DALBY, Gary Ralph
July 2, 1954 – December 5, 2013
Gary passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit at Burnaby General Hospital Dec. 5th after a long battle with cancer. Gary spent his life in Ladysmith where he worked for years in the family business before taking it over from his father Ralph.
He always loved boating, and in his earlier years was an avid water skier who loved to do both barefoot and slalom skiing. Gary loved to entertain and you could always find him in the kitchen where he enjoyed creating fabulous seafood dishes for family and friends. He was a proud member of St. John’s Lodge in Ladysmith, following in his father’s footsteps.
Gary is survived by his daughter Amy Galloway of Portland, Oregon, his mother Susan Dalby, sister Lynn Halkett (John), nieces Katrina and Leah and his nephew Robert. Fondly missed by his companion Juliet Sobremonte, his aunts and many cousins here in B.C. and in California, as well as his many friends.
A celebration of life will be held in the New Year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock campaign at Ladysmith & District Credit Union (a/c #992800).