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NUSON, Gary Warren

Gary Warren Nuson was born on January 4, 1944 to Wally and Lottie in Kenora, Ontario. He went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2020 at the age of 76 in Hospice House. He was predeceased by our son Michael Leonard at the age of 5 ½ in 1982. Gary is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen Elizabeth; his adult adopted family: Tammy and Brian Zomar, including grandchildren Rachel, Katelyn and Justin, great grandchildren Landon, Austin and Kayden as well as Kate and Wayne Carter, including granddaughter Amy.

He joined IBM Toronto in 1965 and worked diligently for them for 30 years. Gary loved to travel. After Michael’s death we made three major trips: a three-week bus tour of Europe in 1984, a two-week eastern Mediterranean cruise, including Italy Israel and Egypt in 1985 and a two-week tour of Japan and mainland China in 1986. After retirement, we sold our house, bought a motorhome and travelled in Canada, the U.S.A and Mexico. After 10 years of travel, we bought a home in Kelowna, B.C.

Besides his love of travel, Gary read non-fiction books about the second world war and the civil war in the U.S. He was an avid news junkie, especially about U.S. politics. Gary’s other interests were following baseball and American football. He built a model railroad in our crawl space by himself over 13 years. It would be the envy of any railroad club. He loved to entertain his friends. Dogs were also a big part of Gary’s life.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Springfield Funeral Home, Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

A very big thank you to our family and friends who supported us through this long journey of Gary’s.

I would also like to thank our Interior Health nurses who were so faithful in providing care for Gary until he went to Hospice House the week before Christmas. Hospice House was beyond amazing in their care for Gary. Memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice House, c/o Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2.

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1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020

Springfield Funeral Home

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Memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice House, c/o Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1T2. Link: https://www.kghfoundation.com


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The service for NUSON, Gary Warren is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • David and Betty Brown says:

    Dear Karen, we are so sorry to learn about Gary’s cancer and recent death. We hope he is now released and free from pain. Sending you God’s richest blessings and comfort as well as huge virtual hugs from us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tender time. Love from David and Betty Brown

  • John Benton & Janet Hutchison says:

    Dear Karen,
    Janet and I were saddened to learn about Gary’s death. Please accept our condolences for your loss.
    We will always remember Gary for his keen wit and sense of humour, the timing of which could lift the mood of many of our past family social gatherings.
    May you find comfort in the many cherished memories of a good life shared with him. You are in our thoughts.
    Rest in peace, Gary.
    Much love,
    Janet and John

  • Greg & Debby Benton says:

    Gary will ever be remembered for his charming wit and goodness. Our prayers are with dearest Karen. It has been such a long journey. May Gary be embraced by the love and light of Christ in the heavenly kingdom. With love, Geggs and Deb.

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