With extreme sadness we lost Garry (Gordie) Ferris, on June 6, 2021, at the age of 68.
Garry will be profoundly missed by his sisters, Ann Bentein and Patti (Dennis) Murray. He was the funny, jokester uncle of nieces and nephews, Tracey Bentein, Corey (Lesley) Bentein, Jodi (Ryan) Case, Julee Pyke (Dave Mainland), and Sam (Helena) Murray, and great-uncle of their families.
Garry was predeceased by his parents, Fred & Lois Ferris, Grandparents George & Eva Ferris, John & Leah Rose and brother-in-law Mike Bentein.
Garry was a proud original “Point Boy”. He was a lifetime member of the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club, and a founding organizer of the long running Molson-Ferris Bass Tourney, as well as a founding member of the Huron Recreational Riders. Garry ice-raced for years.
Garry spoke fondly and often about his friends from his other life “Out West” before returning to Ontario. They were a huge part of his world and the “fun-times” stories he loved to tell. His friends were his family.
Garry marched to the beat of his own drum and lived his life exactly as he wanted. He was a die-hard Habs and Denver Broncos fan. His passion was riding his Harley. Garry loved the “Bal” (Balmoral Hotel) and it’s been said that Garry was one of the reasons the Bal was famous. As much as he was a Point Boy, he was hooked on Sarnia’s “Tabs” and “Canada Burgers”. Garry greatly enjoyed his friends, his bike, his boat, a road trip with his buddies and always, always, a good laugh.
His dear friends Skinny, Puddy and Rosco kept him laughing to the end. We thank you!
Thank you to Dr. Allison Crombeen for your care and compassion and to the nurses on the Palliative Care floor at BWH for their exceptional support.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date.
For those who wish, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Noelle’s Gift.
Noelle’s Gift (noellesgift.ca)
Oh, the stories we can all tell… Ride on Garry! We will miss you till we see you again.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Garry William Ferris April 19th 1953 June 6th 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Sarnia, Province: Ontario