Gary Seale passed away March 20, 2017 at Quesnel, B.C. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald (1999), Mother, Evelyn (1997) and Father, Gordon (1998).
Gary is survived by his wife, Eileen, of Quesnel, son, Andrew, (Alia), and grandchildren, Zoey and Riley of Prince George, step-son, Mark Gilbert, (Katayoun), and grandchildren, Tatiana and Colin of Kamloops, step-daughter, Dolly Robertson (Philip), of Whitehorse, Yukon, Aunt Donna Harrison, and Uncle Keith Kaiser (Mary), Ontario, and cousin, Lorne Bradley (Gloria), Edmonton.
Gary was born in Edmonton in 1945, attending school and university there until 1964, when he moved to Yukon to work in the geological drafting division of United Keno Hill Mines, Elsa/Calumet. Later, he moved to Vancouver, working for MacDonald’s Consulting, prior to returning to Whitehorse in 1970 to again work for U.K.H.M. as a draftsman/expeditor, with a side job as writer/editor of The Yukon News.
In the early ‘70’s, Gary worked as manager of Yukon House in Vancouver. Then in 1974, returned to newspaper work as editor of the Agassiz Harrison Advance. He married his beloved wife, Eileen, in 1977, residing in Agassiz until 1979, when he, Eileen and Dolly moved to Quesnel (Eileen’s hometown). Gary then worked at Spartan Printing from 1979-2014, also beginning The Quesnel Leader newspaper as editor/publisher.
Gary was actively involved in the Quesnel community and area in such organizations as Quesnel Live Arts, Mackenzie Bicentennial, Quesnel Parents for French, Toastmasters, Dene Voyageur Heritage Society, the Blackwater Paddlers and Bowron Lake Enhancement Society.
All who knew him will remember his love of family, friends, and, of course, food, music, photography and just a bit of jocularity. On that note, bring a fovourite story or memory, as the family welcomes you to attend a gathering for Gary, Friday,
April 21, 2017 at the Quesnel and District Senior’s Centre (461 Carson Ave) at 1pm. Gary’s wishes were to “Accentuate the Positive.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Better At Home Quesnel, PH 250-992-9156
or to the: BC Cancer Foundation, www.bccancer.bc.ca/donate
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and health professionals
involved in Gary’s care, during his and the family’s time of need.