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Garry Nicholas Wayne Podovinnikoff was born on August 4, 1949, in Kamsack, SK. He passed away peacefully at his home on April 13, 2023, at the age of 73 years.
Garry’s biggest accomplishment was his family. He was a loving husband to Janie, for what would have been 50 years on June 16th of this year. He always wanted children and considered himself lucky to have three – Regan, Rylan, and Sheena. His children viewed their dad as a kind and wonderful father and grandfather, their own personal coach and cheerleader, and their biggest supporter, even in adulthood. He was always there for them through their ups and downs. He taught them to enjoy every moment life offers, to be kind, and to give it their all in everything they did. He did the same as a loving and engaged grandfather, traveling to visit and watch his grandchildren grow, and enjoying summers with them at the lake.
Garry was an extremely hard worker throughout his whole life. After graduating from Kamsack High School, he went on to farming, and then started his own trucking company with Janie. He enjoyed his retirement at Madge Lake where you could find him sitting back in his chair looking at the pond, hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, and golfing with friends and family. He and Janie also loved their winters in Arizona where he learned to play tennis and enjoyed time with old friends and many new ones as well.
As with everything in his life, Garry managed his illness with strength and grace, spending as much time with his loved ones as possible. During his final time, he was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren whom he adored more than anything in the world.
Garry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Janie Podovinnikoff; his daughter Regan (John) McKenna and grandson Henry; his son Rylan (Tammy) Podovinnikoff and granddaughters Claire and Lily; and daughter Sheena (Graeme) Summers and grandchildren Ryden and Baya.