September 14, 1953 – April 27, 2023

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Garry Kirkpatrick on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. Garry went peacefully with his family by his side.

Garry was born on Sept 14th 1953 in the Town of Shaunavon Saskatchewan. He had a beautiful wife of 35 years Shelly who he married on April 9th, 1988. They started their family in Estevan, SK and had 3 incredible children James, Morgan and Ryan.

In 2001 they moved to Cochrane, AB to further his career. Garry was well respected in the Oil & Gas Industry and left a huge impact with those around him.

He was exceedingly loved by his family, friends & colleagues. He was always loyal to his friends and family making sure they were his top priority. He always spoke very highly of his wife and family. Garry had a fun competitive nature and always loved a challenge from golf and darts to bowling and cards. It didn’t matter what he was playing, he always seemed to win with a smirk on his face. 

Garry will always be one of the most influential, kind and loving individuals. He will forever remain in all of our hearts.

He will be remembered by his loving wife Shelly; children James, Morgan (Justin) and Ryan; grandchildren Ainsley and Aleah; sister Darlene; brother Gordon (Audrey); brother-in-law Mervin (Twila); brother-in-law Donald; sister-in-law Terry (Elwood); sister-in-law Debra; as well as many extended family & friends. He is predeceased by his parents Herbert and Helen; brother-in-law Mike; sister-in-law Shirley; father-in-law Harold; and mother-in-law Mabel.

A Celebration of Garry’s Life will be held at St. Peters Lutheran Church (73 George Fox Trail, Cochrane, AB) on Friday May 5th, 2023 at 10:00 am.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On 02/05/2023 at 10:06 am Len Dirk Said:

    Very sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. I had the good fortune to work with Garry and always appreciated his enthusiasm and wisdom, which he seemed willing to apply to all aspects of his life.
    Condolences to his family and friends.

  2. On 02/05/2023 at 12:16 pm Bassem Zaki Said:

    This is very sad news. From the time we first met in 2001 through all the last 22 years he was always willing to help and very pleasant to deal with. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

  3. On 02/05/2023 at 3:01 pm Terry Hagen Said:

    Deepest condolences to Shelley and family.
    Garry and I have worked together since 1987 and he was a true gentleman.
    I will miss him deeply.

  4. On 02/05/2023 at 7:47 pm Ellen Klein Said:

    Deepest condolences to Gary’s family on his passing. Gary will be missed by all who knew him.

  5. On 02/05/2023 at 8:07 pm Gayle Brazier Said:

    He was a gentleman, a kind soul and a very good person! We had a lot of great times growing up in Shaunavon. Sending special hugs and prayers to his family! You will be missed my dear friend!

  6. On 02/05/2023 at 8:55 pm Andy & Marilyn Roe Said:

    We knew Garry in his younger years growing up in Shaunavon as he was was a good friend of my brother Larry. RIP Garry, you fought your battle with that damn cancer. Our condolences to all his family and friends

  7. On 02/05/2023 at 9:22 pm J.E.(John) Hazlewood Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. My he rest in peace. I enjoyed working with him here from the States. Garry was always a gentlemen and highly respected in the industry. Our prayers for his family.

  8. On 03/05/2023 at 8:37 am Bogdan Dubroja Said:

    So sorry to hear about Garry passing my deepest condolences to his family. I enjoyed working with Garry over many years and we had so many lunches and laughes over that time! he will be missed.

  9. On 03/05/2023 at 12:21 pm Jeff Larsen Said:

    So sorry to hear. Last Thursday Garry quite literally popped into my mind to share with another the story of when we he and I spent a winter working together in Lac Le Biche. Hearing that was the day he passed has to make one wonder. My families prayers and thoughts to yours. God Bless.

  10. On 03/05/2023 at 5:00 pm Jocelyne and John Duerksen Said:

    It was with deep sadness that we heard about Garry’s death. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes (which he has passed on to his wonderful children).
    Shelly, James, Morgan and Ryan – may the happy times and good memories help sooth the pain of your loss.
    May God surround you with His peace, may the Holy Spirit comfort and guide you in the tough days and may the love of Christ be with you all, each and every day.

  11. On 03/05/2023 at 9:49 pm Larry & Patricia Said:

    Very sad to hear of Garrys passing after a courageous battle with cancer. I had the pleasure of working with Garry early in his career with Protec Mud Service. He was a very dedicated employee who prided himself for being honest and forthright with everyone he encountered. I am sure everyone who came to know Garry will agree. Condolences to Shelley and family. He will be sadly missed but remain in our fond memories.

  12. On 04/05/2023 at 7:06 am Carol Haas Said:

    My deepest condolences to Garry’s family, many fond memories of our days in Shaunavon.

  13. On 04/05/2023 at 1:22 pm Ewen Munro Said:

    My sincere sympathy to Shelly and Family.
    His love for life, fun, sport, knowledge and a job well done was a hallmark of Gary’s. We started in the oil-patch around the same time and crossed paths regularly throughout our careers. As recent co-workers, we often shared the issues of the day at work and laughed at oil-patch tales both past and present. We will miss his wit and twinkle in the eye.

  14. On 06/05/2023 at 3:51 pm Art & Gwen (Putland) Just Said:

    Dear Shelly and extended family – our sincere sympathy as you mourn Garry’s passing. He was a big link in the family chain and you will miss him deeply. Cherish the memories in the coming days!

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