I knew Gary for many, many years. Such a very kind soul. My condolences and deepest sympathies to all his family and friends. He will be missed.
In loving memory of Gary Richard Menard, born on June 5th, 1967 and departed this life on October 18th 2023.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents; Arthur and Tina Menard and brother Bob Menard. He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Hope Menard, sisters Alice Menard (David Cummings), Bonnie Menard (Wayne Stokes), brother Steven Menard (Joan Menard), and Dan Menard (Karen Menard), as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loving relatives and friends. A joy to be in the presence of and a blessing to all the lives of those who knew him. Grateful and bubbly, his sense of humor brought light to this world even through his toughest battle. Gary was an active member of his community and shared the love in his heart with everyone. He enjoyed spending time in nature, kayaking, journaling his many beautiful thoughts and ideas and taking the time to appreciate all the little things in life.
Gary loved spending time with his daughter, friends and family and making the most of his weekends rocking on at cave jams with his cherished friends, sharing his talents with those who he valued and mattered most to him. Gary was a beautiful person who's radiant personality could have brightened even the dimmest of rooms. If love could have kept him alive, he would have lived forever.
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support and love during this time. In lieu of flowers or donations, Gary would greatly appreciate for those who loved him to perform random acts of kindness whenever possible, and pay it forward.
A burial service will be held at kirkland lake cemetery on Monday October 23rd, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Anyone who was close to Gary is welcome to attend. The burial service will be followed by a celebration of life at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 87 in Kirkland Lake at 6:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please wear bright colours to the celebration of life to commemorate Gary's lively personality and zest for life.