10/13/1940 - 7/5/2014
Gary Fortier passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2014 in Spokane, Wash., with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife Sara, son Craig, daughter in law (Lisa), and three grandchildren, as well as brothers Tab and Andre and their families.
He was preceded in death by his son Antony, his step father Arthur D. Hall, mother Lise' LeMons, father Froncel Fortier, brother Michael, and sister Michelle.
Gary was born on October 13, 1940, and raised in Los Angeles Calif. He joined the armed services becoming a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. He spent over 40 years in the health care industry as a Surgical Technologist, most of which took place in Culver City and Auburn Calif. He was a private pilot, a scout leader, a joke teller, and a man of compassion who always made those around him smile. He retired to Spokane in 2010 and became a local sports enthusiast, and loved his days as a full time "Papa."
There will be a viewing on July 14, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p m. at Chapel of the Hills, and graveside services at the New Auburn Cemetery on July 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Please sign the guestbook at Chapelofthehills-auburn.com.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on July 13, 2014