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February 29, 2020

Gary Gehiere of Lucknow died peacefully, surrounded by his family in his home, Feb. 29, 2020, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Winona (nee Purdy) for 57 years. Gary was born in Hespeler, Ontario, Dec. 20, 1941, son of the late Jesse Waumsley and Arsene Gehiere. Dear father of Robyn Larabee of Lucknow and Gary Gehiere (Petrina Burkhart) of California. Missed by his grandchildren, West, Wilhelmina, and Volker. Survived by his sister, Elaine McCallum of Palmerston; and his brother, Joe Gehiere of Montreal. A private Celebration of Gary's Life will be held. Interment South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow. Memorial donations to the ALS Society of Canada, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. To learn more about Gary's journey, please read his blog at