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In Loving Memory Of

Garry Wendland


The family of Garry Wendland sadly announces his passing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Spirit River at the age of 76 years.

Garry was born in Grande Prairie on August 26, 1939 to George and Anne Wendland. He grew up and went to school in Peoria. He was always involved with horses and rodeo, and was a familiar face at the Teepee Creek Rodeos.

In 1962, Garry married Barbara Connell and they had 3 sons: Blayne, Wyatt and Marty. They moved to their ranch on the banks of the Smoky River where they raised cattle and horses.

Garry and Barbara separated and he moved to Edmonton to work at the racetrack. It was at the track that he met Pearl Winkel who became his companion for the rest of his life.

Garry was stricken with cancer 9 years ago, but he lived his life fully, right up until the last few months.

He leaves to mourn Pearl, his 3 sons and their families, 2 step-children, 8 grandchildren, as well as 3 sisters and their families.

Garry was predeceased by his mother and father George and Anne, and his sister Betty.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 1:00pm at COCO Hall in Wanham.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

In Loving Memory of

Garry Wendland


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Funeral Service
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 PM
Wanham, Alberta
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