Garry Locke passed away peacefully on November 16, 2012 at the age of 46. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Bernice; sisters, Karen (Dave), Lenore (Barry), Lisa (Tim) and by his beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Leonard. Garry will be sadly missed by his long-time caregiver and close friend of 19 years, Peter Kuzek and family Marley and Haley; room-mate Kevin Wright; Tracey; Sue, Kendra and buddy Jasper. His Shuswap Association Community Living family will forever remember his friendship and humour. His long time dedication as a volunteer at Shuswap Family Daycare (17 yrs); the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (11 yrs); and Churches Thrift Store (14 yrs) has earned him a community-wide reputation. Garry has friends extending throughout Salmon Arm and beyond who will remember him for his big heart, hearty laugh and practical jokes. Garry has been an inspiration to many through his community work, and his strong love and loyalty to family and friends. Despite the many health issues he endured throughout his life, he is a shining example of how to make the most of each day – with humour, love and compassion for others. Garry has indeed made the world a better place. A special thanks to the staff at Bastion and SLGH for their care and kindness. Please join us in a Celebration of Life on Friday, Nov. 30th at 11 am at First United Church, 20 – 4th Street SE, Salmon Arm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shuswap Community Foundation, Attn: Garry Locke Memorial Fund. Box 624, Salmon Arm, V1E 4N7 .
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. We invite you to share condolences and memories through Garry’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com