Gary Albert Madore
April 10th 1941 - October 31st 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved companion, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend Gary Madore. Gary aka Pappy is survived by Susan Smith aka Mumsy; his best friend and confidant. He is also survived by his sister Jackie (Kent) and children Rick (Hilary), Gary Jr (Kim), Dana (Tamara), Deanna (Peter) and Grandchildren Danielle, Tony, Taylor, Sophia, Drey, Catherine, and Rayanna (Paddy). In addition, he is survived by numerous friends, family, loved ones. Gary was predeceased by his mother Florence, father Regis and Ex Mother-In-Law Nadine.
Through a tremendously exciting life filled with a passion for travel and success, Gary rode with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Golden Helmets for 13 years. Many a story had been shared through his later life of his profound pride in this duty. Upon leaving the OPP - Golden Helmets, Gary worked in a bank for the loans division and that was all followed by a very lucrative career as an entrepreneur. In his 20’s Gary married his love Lynn and they were married and his sons were born. Gary spent all of his later years proudly sharing stories of his love and passion for his sons. He was profoundly proud of their successes in both career and personal lives. Gary met his best friend and life companion, Mumsy, in Kelowna and moved up North and enjoyed a career with Garda (Air Transport Security), and finally retired. Gary loved having the kids around to bake for him and would always buy cake and cookie mixes for Paddy to bake; and for him to snack on. Gary was an extremely awesome Chinese cuisine cook and would cook authentic Chinese dinner for everyone that was over. Later in his life he would love to go out for Chinese dinner on Friday nights. Eventually, he retired in his favourite area of the province; the Okanagan (Thompson Nicola).
Although Pappy was happy to meet Mumsy in his life; he made no bones about his Dislike of life up North and was extremely happy to retire with Mumsy down south. We will certainly enjoy reminiscing of his joking reference to life up in the valley up there.
Gary made many friends that he valued and cherished. They thoroughly enjoyed his humour and his plethora of life stories. His gruff exterior could not hide his extremely soft heart for all those things that brought him joy. Although he will be missed; his legacy will live on through the lessons he taught and the experiences he shared.
Gary’s memorial gathering will be held in Cache Creek on December 1st, 2018 at 1 pm at the Starhouse Chinese Restaurant.