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January 6, 1939 - June 9, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Following a lengthy battle with COPD, Gary William Llewellyn Croft of Creston B.C., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
Gary had a love of gardening at a young age. He opened Osprey Nurseries Garden Ctr in Ontario which grew to 3 locations. He later moved to B.C. and worked at Fording River Mine. Soon after Gary met Nel.
He then retired from the mine. They enjoyed camping in their RV, especially their favourite place Christina Lake. When not camping, Gary & Nel loved tending to their gardens & the many beautiful flowers surrounding their home. Friday afternoon coffee gathering with friends was always a highlight of the week.
He will be remembered by his loving wife Nel of 33 years; children Joe-Anne (Steve) Watson, Shane (Diane) Croft, Tammy (Derek) Swan, Brad (Sandy) Croft, Laura Croft, and Jimmy Russell. Brothers Bill (Janice) Croft & Jim (Sharon) Croft, Sister Susie Green. 11 Grandchildren, 13 Great-grandchildren & Nel's children Brenda (Rod) LeClaire; Len Douma; and 4 grandchildren
Gary was predeceased by his parents Gerald & Jean Croft; infant son Gary; brother-in-law Wayne.
A private service will be held at this time. Gary will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Home Support Team; Creston Valley Hospital Doctors & Nurses; Pastor Tom Greentree, Covenant Church; Jason Meidl, Creston Valley Funeral Services.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be sent to: BC Lung Foundation 2675 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2