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Our Dad, Garnet (Garney) D. Kissick was born Sunday July 8, 1928 in Letellier, MB and peacefully passed away in Carman on Thursday June 25, 2020 at the age of 91.

Dad loved life and leaves to celebrate that life his four sons; Ken (Julie) of Lethbridge, AB, Dennis (Debbie) of Winnipeg, Murray (Monique) of Thompson, and Roger (Diana) of Carman, 12 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Dad also leaves his second wife of 21 years Wilma.

Dad was predeceased by his first wife Beth, his parents David and Eva Kissick and his brother Vic (KIA March/43).

Dad met Mom, Beth Wood, at a party in Winnipeg and they were wed June 24, 1950 and remained happily married for 46 years until her passing in 1996. Dad and Mom moved to her family farm in Miami in March of 1951, supposedly only until after seeding. Dad finally left the farm 57 years later when he and Wilma moved to Carman.

Dad had a very full life. He was employed as a tire repairman, a milkman, a telephone lineman, heating fuel delivery driver and a bartender. He was self-employed as a farmer, a logger, a bulk fuel agent for ESSO and his pride and joy G.D. Kissick Construction which he operated for 41 years before retiring in 1994.

If work wasn’t enough Dad somehow found time to coach hockey, be a founding committee member of the local Cubs and Scouts where he started as Akela, became Scout Master and served on the Boys Scouts District Council, serve as a councillor for the R.M. of Thompson, and be an active member of the Carman Legion where he held most of the executive positions at one time or another.

Dad’s recreation included playing hockey, snow skiing (how he met Mom), water skiing, camping, dancing, golf and his favorite past-time … puttering.

Dad’s greatest pleasure, however, was watching his four boys grow and develop into successful family men, making their own mark on the communities they live in.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Boyne Lodge for their care and support of Dad especially during his final days.

Due to covid-19 restrictions the family is holding a private interment on Wednesday July 1, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at a more appropriate time.

Comments  

#1 Suzanne Basiuk 2020-06-28 17:02
Hello Auntie Wilma,
So sad to hear about Garnie's passing. This has been a tough year for you! Will be thinking of your family and Garnie's on July 1. Love and hugs, Suzanne, Grant, Holly and Toban.
#2 Joan Johnston 2020-06-29 10:19
Sincere condolences to Wilma on the passing of your husband Garnie and to the Kissick family on the passing of your father and grandfather.
#3 Bob & Marg Mogk 2020-06-29 11:30
Sincere sympathy to Wilma and the Kissick family on Garnies passing. Our thoughts are with you.
#4 Lana Rinn 2020-06-29 13:08
Sincere sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of Garnie over many years. He was always friendly and ready for a visit
#5 John Zaplitny 2020-06-29 15:03
Wilma , sorry to hear of Garnet's passing, we will being thinking of you and keeping the good thought that he is now peaceful and painless. Brother Gerry and him can walk and talk , they enjoyed the same subjects.
Linda and John Zaplitny
#6 Ray & Bev Frost 2020-06-29 17:57
Sorry to hear of Garney’s passing.
Condolences to all.
#7 Bill and Deb Thiessen 2020-06-29 19:38
Wilma, Ken, Dennis, Murray, Roger and families. We have so many wonderful memories that bring a smile as we remember Garney, great times at the farm, at a rink, at the lake and in our home. We will always remember Garney making the toast at our wedding, to the bride and groom, which was not the norm 45 years ago. May your memories and stories that you share bring comfort and love and laughter be mingled in your tears. Sincerest sympathies ❤️
#8 Hugh + Jeannette Greaves 2020-06-29 23:35
Sincere sympathy to all the Kissick Families.
#9 Mavis Martin 2020-06-30 07:22
My sincere condolence to all the family .He was always smiling and kind to everyone !
#10 Linda Bayliss 2020-06-30 15:53
Condolence to all the Kissick Families, I have many fond memories of Garney in the Miami community, and while he served as Councillor for the RM. RIP.
#11 Judy and Grant Orchard 2020-06-30 17:11
Sincere condolences to all the Kissick families.
#12 Wayne and Donna Hanks 2020-07-01 11:17
Sympathy to Wilma,boys and families. We have fond recollections of Garnie and the many visits with him. He always had interest in everyone and what we were doing. We will miss that great smile.
#13 Stan Sandulak and Marj Lehmann 2020-07-03 15:21
Sincere condolences to Wilma and the Kissick family in the loss of Garney.
#14 Anne Black 2020-07-06 11:08
Sincere sympathy to all the Kissick families.
#15 Murray Peirson 2020-07-09 19:46
My condolences to the Kissick family. Garney was my my hockey coach when I played with Miami. I always appreciated his fair & easygoing manner. He was a great role model a young guy.

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