Sgt Garry Patrick Waite, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the sudden death of Sergeant Garry Patrick Waite (Retd) on 28 September 2006.
Born in Regina, SK in 1940, Garry started his military career with the Militia in Victoria, BC. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers with the Sapper Apprentice Program 6th Intake in 1957 and graduated in 1959 as a Field Engineer.
After a proud military career that ended in retirement in 1977, Gary did a short stint with the British Columbia Corrections Service and then served for 22 years as a Federal Correctional Officer with Corrections Canada. Garry opened his sports card shop in 1997 in Oromocto, NB.
Gary was a former member of the Chilliwack Lions Club and a proud member of the Retired Sappers Association, the Retired Sappers Apprentice Association, and was proud to be a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Visitation was held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on 30 September 2006 and 1 October. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, 2 October 2006. No flowers by request, memorial tributes made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Military Engineers Museum would be appreciated by the family.