Garry Houston

Obituary of Garry Houston

We are heartbroken to announce the death of our father, Charles Garry Houston. He passed away peacefully at the age of 74, surrounded by family.

Garry was born on October 12, 1948 in Chatham, Ontario, son of the late Charles (2003) and Helen (Wells)(2020). He was formerly from Dresden and Blenheim. He moved to Regina in 1967 to attend the RCMP Depot and then moved to Melville as his first station. After moving around the province of Saskatchewan he relocated his family back to Melville to open a confectionary store. He then moved on to be an owner and real estate broker for Century 21 until he retired. Our dad enjoyed reading, gardening especially tending to his rose bushes, bowling through the winter months and walking his dog Echo no matter the weather! However his first love was golfing with his buddies - Eddie P., Denny Alberts, Glenn Miller and Merv Appel. And he seemed to be getting better with age having just landed his first hole in this past summer.

Garry leaves behind Grace Houston his wife of 39 years and his friend for more than 50. His daughter Bonnie Blakley (husband Jim Rhode) and son Jason Houston (wife Michelle Houston). Step-daughter Tara Lodewyk (husband Shane Lodewyk). Grandchildren: JD Blakley (wife Jasmine Yakubowski), Morgan Rhode (husband Matt Sponiar), Kelsey Rhode (David Miguez), Addison Swales, Evan Rhode (Claudia Castillo), Collin Blakley (Kim Locke), Nicholas Houston (Jaran Song), Garrett Houston, Hunter Blakley, Nathan Houston, Harrison Lodewyk and Sylvia Lodewyk. Great grandson Maverick Blakley. His companion and friend for the past ten years, Bernadette Senft. Brothers Tom Houston (wife Nancy Houston) and Paul Houston (wife Sharon Houston), Brother in law Harv Whittmire (wife Deb Whittmire) and many nieces and nephews.

A Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Matthews Funeral Home, 750 6th Avenue West, Melville, SK, S0A 2P0. 

The funeral service is open to the public, but will also be live-streamed on Matthews Funeral Home's Facebook page.

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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Matthews Funeral Home
750 6th Avenue West
Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada


Melville City Cemetery
Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
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