It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we the Family announce the passing of Gary Boyce Hollett, aged 55 years; beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Son-in law, Father, Grandfather and Uncle. Gary passed peacefully from this life at home on January 5th, 2018. Gary had been fighting a courageous battle with Cancer for many months. Gary's bravery and composure in facing such an unrelenting disease will be long remembered.
Gary was born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and worked for Abitibi Consolidated until it's closure in 2009. Gary loved Newfoundland intensely, however he, like many others sought and found work in Fort McMurray, AB to earn a living. While Gary spent many long months in Alberta he never once considered calling it home.
Gary leaves to mourn, the love of his life, Wife Karen (Loder), Daughters Erica (Adam) Glavine and Emily Hollett. Gary also leaves one Granddaughter, Lauren Glavine (Poppy's Girl); Mother, Jean Hollett; Mother-in Law, Florence Loder; Brother, Wayne (Linda) Hollett; Sisters, Karen (Gerard) Pinsent, Debbie Hollett, Shelley (Perry) Curtis, Lori (Steve) Nichol. Gary also Leaves to mourn; Sister-in-law's, Cavell (Frank) O'Neill, Cathy (Peter) Moore, Kim (Trev) Bowers; Brother-in-law's, Don (Vanda) Loder, Dennis (Linda) Loder, Doug (Denise)Loder, Todd (Lorenda) Loder; along with many nieces and nephews.
Gary is predeceased by his Father, Stephen Hollett; Father-in-Law Norm Loder and an Aunt, Marina (Steve) Best.
Gary had a lifelong love of carpentry, building many houses over the years. Gary learned much of the trade from his Father (Stephen Hollett), a very skilled carpenter in his own right. Together they completed many projects, each gaining something from the other. Gary expanded on the lessons of his Father becoming a meticulous carpenter who settled for nothing less than perfection in his finish work. Gary also took pride in his skill as a house painter, in this too he was a perfectionist, never considering a job complete until it met his very high standards.
Gary's best loved hobby was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle down the highway. He would take long rides with his friends always returning with a smile on his face.
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be;
So He put his arms around you
"Come with Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer
and saw you fade away.
Although we LOVED YOU DEARLY
we could not make you stay.
A GOLDEN HEART STOPPED beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best!