Gary Turner

Gary Sidney Turner, born July 2, 1948. Passed

away suddenly October 2, 2015. He is survived

by his loving wife of 39 years, Lynn, and daughters Heidi and Amy as well as the

extended Benoit and Turner families. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Throughout his life, Gary was heavily involved in community activities. For 12 years he was coach and president of Terrace Minor Softball.

He played scrum half for the Terrace Northmen

Rugby Club and coached basketball for many years at Thornhill Junior

Secondary School. When Terrace hosted the 1997 Northern B.C. Winter Games, Gary served as liaison and events director.

Over the past 20 years, Gary served six terms as trustee for School District 82, a role he carried out with his typical enthusiasm and good nature.

A co-founding member and one-half of the Christopher Columbus Club, Gary loved hiking, fishing, and being outdoors. He also loved his family, his friends, and making people laugh.

Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday,

October 13 at 2:00 pm in Knox United Church, Terrace with Donna Ziegler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made

to the Terrace and/or Thornhill Animal Shelters

or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.