Garry Vernon Sutton
Visitation 2 hours prior to service (Monday March 25, 2024 from 12-2 PM)
A Celebration of Garry's life will be held at the South Kinloss Presbyterian Church, Lucknow on Monday March 25, 2024 at 2 PM with visitation 2 hours prior.

South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow
In Memory of
Garry Vernon Sutton
February 11th, 1946 - March 20th, 2024

Place of Death

Wingham & District Hospital


Garry Vernon Sutton, of Lucknow, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday March 20, 2024 at the age of 78.  He was born on February 11, 1946, son of the late Pearl (Grover) and Lyman Sutton.  Beloved husband of Donna Sutton (Forster) and greatly missed by sons Russell (Danielle) Sutton of Lucknow and Joel (Kelly) Sutton of Wingham and grandchildren Kyle (Alyssa), Kennedy (Cody), Korey (Sadie), Harley, Tyra, Haven and Jaren.  Also survived by siblings Bud Sutton of Peace River, AB, Jean (Alan) Gilmore of Ottawa and John (Deb) Sutton of Teeswater and several nieces and nephews.   Brother-in-law of Wilma Sutton of Ripley, Nancy (Gerald) Murray of Holyrood, Ross (Helen) Forster of Point Clark, Tom (Nancy) Forster of Lambeth and Faye (Fernando) DeMelo of Ilderton. Predeceased by daughter Janelle and siblings Cecil Sutton, Joan (Charles) Murray, Ruth (Jan) Bruinooge and Charles Sutton. 

A celebration of Garry’s life will be held at the South Kinloss Presbyterian Church, Lucknow on Monday March 25, 2024 at 2 PM with visitation 2 hours prior (12-2 PM).  Spring interment South Kinloss Cemetery.  


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Message from JUDITH J. GROVER2024-07-03 16:32:53
Shocked and saddened to read this news. Reading the condolences can't help but make me think of my father, Earl Grover, of Highbury Avenue in London. As always, so sorry I never got to see more of you before this sad time. Thoughts are with you and old memories come flooding back.
Message from Al Rose2024-04-03 10:42:26
Garry was such a wonderful man, always so kind and helpful. I always loved chatting with Garry about hockey and handyman stuff. He was your friend for life as soon as you met him and his work ethic was second to none. Deepest condolences to the entire family.
Message from Annette and Leroy Drennan2024-04-01 12:30:44
Our sincere condolences to all of Gary’s family.
Message from Deanna Reavie2024-03-31 17:21:03
My deepest condolences, Donna, Russel, Joel and family on the passing of Gary. May fond memories comfort you during this difficult time.
Message from Don and Judy Clark2024-03-27 08:30:47
Sending our sympathy to John,Deb, Dan and the Sutton family.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Message from Marie gear2024-03-26 08:55:53
I was sorry to hear of the death of Garry. My sympathy to you Donna and your family. Marie Gear
Message from Ruth Buchmeier2024-03-25 22:56:58
My deepest sympathies. Garry was a wonderful man , I am sorry for your loss and send love and prayers.
Message from Ian n Kathy hackett 2024-03-25 21:54:58
To Donna Russel n Joel Garry is so still alive in you boys and the lucknow community !! Ian n Kathy hackett
Message from Jim and Dianne Humphrey2024-03-25 18:42:28
Donna, Russell, Joel and families. Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to everyone on the passing of Garry. Thinking of you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Hugs
Message from Shane Petteplace2024-03-25 12:30:24
Donna, Russ, Joel and Family. Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to your family on the passing of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Shane, Lisa, Reed & Grady Petteplace
Message from Tanya Patterson & Steven DeJong2024-03-25 12:10:06
Donna, Russell, Joel & families. So sorry to hear of Garry's passing. Our sincere sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Message from Mary Ann Chadwick2024-03-25 08:59:35
Dear Donna and family Sending sincere condolences for your loss..cherish your memories. Stan & Mary Ann Chadwick
Message from Joan Livingston2024-03-24 23:18:40
Donna, I’m so sorry to hear about Garry. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs ❤️
Message from Ruth Lyon2024-03-24 21:23:23
Donna and Family- a tough time for you folk-my deepest condolences. Ruth
Message from Bernice Glenn2024-03-24 17:40:07
My deepest sympathy Donna, Russell, Joel and extended family. Cherish your memories.
Message from Gordon and Hazel Lane. Cottage#130 Bruce Beach2024-03-24 16:44:32
We were so sorry to learn about the recent loss of Gary.Our cottage has been in our family since 1936 and Gary was always there to support us in any problem.As well as your loss he will be greatly missed by many cottages. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Message from Dale and Terry Taylor2024-03-24 14:53:00
Donna, Russell,Joel and family…We are saddened to learn of Garry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to each of you. Hold your happy memories close.
Message from Boersma Family2024-03-24 11:57:15
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Message from Danielle and Chris Selby 2024-03-24 05:44:26
Our condolences to the intire family fond memories of Garry come to mind over the years of knowing him may he rest easy thinking of you all.
Message from Betty Johnson2024-03-23 22:02:36
Donna and family My deepest sympathy to you. Blessings Betty Johnson
Message from Sam Palmer2024-03-23 17:31:41
Sorry for your loss
Message from Betty Johnson2024-03-23 13:52:17
Donna and family My deepest sympathy to you. Blessings Betty Johnson
Message from Aileen Brebner2024-03-23 13:47:29
My deepest sympathy.
Message from Brenda Cook2024-03-23 13:34:37
Donna and family Thinking of you during this sad time
Message from Ron and Marian Lane2024-03-23 13:28:19
Our condolences to the Sutton family on the passing of Garry. We looked forward to the visits with him at our Bruce Beach cottage each summer.
Message from Steve and Joan Chamney2024-03-23 11:51:39
Sending sincere sympathies to Donna Russell, Joel, and families… Garry was a great guy, well known and liked by so many. May it give you peace to think that he and Janelle have already pulled out their lawn chairs to keep an eye on everyone and the comings and goings of our community Rest in peace Garry.
Message from KEN MAC DONALD 2024-03-23 10:38:48
MY condolences to the Sutton family in your loss
Message from Bryan and Vana Gammie2024-03-23 09:38:54
Donna, Russ, Joel and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Cherish all those wonderful memories made over the years.
Message from Hugh and Wesley Sargant2024-03-23 09:28:54
Garry will be remembered by our family as long as the waves lap the shores of Bruce Beach. He, with the help of Joel, restored our 100 year old cottage and made it sound for the next. We will miss his weekly visits, and every time we open and close without him- will reflect on what a great friend he is. Rest in well deserved peace Garry!
Message from Susan Olson2024-03-23 09:08:42
My sincere condolences to the Sutton family.
Message from Mary beattie2024-03-23 08:22:58
We read with such sadness of Gary's passing. Gary was such a kind and generous gentleman. There was no project that he couldn't complete for us at Cottage 65. My heart goes out to all his family,so sorry for your loss.
Message from hank den boer2024-03-23 08:12:02
Donna Russell and Joel sorry to hear of Garry passing away Always will remember the years we spend and the friendship from the butchershop days. We will keep him in our prayers Hank and Alice AND FAMILY
Message from Peter Chisholm2024-03-23 01:16:25
Donna and family, sincere condolences to you on Gary’s passing. Pete
Message from don and Mary Anne MacDonald2024-03-22 22:21:14
Dear Donna and families, so sorry to hear of Garrys passing..
Message from Murray and Patricia Hunter2024-03-22 21:44:20
Donna, Russell, Joel, We extend our sympathy to you and your families on the death of Garry. We are thinking of you. Murray and Patricia Hunter
Message from Cathy Skinn2024-03-22 20:21:38
Donna, Russell and Joel Our sincere condolences to you and all of your family. Brian & Cathy Skinn Josephine Landon
Message from Merlene and Roxy Bergman2024-03-22 19:56:50
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Donna and family!
Message from Cathy Skinn2024-03-22 19:39:19
Donna, Russell and Joel Our sincere condolences to you and all of your family. Brian & Cathy Skinn Josephine Landon
Message from Greta MacDonald & Stevan Gottlieb (154 BB)2024-03-22 17:29:08
Dear Donna, Joel, Russell and families - We were saddened to hear of Garry’s death. He will be sorely missed by us and many others of the Bruce Beach Community. We will miss chatting alongside the back road as he would frequently stop to talk if he saw us walking there. Also, we had some conversations mid way through a lawn mowing when he would turn off the mower and ask about our family and was always interested. Garry knew how much I loved raspberries and strawberries and I was always excited when he would bring us locally, fresh picked fruit. When we arrived for the summer from the States he would always make sure our grass was mowed and our gutters cleaned which made the moving in less hectic. Over the years, Stevan appreciated what he learned from Garry who would freely advise him on building or maintenance projects that Stevan would undertake. In our hearts, Garry will always be remembered as a fine and generous man that we could call our friend. You all remain in our prayers as you lean on each other as you mourn your great loss. We pray for your comfort in your many special memories.
Message from Mary Cassidy2024-03-22 15:02:47
Donn: Donna: Thinking of you and your family! So sorry to hear of Garry’s death. Hope your good memories will keep you going! Love and blessings, Mary
Message from Shirley Gunter2024-03-22 14:55:50
Donna and family. Sorry to hear about Gary. My thoughts are with you. Shirley Gunter
Message from Tom Andrew 2024-03-22 14:19:25
-- so sorry Donna to you and your family. Always great memories playing hockey with Gary and working with him selling his meat products when we had the store.
Message from Steve and Lynne Mann2024-03-22 13:43:11
We are sending our sincere sympathy Donna, Russ, Joel and families. Wishing you peace as you celebrate Garry's life.
Message from Don&Lynn Brooks2024-03-22 13:21:11
Donna,Russel ,Joel and family So sorry to hear of Garry,s passing.I got to know Garry well when he was running the store for Lucknow Farm Supply He was a great salesman going out of his way to help a customer out and jumping in a truck to pick up a load of feed for me when I could not keep up . Donnie
Message from Bonnie Flett2024-03-22 13:06:01
My deepest sympathy Donna ,Russ, Joel and families!
Message from Suzanne and Bill Andrew 2024-03-22 12:45:47
Thinking of you, Donna, and all of your family. Sending sincere condolences on losing Garry. Bill and Suzanne
Message from Ann and Don Thompson2024-03-22 11:42:01
Joel and family: Sorry to hear of Garry,s passing. He will be greatly missed at Bruce Beach.
Message from Ruth Ann Scott2024-03-22 11:25:25
Sincere condolences Donna and families on Garry’s passing. Thinking of you all. The memories are forever!
Message from Kenneth Taylor (60 Bruce Beach)2024-03-22 11:19:47
I am sad to hear that Gary has passed. For so many years he has been the 'go-to' guy at Bruce Beach for all sorts of maintenance, rebuilding and renewal needs and challenges of the cottagers. When he needed help for the bigger jobs, he had the contacts to obtain that additional support or equipment. Even in recent years, when he has reduced his workload, it was a pleasure to see him drive up in his truck with a smile, and stop for a chat. I will miss him, and I know his family and community also will strongly feel his absence.
Message from Rob & Donna Middelkamp2024-03-22 11:19:11
Our Deepest Sympathy to Donna,Russell and Joel and families on the passing of Gary he was very kind man and always had time for a chat . Sending hugs to you all . RIP GARY !!! You will be missed . We will keep you all in our thoughts ,
Message from Joanne and Rod McDonagh 2024-03-22 10:47:25
Donna, Russ and Joel, please accept our sympathies on Garry’s passing. I first met him at the butcher shop. Will miss not seeing him out in front of the house when driving by. Always good to talk to.
Message from Kathleen Leddy Baird2024-03-22 10:17:42
Donna and family My condolences Kathleen Baird
Message from Hammer and Sandy MacLeod2024-03-22 10:16:27
Our deepest sympathies, Donna, Russell, Joel, and the Sutton and Forster Families, on Gary's passing. So sorry for your loss.
Message from Roger and Walli Crysler2024-03-22 08:41:58
We truly missed seeing Garry at Bruce Beach. He was beyond generous with his time and always offered to help. Our condolences to Donna and the Sutton family.
Message from Cal and Susan Neely2024-03-22 08:15:56
Dear Donna and family We were devastated to read of Garry’s passing and send you our deepest condolences. He was an incredible man whose motto was to always help others. We had to call him so many times for help for something at our Bruce Beach cottage and not once did he not come right away. He had such a generous heart and will be missed greatly. May your happy memories bring joy back into your hearts.
Message from Tara Zawacki2024-03-22 07:56:41
Garry was a huge help getting us established in our cottage at Bruce beach. He was such a thoughtful and kind person . We will miss seeing him on the back road . Our condolences go out to his family
Message from Barb Pletch2024-03-21 22:46:10
Donna & family, our condolence to you for passing of Garry. Hugs to all. Barb & Kevin
Message from Elizabeth Wall2024-03-21 21:50:34
Condolences to all the family at this difficult time. His sister Jean was in my high school class.
Message from Paul and Sherry Cronin 2024-03-21 19:49:08
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with the entire Sutton Family.
Message from Shirley Colwell2024-03-21 19:41:27
So sorry to hear about Gary, Donna. My Sympathy to you, Russ, Joel & families. So appreciated Gary, the handyman, coming to my rescue many times!
Message from Mark Becker2024-03-21 19:36:25
Donna, Russell, Joel, and families I am so sorry to hear about Garry. Please accept my sincere condolences to the entire Sutton family and know that each and every one of you are in my thoughts at this very sad time.
Message from Paul & Andrea2024-03-21 19:35:47
Sending our condolences to the Sutton snd Forester families on the passing of Gary!
Message from Rick and Trudy Hill2024-03-21 18:50:29
So sorry to hear of Garry ‘s passing Donna and family. We are thinking of you.
Message from Bob and Sherri Humphrey2024-03-21 18:44:22
Thoughts and Prayers For All
Message from Brad & Sharon Petteplace2024-03-21 17:51:30
Our sincere condolences to the Sutton family in your loss.
Message from Grant & Kim Phillips2024-03-21 17:20:08
Sending sympathy and prayers and hugs to Donna, Russ,Joel and their families. Garry was a great man. Friendly and helpful. He will be missed by many. Cherish your memories
Message from Debbie Hiusser2024-03-21 16:58:07
My Deepest Sympathy to Donna & Family
Message from Doug and Brenda Tiffin2024-03-21 16:52:29
Kelly,Joel and all the Sutton families. We would like to offer our condolences on the passing of Garry. Doug and Brenda Tiffin
Message from Audrey and Ken Hewitt2024-03-21 15:40:43
So sorry for the passing of Garry. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Message from Joan and John pollard2024-03-21 15:19:07
Donna and family ,,our deepest sympathy on Garry’s passing,,so sorry we are still away but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time
Message from David & Jackie Brisbin2024-03-21 15:14:55
I was proud to call Garry my friend and will really miss him. It will seem strange not seeing him stop by the cottage to visit or bring strawberries, vegetables or baked goods - some even made by himself. He was a generous, kind man who did a lot of work for Jackie and I and we will never forget him. Rest in peace Garry.
Message from J.A Porter Holdings Ltd2024-03-21 14:25:19
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Garry, He was a loyal customer for many years and always had a smile on his face. Our deepest condolences to all of his family. Glenn, Duane, Steven and Jeff Porter J.A Porter Holding Staff
Message from Pat and Aubrey Weir2024-03-21 13:58:56
Sincere Condolences to Donna and Garry’s whole family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Pat and Aubrey Weir