Therrien, Gary

(Affectionately known as Mustang, Mutt, Rocky, Mr. T, and Gar)

It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Gary Therrien, 78 years on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Gary leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia Therrien (Wells).  Loving father of Jay Therrien (Anita) and July Kramp (Steve). Cherished grandfather of Daniel (Naledi), Julia (Callie), Taylor (Ryan), Glenn, Johnny, Cody (Samantha), Stephanie, and great grandfather of Aidan, Easton, Audrey, and Jamie. Born in Sudbury, he was the son of the late Emile and Rebecca (nee Landry) Therrien. Dearly loved brother of Ron (Monique), Annette (Mike- predeceased}, Reb (Brenda), Lorraine (John), Lucille (Colin-predeceased), Estelle, Shane and  brother-in-law of Pete and Linda Lukoff, Chuck (predeceased) and Jackie Wells,  Bert, and Betty Fleming (both predeceased). He was predeceased by his siblings George, Glen, and Louise. Fondly remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, and joining together again with his hunting buddies Rob Rennie (predeceased), Dwayne Lanktree (predeceased), and lifelong friend Jim Kritz (predeceased).

Gary grew up in Skead, Ontario and lived in Worthington for the past 45 years.

He was a dedicated and proud miner that worked at INCO from 1967 to 1998. Hunting, fishing and cutting wood were his passions outside of spending time with his family. He loved his home, whether that was in his garage or somewhere out on the 80 acres of land on Chicago Mine Road. Some of his greatest joys in life came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren as they were all his favorites. 

A smile and a wave would greet anyone that pulled into the yard whether he knew you or not. Many people would remember him as the guy who used to operate the bait shop on Chicago Mine Road back-in the 80’s and 90’s. 

His strong values formed the basis of someone who was as “tough as nails”, yet blessed with the “softest of hearts”.  A giver, hugger, lover and a fighter but more importantly he leaves us with a tremendous legacy of a mentor, a leader, and someone who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In keeping with the family’s request there will be no visitation or services. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at the McClelland Community Center Hall (Copper Cliff Arena Hall), 1 Garrow Road, Copper Cliff on Friday, October 6, 2023. Relatives and friends are welcome from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


2 Condolences

  1. Pat and Gary have been great friends to the Thall family for many years. It was always a pleasure to sit and chat in their kitchen.

    By: Eric Thall
    September 16, 2023
  2. Dear Pat and family,
    I was blessed to be able to to know this man. Everything in his obituary is so true. You are missed by many. You have left a hole in everyone’s heart.
    RIP. Gary

    By: Paula Jobin
    September 15, 2023

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