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GARTH S. WEBB, M.S.C. Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the age of 93. Garth Webb, beloved companion and best friend of Lise Cooper. Predeceased by his first wife Camilla (nee Cunningham). Dear father of Susan, Andrew (Ruth Hall), Peter (Patricia Allan) and stepfather of Don Cooper and Susan Mousseau. Cherished grandfather and great- grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Garth will be sadly missed by his sister Patricia Atkinson and his special nephew Mike Sexsmith, as well as his many friends. Garth grew up in Calgary and attended Queen's University until he enlisted with the 14th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery. He fought on "D-Day" through North West Europe into Germany. Garth returned to Queen's following the war and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. Garth went on to become a Real Estate Appraiser and formed Garth S. Webb & Associates. A lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and Argonauts. Garth was the President and founder of the Juno Beach Centre Association, which saw the creation of the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France, for which he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross, the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and made a member of the French Legion of Honour. September 2012 will see the opening of Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON, (905-632-3333), on Thursday from 7-9 p.m and Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., with Legion Service Friday at 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Juno Beach Centre Association ( would be appreciated.

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Published in Toronto Star from May 9 to May 10, 2012.
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May 13, 2012
Our heart goes out to all the family members of Mr. Garth Webb. We attended the official opening of the Juno Beach Centre in 2003 with his family. We remember the trip with many wonderful memories. Our son was only 13 months at the time and is now 10 years old. Mr. Webb's family treated us with such kindness. Thank you. Janice, Selwyn and Ethan Hamilton-Dicker (de Vries)
Janice Hamilton-Dicker (de Vries)
May 10, 2012
Garth Webb was the ultimate Canadian. He risked life and limb on the Beaches of Normandy. And not satisfied with that, he spear-headed a group of individuals to join with him in realizing a dream. He wanted a museum erected, near Normandy, for Canadians by Canadians.My thoughts are with the entire family, especially to my Sick Kid's class-mate, Sue Webb. Garth was a
national treasure. A shining example for all of us. Joanne Kennedy Brodie, Burlington, ON
Jo Brodie
May 9, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Garth Webb. Just by reading the obituary we can see that he was a great man that left his mark on the world.
May God rest his soul.
Demetris (Demetris Floor Sanding) Eftychiou
May 9, 2012
My Grandfather was such a force, and truly inspired all those who were fortunate enough to have know him. If there is ever a time in my life that I think I can't achieve something, I just remind myself of my Grandad. His perseverance and dedication are qualities that I admire and try to emulate. He was a great example of the kind of person people would like their children to become. I am a fortunate person to have had such a role model. I love you Grandad. XO The Brick
Kristen Gauley
May 9, 2012
Garth was a truly great Canadian and an inspiration to us all. I consider myself very lucky to have known and worked with him over the last 10 years. I will miss my friend very much and my heartfelt condolences go out to Lise and the rest of Garth's family and friends.
Peter Moffatt
May 9, 2012
Sincere Condolences to the family of Garth Webb on behalf of all members of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association (RCAA). He was truly a great Gunner and an outstanding Canadian and he will be missed.

LCol (Ret'd) J.L. Brazill
President RCAA
James Brazill
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