McCarthy, Robyn McCarthy (Lil' Twerp), Blake Tomlinson, Wade Tomlinson, grand-newphew Curtis Mayer and great-grandniece Austyn Mayer, also by near-granddaughter, Shilah Day. A great part of his early life was made of happy memories spent with his cousins, Aunt Vera Leclair, Aunt Shirley and Aunt Berle and their families.Cremation, followed by private farewell with friends next summer, as per Gary's wish. If so desired, donations to our dear friend in Florida, 74 years of age, who is seeking more housecleaning jobs and is struggling to keep her home and maintain the health of 16 beautiful animals that she rescued from abuse or abandonment, mostly parrots, cats and two elderly dogs. We believe in “Paying It Forward“, to make a difference in someone else's life. Make cheques payable to Jutta Koert, In Memory of Gary McRaild, c/o McGuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells St. North Bay, ON. P1B 3Z8 or drop off at Gary's house, or the All Heart Pet Rescue in Powassan would be grateful for any donations in Gary's name. Arrangements entrusted to McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME. SignGuestbook/Donations/Condolences Gary said to tell you “Here's Looking' Back at You“ 11313051


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