It is with great sadness that the family of Garry Fletcher sadly announce his sudden passing on October 28, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
Garry Herbert Fletcher was born on July 18, 1932 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Carold and Katherine Fletcher (O’Connor). They had two children, Garry and Gilbert.
Garry attended the Humbolt Public Schools before going on to receive his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan (1954). His career in pharmacy began at Fletcher’s Drug Store (1954-1998).
He married Marion Stone on July 30, 1958. Together they raised four children (Catherine, Maureen, Patricia, Bradley)
Through the years, Garry was actively involved in many sports with his family (golfing, tennis, canoeing and skiing). The family cottage at Duck Mountain Provincial Park was a special source of joy! He excelled in curling from a young age becoming the first Junior Men’s Canadian Championship Team (1949) and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Curling Association Legends of Curling Honour Roll (2012), He was a member of the Yorkton Curling Club, playing in numerous leagues and bonspiels until 2012. Hockey took over his life when he was young and continued to entertain him until he was 78.
His passion for music began in Grade 9 playing the saxophone in the school orchestra. While attending the University of Saskatchewan, he played with four bands; one of them being the Intensely Vigorous College Nine. Following retirement, he joined the Yorkton Community Band (1998) and the Odds N’ Ends Combo (1999-2014). He continued to play until he retired from the Concert Band (2017) and Jazz Band (2019). During this time, he was also a member of the Yorkton Community Theatre Orchestra.
Garry also had a love for Bridge and Crib. He was a member of the Duplicate Bridge Club. Over the years, Garry has shared his gifts and talents with the Yorkton community. He was past President of the Yorkton Kinsmen Club, Yorkton K-40 Club and a Life Member, Garry was involved in Yorkton City Band Boosters, University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association and Yorkton Downtown Business Association. He served on many committees including the Deer Park Golf Club, Yorkton Union Hospital and Parkland Ability Centre.
Garry was predeceased by his parents, Katherine (O’Connor) and Carold Fletcher, Mother & Father-in-law, Ann (Cleary) & Orville Stone, Brother-in-law Ken Dust, Sister-in-law Eileen Dust (Stone).
He leaves to celebrate and remember his life, his wife Marion, daughters; Catherine Fletcher (Carey), Maureen Miller (David), Patricia Fletcher, son, Bradley Fletcher. Grandchildren; Kaitlan Tennant (Tyler), Andrew Bellavie (Mary), Cameron Bellavie, Nicole Appenrodt (Ryan), Olivia Miller and Jonathon Miller. Great Grandchildren; Aiden Tennant, Keira Tennant and Isabella Tennant. Brother Gilbert Fletcher (Lynne). Nieces: Laurie Wilstermann, Joan Young (Ron), Karen Delahey (Dave). Nephews: Carl Fletcher, Cameron Fletcher (Debbie), Blair Fletcher, Brian Dust, David Dust and Greg Dust.
Memorials in memory of Garry may be made to St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, 125 Third Ave. N., Yorkton, SK S3N 1C4 or Charity of Choice.