Gary (Big Gar) Sollitt

In Memorial

Jan 17 1940 – June 7 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Gary is deeply loved and missed by his wife of 26 years Margaret and is predeceased by his wife Betty. Gary was born in Edmonton, AB and moved to BC in 1976, where he spent his remaining years in the lower mainland. He leaves behind his daughter Debbie (Robert) and son Darin (Cheryl); Stepdaughters Joanne, Tracy (Mike), Dana, Lauri and Kelly. Grandchildren: Nicole, Sarah, Emilie, Ashley, Bradley, Nathan, Audrey (Darcy), William (Stephanie), Erik (Erin), Michael, Kirk, Ashley, Sara, Kenneth, Christian, and Joshua. Great Grandchildren: Ethan, Kurtis, Dreya, and Presley. And Chili. Gary retired from Canadian Airlines in 1995 and had a passion for travelling. He and Margaret enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, Mexico and numerous cruises.
At Gary’s request no formal service is planned the family will have a private celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Childrens hospital
We will miss you Pappa you are forever in our hearts.

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  1. Kenneth,Christian, and Joshua :

    We would like to say that our grandpa gary is going to be missed very much by all of us and we love him and miss him, and we are sorry that we could not have spent more time with him because of distance, we all shared good memories with him which will last a lifetime in our minds, and we like to say that we love and miss you very much!

  2. Andy Shillington :

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I didn’t spend a lot of time with Gary but the time spent was amazing. From you two being on our honeymoon, flying out here just to go to the cottage with me and going to a Maple Leafs hockey game, Gary was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back. I have a lot of respect for him and he will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with you at this time and I am glad that you have family to get through this sad time. I am so glad that I met him.

    Love

    One of the Minigos
    Andy

  3. ron fagrie westbank bc :

    one good man / cousin

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