Gary William Warlich (Rove) - June 30th 1952 – March 05th 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gary William Warlich, who passed peacefully in the Renfrew Victoria Hospital with all of his family by his side. Son of the late Perry and Rita Warlich. Survived by the love of his life Wendy Warlich (Arney), and his children Sheri (Joey), Bradley (Lindsey), Ricky (Emily), Kristin (Erin). Brother Kirby (Mary-Lou) and Sister Shelley (Doug). Gary was an idolized Papa to all of his grandchildren: Sasha, Jersey, Anakin, Abbie, Laney, Simon, Beau, Charlie and August.
Gary came from humble beginnings, growing up in the village of Denbigh. He spent his summers on Ashby Lake and was raised to appreciate, respect and value the outdoors, his family and everything he worked so hard for.
Gary was most happy when he was with his family and friends. He always had a smile on his face with laughter that can still be heard. He was known to enjoy a social beverage with friends and when the work week was over, he could be found either at Berndt’s Garage or at the shop. Gary loved music and played several instruments. He was a member of several local bands and was well known for his Wipe Out drum solo performances. He loved to play hockey, he was involved in the community and was a devoted member of the local volunteer fire department.
Gary’s love for the preservation of wildlife and our natural forests is the reason he devoted over 40 years of his life and career to forestry. Gary was a dedicated member of the Ministry of Natural Resources and was very proud to be an active member of the Forest Fire Management crew. Gary was also a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge. His dedication and work ethic will be forever instilled in his children. He was not a greedy or wasteful man, and he never took a sick day in his life.
Gary loved spending time in the bush at the camp. He enjoyed quiet time just listening to the birds and spending time with the boys in deer season. Gary spent many months planning in anticipation for the hunt making sure we were prepared and didn’t forget our doe tags. His Boys will be forever lost as Gary was the only one who could see red.
We have endless memories of spending time: hunting, fishing, music and bonfires shared with his family and friends. He will forever be cherished in the memories of everyone who loved him. He is remembered as dedicated, hardworking, strong and loving.
We cannot express how lost we are without him, we are so proud of everything he was and he will be sadly missed forever.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to join us in prayer and pay their respects at the funeral service for Gary William Warlich of Denbigh. Service will be held at Saint Luke’s United Church Cemetery on May 1st 2021, beginning at 1:00pm. We ask that anyone wishing to attend respect all provincial guidelines including wearing a mask and practice safe physical distancing. There will be NO after service gathering due to current restrictions. Our Family is very grateful for all of the kindness the community has shown over this difficult time. Please join us safely as we say “Until we meet again.”
The Warlich Family
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