Garry Reed Walthers

March 9, 1937 to January 20, 2011

Garry – beloved husband, father, grandpa, and friend – known throughout for his amazing work ethic and passion for the water. Born in Vancouver, raised in Hedley with brothers Larry and John, he met his wife Sandra, over 50 years ago in Hope B.C. on Kawkawa Lake. Daughters Lisa, Lynda and Susan were born in Hope and raised in Nanaimo. Garry loved Vancouver Island and put roots down over 45 years ago and never looked back or elsewhere. His love of work, water, and boats will always be remembered. Many friends and a large extended family are already missing you. From the crew of his boats and many adventures; We love you dad, so sorry you had to go, until we meet again – all the best on your next journey. Love, Lisa (Glen), Kyle and Jason; Lynda; Susan (Jay), Jacob and Julia and of course Sandra.

A service and celebration of life will be held in Nanaimo at Sands Funeral Chapel – One Newcastle Ave., January 30, 2011 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the charity of your choice, or the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association (

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