It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. After a decade of battling PCA Dementia, Gary passed away at dawn on the last day of deer season, December 31st, surrounded by his loving family.
Gary was born on December 26, 1953, to Douglas and Norma Allin (Rook) in Chatham, ON. He is survived by the love of his life of 40 years Janice Allin (Houle), his two sons Jess (Carla) and Jake (Nicole), his two grandchildren Meya and Jonah, his brother Brian, and his sister Karen Chinnick (Rick). Predeceased by his brother David “Grouch” (Helen). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Gary had a 34 year career with the Municipality of Chatham Kent, retiring as Chief Operator at the Sewage Treatment Plant.
Gary will be remembered as a true outdoors man. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, and enjoyed many trips up North. He was a man that liked to stay in shape by working out at the gym, running whenever possible and playing golf with his buddies. Those who knew Gary best, would remember him for his smile, his humour, his love for apples and coffee, and his passion for deer and moose hunting. Gary always had a smile on his face and was a friend to many.
A special thanks to the staff on 6 West at Riverview Gardens for all their love, compassion and devotion to Gary over the last two years. They treated him like family and their hard work and dedication never went unnoticed.
As were Gary’s wishes he will be cremated. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date and more funeral details will be announced when Covid restrictions are lifted. Donations to the Alzheimers Society or A.L.S. would be appreciated.
The picture of Gary is from when he called Janice to tell her he got his first deer in October 1991.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Gary
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home
Our philosophy is to lovingly and carefully guide you through one of life’s most difficult experiences, “the death of a loved one”…To help you to adjust to your loss, and face with courage the changes necessary for you to return to a normal and meaningful life.