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O’Bumsawin, Gary Allan

It is with deep sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Gary Allan O’Bumsawin, January 18th, 2016 at the age of 41. Best friend and fiancé of Pamela Shay of Sudbury. Loving father of Ryley O’Bumsawin of Temagami. Born in Sudbury, he was the cherished son of Cindy and Myles O’Bumsawin of Chelmsford and loving brother of Ryan O’Bumsawin of Chelmsford. Adored and beloved grandson of Emmett and Vi O’Bumsawin of Lively, Benny and Joan Langstaff (both predeceased) and Papa Mel Coté. Special son-in-law of Brenda and Wayne Ropp of Waterloo and Terry and Margaret Shay of Beamsville. He will be missed by aunts and uncles; Brenda (Mike) Gillis, Kim (Russell) Nerpin, Sherry (Mike) Laffrenier and Luanne (Ken) Brezenski. He leaves behind many cousins, friends and co-workers who will all miss his colorful personality. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Kin Hall, 15 Kin Dr. Lively, ON. Donations will be gratefully acknowledged and can be made to a trust account that has been set up to assist the family. (Trust account information : TD Bank – Transit # 35532 – Institute # 004 – Account # 6035212).

20 Condolences

  1. He was an amazing father to me, he cared for me, loved me and always wanted me to stay safe, and i’m sure, wherever he is now, he still feels the same way. I miss him more than words can describe and my life will never be the same without him. I love you dad, wherever you are, and I always will.

    Posted by:Ryley Markus Moskwa O'bumsawin
    May 16, 2018
  2. Gary was a best friend and like no other I knew. He Would do anything for a friend and proved it many times over. I spent years camping, dirtbiking, hunting and just hanging around with him… always laughing. His family was and is a part of my life and I want them to know how much of my heart is reserved for “our” boy Gary. I miss him but cannot help but smile when I think of him. Love ya “Gare”.

    Posted by:John Miller
    January 30, 2016
  3. Myles, my condolences to you and family on the loss of your son, prayers are with you.

    Posted by:Neal Harrison
    January 29, 2016
  4. Cindy,Myles and family my condolences on the untimely loss of Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Posted by:James Thornton
    January 24, 2016
  5. I have no way to understand your pain and hurt at this time.. I can only extend to you and your family.. my love and prayers.. I love you,, and trust that in some way you can heal and know that others are there for you at this time.. It is not how long we spent on this earth..all too soon Gary left.. but leaves a lasting legacy of love and devotion to all who knew him..Rest in Gods arm now..

    Posted by:Fred Thornton
    January 24, 2016
  6. Myles and Cindy
    So sorry for your loss!
    Devistating news.
    Our condolences from the Lawrence family.

    Posted by:Judy Lawrence Hoekstra
    January 23, 2016
  7. Dearest Cindy, Myles, Ryan and Family.
    We are so very saddened to hear about the loss of
    Gary. Our most sincere and deepest condolences to
    you all during this extremely difficult time. Sending all our
    love, thoughts and prayers.
    Lynn, Dave, Cameron and Carlee

    Posted by:Lynn and Dave Weidhaas
    January 23, 2016
  8. My heart is aching with you Cindy & Myles and your large extended family, of which I am a distant part (Joan was my first cousin, my father being the brother of Ray). My son is also 41, making me so identify and feel your loss. May God bless you through this difficult time.

    Posted by:Tara-Lee Smith-Williams
    January 22, 2016
  9. Myles and Cindy, Vi and Emmet,
    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Posted by:Sheree McNamara
    January 22, 2016
  10. His smile was contagious and travelled through the room quickly… within 10 mins… everyone would be smiling…… a great guy taken way too soon…..will be missed by loved ones… family and many many friends….. hugs to everyone…

    Posted by:sherry penney (Hosken)
    January 21, 2016
  11. Cindy and Myles. My heart goes out to you, I’m so sorry for the loss of your son

    Cathy McDonald (Onaping)

    Posted by:Cathy McDonald (Lanktree)
    January 21, 2016
  12. Pam , I am so sorry for your loss.
    You’re in my heart and prayers.
    My heart aches for you, and for Gary’s family.

    Posted by:Kathy
    January 21, 2016
  13. Pam, I’m at a loss if words for you and your family. We can not begin to understand how you are feeling. We love you Pam and even though Gary is gone from the physical world, he will always be with you and loves you more than anything. Our condolences.

    Posted by:Ashley and mitch
    January 21, 2016
  14. Hung out with Gary on a daily basis growing up. He always had a smile on his face and brought happiness to the rest of us. Some of my fondest teenage memories are hanging out with him and the crew. He will be greatly missed by all.

    Posted by:Bryant Quinn
    January 21, 2016
  15. Myles, my deepest condolences to you and your family

    Posted by:Alain McLaughlin
    January 21, 2016
  16. Myles and Cindy, my deepest condolences on the sudden loss of your son. My thoughts are with you.

    Posted by:Julie Culverhouse
    January 21, 2016
  17. I knew Gary thru high school, hung around quite a bit. He was always a great character and his memories with live on thru out our lives. I had break the news to quite old friends and it’s really sad to see someone so young leave this earth. From all your high buddies we will meet again.

    Posted by:chuck deraiche
    January 21, 2016
  18. My Heart is broken. Gary was a great guy. He was always willing to help anyone that needed it.
    He was a one of a kind guy and he will be missed by all that knew him.
    Please know that we are Thinking of yous in this difficult time.
    Cherish the moments you had and the memories you shared.

    Posted by:Claude & Mandy Jolin
    January 20, 2016
  19. Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

    Posted by:Tegan
    January 20, 2016
  20. Words cannot express the loss of a childhood friend.
    We all grew up in a small hometown and then went our own way to the big city.
    Had some crazy things happen, but we became grownups somehow.
    You were taken from Pam and your friends & family much too soon.
    Just a really nice guy, you will be sadly missed… xx

    Posted by:Toni-Elaine Steinke
    January 20, 2016

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