It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Paul Robertson announces his sudden passing on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Gary will be lovingly remembered by his daughters April and Kelly by his former wife Liza, his brother Philip (Dolly) and his stepfather Joerg Koechel. He is also survived by his stepmother, Louise, and stepsisters, Sharon Turlej (Michael) and Jennifer. Gary was predeceased by his brother Laurence (1960-1967), father Donald (1926-2002) and his mother Maureen (nee Higgins) Koechel (1935-2017).
An avid, lifelong learner and lover of music, Gary's bizarre collection of National Geographic magazines and unusually large collection of Laserdiscs will definitely spend the rest of their days collecting dust. A self-proclaimed "old guy", even before his "old guy" era had begun, he lived up to the moniker by making inappropriate dad-type jokes and sarcastic comments at every opportunity as well as a healthy sprinkling of bathroom humour. A child at heart, Gary enjoyed irreverent cartoons as much as the average 14 year old boy would. Skilled in the English language and armed with an extensive vocabulary, Gary was exceptionally proficient with curse words, with his favourites being of the four letter variety, and usually being hurled to other drivers on the road. Gary was renowned for always speaking his mind, staying true to his convictions and opinions, and putting entirely too many blueberries in Sunday morning pancakes. Passionate about golf and steadfast with snooker, Gary persisted with these hobbies for years, amassing a haphazard assortment of golf clubs and a surprisingly sizable amount of cue chalk, much to the envy of nobody. Fond of all animals and nature, Gary will also be sorely missed by his beloved yet monstrous Quaker Parakeet, Larry, who he adored much to the chagrin of his children.
Family and Friends will be received at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE- MISSISSAUGA 1535 South Gateway Road (at Dixie Road, two lights south of Eglinton) 905-602-1580 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a Memorial Gathering from 4 - 8 p.m.
In honour of Gary, donations to the Ontario SPCA or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
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