On August 6, 2022, we lost the patriarch of our family Gary Woods after a lengthy & courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born in Stettler on December 14, 1950, to Leo and Marion Woods. He was the youngest of four children, having two older brothers and one older sister.
He attended school in Big Valley and finished his schooling in Stettler.
On December 4, 1971, he married Norma Duncan and to this union four children were born, Derek (1974), Blaine (1975), Kim (1978) and Krysta (1979).
Gary had a lifelong career in the oilfield making many friends along the way. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking and spending time with his family. The greatest joy in Gary’s life was his four children and eight grandchildren. He once said - how did those eight come so perfect! (only in Pa’s eyes)
Gary leaves to our his loss, Gary is lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty years Norma; children: Derek (Nicole) Woods and their children Spencer and Madison, Blaine (Tracey) Woods and their sons Clayton, Scott and Brodie (Sydney), Kim Woods and her son Jordan, Krysta (Dale) Osetsky and their sons Gibson and Deacon; sister Mary Rindal and brother Ken Woods; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law; other family and a host of many friends far and wide.
Gary was predeceased by his mother and father Marion and Leo Woods; brother Ted Woods; brother-in-law Ray Rindal and granddaughter Kate Woods.
Memorial contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the Coronation Hospital Foundation designated to the Home Away From Home Rooms, Mail Bag 500, Coronation, AB T0C 1C0.
A celebration of Gary’s life took place on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in the Coronation Community Hall, Coronation, Alberta with Pastor Clayton Grice officiating. The interment will follow at a later date in the Coronation Cemetery.