Garry Dale Robertson passed away with family by his side on January 12, 2019 at the age of 79.
As a child, Garry attended school in the Rose Valley Area, where his father taught at several different schools during his childhood. Shortly after graduating high school, Garry began his thirty year career with Sask-Tel, working his way up from linesman to foreman. It was while working as an operator at Sask-Tel that Garry met the love of his life, Valerie.
Garry and Valerie were married on June 9, 1962. Their union would eventually produce four children – Shannon, Melanie, Jared and Melinda. Garry and Valerie met in Yorkton, and resided there for the duration of their marriage. They built a home on Bradbrooke where they have spent many happy years first raising their family, then just the two of them.
Garry was an avid curler, fisherman and golfer. He built his cottage at Good Spirit Lake in the 70’s, and the lake would go on to become a place of many family gatherings and cherished memories over the years.
Garry was kind, loving and patient, easy to talk to and a great listener. Everyone loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Valerie, his children Shannon Wolstenholme, Melanie (Grant) Wurts, Jared (Trina), Melinda (Grant) Ottenbreit; grandchildren Aric, Haley, Kristina (Matthew), Kyle, Kaylyn, Gabriel, Grace, Turner and Brodie; great-grandchildren Emylee and Anthony; brother Ken Robertson; sisters Caroline Robertson and Frances Lassen ; sister-in-law Ethel Niessen.
Garry was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Myrtle Robertson, sister-in-law Sylvia, and mother-in-law Isabelle Niessen.
A Funeral Service will be held for Garry on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Shelly Morris officiating.
Interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Garry may be made to Yorkton Antique Auto Association.