Garrett Patrick "Garry" Hogan
1945 - 2020
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HOGAN, Garrett (Garry) Patrick July 1945 - July 26, 2020 Garry passed away at home, with his loving wife Dona by his side. He is survived by brother Bill (Ria), Sisters Irene (Bob) Kenopic and Kathy March, along with many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by parents Frank & Alice; sister Gail & Brothers Don & Gordon. Garry was born in St. John's, NFLD. He left to join the RCAF & was stationed at St. Jean, Clinton, Cold Lake, Holberg & Borden. It was when posted to Namao that he met and married Dona. Together they enjoyed postings to Cold Lake, Lahr (Germany), Ottawa, Masset & again to Cold Lake. There he retired from the CAF to begin working as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Garry & Dona then moved to the Island and he worked in the Gulf Islands and Metchosin. He retired in 2000. Garry was a member of a group that is responsible in supporting him reaching a 48 year milestone. Garry loved fishing especially in NFLD/LAB and Ireland. He shared his knowledge by teaching children and adults whatever he knew. He was a member of the Haig-Brown Fly fishing Assoc. and also the elite "Gout Gang" group. Garry had a great love of music and was a participant in many bands across Canada, doing vocals and playing drums, then guitar and banjitar. His strength was engaging the audience. He played in a country duo with J C Faubert for many years. He was also a member of SWNAJ, played with the "Splinters" and another small group "Sassy" He hosted "Garry's Place" for Shaw Cable that included Irish, Newfoundland and Folk musicians from all over BC. Garry served two terms as President of the NFLD Club of Victoria. He established the scholarship fund for family members of Newfoundlanders. Garry played hockey for many CAF teams. He loved the camaraderie amongst the "Old Crows" and "Retreads" He would tell jokes and his "one-liners" could not be a challenged by others - they tried. Garry saw his double digit handicap as an advantage to golf with anyone. He got a Hole-in-One at Ardmore and according to Garry the "Old Crows" never tired of seeing his medallion of proof. Thank you to Dr. G Hargrove, Dr. S Bax, Dr A Marsh and Dr. A Young; Garry was able to tell you of his appreciation. Thank you to the Peninsula Health Unit Nurses. Thank you to our neighbours and friends for all your help over the past one & half years, there are just too many to list. No Service by request. Celebrate Garry's life by showing kindness to others please.




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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2020.
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August 18, 2020
Dona, we are so so sad to hear of Gary's passing. Gary was truly gifted with a wonderful sense of humour, a quick wit and love of sharing a good story. Beyond that, he truly was the kindest of souls, making everyone around him feel valued, taking time to listen and give a kind word. Our world is not the same without him and our whole family will miss him dearly. Love and hugs to you from all of us as you go through this difficult time.
Reg, Krissy, Ben, Grace and Jacob Vanlierop
Friend
August 17, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Garry's passing. Garry was my work partner at William Head Institution for many years. We shared an office and spent a lot of time together. He was a kind man who brought a lot of warmth and humour to a difficult environment. He always had time for people and was a pleasure to be around. He was well liked and respected by his fellow staff and the offenders that he worked with. Garry was a true gentleman and my life was better for having known him.
Mike Nicholson
Friend
August 11, 2020
In loving memory of a very special man, we have many memories which we will cherish always, Rest In Peace my friend.
Our sincerest condolences to Dona and family.
Dorm and Eileen Francis
Friend
August 9, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person .Garry we will miss your smile, your jokes, your music and your humor. Deepest condolences to Dona,
his family and friends. Garry we will always remember you.
Manfred and Doris
Friends
Manfred and Doris Landgraf
Friend
August 9, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Manfred and Doris Landgraf
Friend
August 9, 2020
So sorry to hear of Garry's passing...he was such a great person! Our condolences to the family!
Bob and Shelly Lane
Friend
August 9, 2020
I’m going to miss that warm smile and handshake. Garry brought joy to us with his music and kindness, he was a dear friend. My deepest condolences to Donna and all his family.
Rob McLaren
Friend
August 9, 2020
Garry was one of a kind.
I’ll miss our chats. A true son of Nfld, his quick wit & storytelling always left me sore from belly laughs.
As fine a person as I have ever met, he will be missed & he will be remembered.
Wishing Dona love & support through this difficult time.
Keith Clayards
Friend
August 9, 2020
Gary brought happiness and Joy all around him. His music playing at the Newfoundland Club of Victoria was enjoyed by all the members. When chatting with Gary he always had a twinkle in his eye and a one liner joke or two. I was sure to tell him how much I enjoyed his music playing and his humour. He will be greatly missed.
Bernadette and myself wish our deepest condolences the Dona and his family and friends. My his memory be a blessing to all.

Bill and Bernadette Plewman

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Bill & Bernadette Plewman
Friend
August 8, 2020
He was my favourite uncle, and he was my last uncle and he was my inspiration growing up as a kid. I went on to make music my life and my living for nearly 30 years as a career now, and Garry was always supportive, of my dreams to follow music as far as it could take me. Garry always knew when I was kid, how to make me laugh; he loved music very much we had that in common and I will always remember when he showed me how to drive a motorcycle and the love and respect he and Dona (my aunt and his wife of nearly 55 years) gave me and my family. I miss hi dearly and it was so hard to accept but I will accept his passing and the impression he left on my life is indelible. I named my son 11 years ago with a second; second name of Garrett in memory of my uncle Garry. .. Love you Garry, thank you for your kind ways and entertaining and considerate gifts. I miss you bud. Love Sean
Sean Hogan
Family
August 8, 2020
A man who always had a grin and a great one liners. We all loved singing and strumming with "Garry with two r's" . He is missed by all who knew him
Ken Hartman
Friend
August 8, 2020
Dona and family. I will miss my short friendship with you and Garry through Rae and Karen. The fishing trips will be remembered always out of Sooke. Sending my love and prayers to you at this time of loss.
Lloyd Reilly
Friend
August 8, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sandra and Steve Nielsen
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