Gary Joseph Dauphin
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gary Joseph Dauphin, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle who passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 in his 67th year.
Gary was the beloved husband of Heather (Park), father of Holly Dauphin, Sarah and Andy Overholt, Rebecca and Al deVos and Mike and Michelle Dauphin, and adored grandfather of Erin, Sam, Hayden, Bryn, Dylan, Aliya and Lana.
He is also survived by his mother Nora Dauphin, sister Susan and Brian Verburg, mother-in-law Norine Park, his in-laws Sharon and Dave Dawson, Rick Park, Greg and Nancy Park, Sue and Doug Brown and his many nieces and nephews.
Gary was predeceased by his father Joe Dauphin (2015), his brother Mark Dauphin (2001) his father-in-law Richard Park (1995) and his sister-in-law Diane Park (2010).
The farming community was a big part of Gary’s life and he took a lot of pride in the relationships he had established over the past 29 years and in the business he built, which he was proud to hand down to his son Michael. His pride and joy were his kids and grandkids (who he couldn’t get enough of) and all his friends and family.
These past few weeks he adored his nurses Sarah and LeeAnn. We thank you very much for taking such great care of him and to our niece Melissa who was with us in the end. Thank you very much.
Gary was a Legion member for 41 years, which he enjoyed, following in his father’s footsteps who was a member for 70 years.
Friends were received by the family at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels. A Royal Canadian Legion Service, under the auspices of Brussels Branch No. 218 RCL, was conducted on Monday evening from the funeral home. The funeral service was conducted from Brussels United Church on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Rev. Gary Clark and Pastor Neil Ward officiated.
Cremation is to follow with interment of cremated remains in Dungannon Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation - Oncology Department or the Blyth Brussels Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.schimanskifamilyfuneral home.com
“Remember me with joy and laughter,
As I’ll remember you all,
For if you can only remember me with tears,
Then don’t remember me at all.”