Gary Montour

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Gary passed away with family at his side at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, January 18, 2019 in his 65th year.  Much loved son of Lillian G. Montour and the late Cecil M. Montour.  Gary is the brother of Ellwood (Ted), Kevan and Steven Montour.  Brother-in-law of Wiz Long and Deneen S. Montour.  Gary had a number of careers throughout his life.  He began as a page boy in the Ontario Legislature at the age of 13.  He was employed at the Woodland Cultural Centre as a photographer, a member of the Painters Union in Hamilton and was a corrections officer for 25 years at the Windsor Jail, and more recently at Sprucedale Corrections Centre in Simcoe.  Gary was an avid sportsman playing lacrosse, golf, basketball, football, baseball, and hockey.  He played Junior and Senior OLA lacrosse with and against some of the greatest players of his day including Gaylord Powless and Terry Sanderson.  He won a Mann Cup as a Senior player, plus several other championships.  Uncle Gare will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and friends.  The family will honour his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main St. S., Hagersville on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. with an Evening Service at 7pm.  Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 1pm.  Interment at St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery.


Posted by John Keeshig on
I think back to when The Creator lowered the first of our kind (Wewena Boozhoo) to Our Mother, The Earth. Instead of bidding farewell, The Creator left Wewena Boozhoo, with this promise "Baa-maa-pi gi-waabaamin minawaa" (Later I will see you again). The next time I approach a tee with club in hand, I'll make sure to hit the fairway for you brother.
Posted by Kelly Skuce on
A man who has been loved by his family is a blessed man. May you carry those blessings with you for all eternity. Rest In Peace dear cousin of mine.
Posted by Carla and Wayne Miller on
Sincere condolences to the family...he was a great guy!
Posted by Glen Shea on
I worked with Gary at the Windsor Jail for many years. Always a great partner, Sadly missed.
Posted by Sue Lamar on
I also worked with Gary for years at the Windsor Jail. He was a great guy! My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Posted by Ivan Bomberry on
I had the pleasure of working with Gary at WCC. He was a photographer in the AV dept.until i left for another job. We had some great adventures recording our lifestyle and travelling to supporting Teseves. Ill miss Gary, what a great friend and co-worker!
Posted by richard powless on
Profound condolences to his family and friends. I have known Gary and his family for many years. We played lacrosse together many years ago. He was a great guy, usually smiling and joking. He will be sadly missed.
Posted by Barb on
My heart goes out in sympathy to Gary's family, especially his mom, Lolly.
We shared many precious memories with this high spirited person, nicknamed Flash from his football days and a name claimed again in Lacrosse. I hope Peace finds this handsome man who turned out to be a teacher and a very special friend from my younger years. Nya:weh
Posted by Ernest KUNKA on
I had the pleasure of working with Gary for several years at the Windsor Jail. He was a dedicated Officer. We also shared some good times together outside of the Jail. I am sure that he will be missed.
Posted by Deb Porter on
To Lolly and family,

I have many great memories of Gary from our younger years. He was like a brother to me in many ways, having goofy fun together during our PJ days. I am very sorry to hear that you have lost your dear son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. May your happy memories of him bring comfort to you. Holding you in my prayers.
Deb (Hill) Porter
Posted by Marian Lucas-Jefferies on
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was a few years behind me in school. I can still see him getting on the school bus in the morning. Hadn't seen him in years but such a nice guy. To Ted, Kevan and Steven my deepest sympathy. Marian Lucas-Jefferies, Public Landing, NB
Posted by Brian john chauvin on
So sad to see a life cut short.
My sincere condolences with kindest regards to his family and friends. Gary was such a great backup and someone you could count on at work when toubles unfold. I hope we meet again and share the crazy times we had in Correctional Services. May our Creator take him and keep him with peace.
Posted by Brenda Hunter on
Sorry to hear about Gary. I worked with Gary at the Windsor Jail. He was a gentleman.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Posted by Joe thomas on
May he rest in peace
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