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Driver, Garry

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Garry Driver passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 30, 2015, in his 72nd year.
Garry was born in Fort Macleod on July 5, 1942 to Dorothy and Elmer Driver and grew up on a farm in the Ardenville/Ewelme district.
Gary farmed with his dad for many years, attended SAIT to complete his welder apprenticeship training, and spent a few winters in the north on seismograph crews.
Garry married Diane Donahue in 1964 and they lived briefly in Lethbridge and in Pincher Creek, before returning to Hillside Farms in 1969. Garry always wanted to see the world, so he and Diane decided on a trucking career which took them all over North America. They left the farm and moved to Fort Macleod in 1985 and eventually satisfied their wanderlust, sold their rig and settled down. After various endeavours, Garry started his own business, named it Chinook Septic and Bobcat, and operated it until his last day.
Garry was predeceased by his loving wife Diane on Feb. 27, 2011.
Garry is survived by his son Cam (Lisa); daughter Cindy (Harley) and two grandchildren, Randy and Jamie as well as his special friend, Lorraine. Also left to mourn his loss are his sister Dorene; brother Don (Tangrae); mother-in-law Eleanor; as well as one uncle, his nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins.
A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 Fifth Ave., Fort Macleod, with Rev. Eras Van Zyl officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Garry’s name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 – 29th St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2.

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