Gary James Struckett


Died: February 18, 2021
Place: Victoria Hospital, London

Susannah Joyce
(Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

I remember Gary from Lynne and Jeff's parties and from various years at Home County. HIs capacity for fun and how much he loved his family are qualities that come to mind right away and I am learning more now about his many gifts and how much he will be missed by so many. Sending loving thoughts to all!

Carrie and Ed Meiklejohn
(Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

Sending our sincere condolances to all your family. ??

Deborah Mates
(Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

Dear Heather and family: So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Sending you love and strength along with fond memories of our family reunions over the years. I’m sure Uncle Jim, Stew and Shirley, John, Fred and Scotty, Joan and Stan, Grace, cousin Bill, and Dorothy and Len are all taking care of him and watching over you all.
With love,
Deborah, Mandy, and Chelsea Mates (Chadwick)

(Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

I, along with all of Gary's friends and dance friends in London, St. Croix, Pinewoods Camp, and Ann Arbor will miss Gary's presence, his smile, his energy, and his infectious enjoyment of the moment. When we are able to dance again, there will be sadness in our hearts. Love to Heather and his cherished family.

Pat and Don Little
(Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

Pat and Don Little has made a donation to London Food Bank on behalf of Gary James Struckett.

Marty Wilson
(Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

Dear Heather,
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's death. You're blessed to have had 47 years of life with him - and to have an abundance of loving family and friends.
I hope that the many happy memories of your life together will help you get through these next troubling months. (It's not fun getting used to sleeping alone.)
With love and condolences,
Marty Wilson

Teague Neal
(Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

I look back to all the happy times I came along with my family to Gary and Heather's home on Meadowlily, met by Gary's smiling face offering comfort food, upbeat conversation, a card game, a hot tub soak, a spare room to spend the night, and with one of their daughters soon on the phone or coming through the door (later grandchildren too). One of the family dogs followed Gary around as he was keeper of treats. Gary was generous with everyone, and I always felt welcome. I will miss seeing Gary at Home County Folk Festival, lounging on his chair enjoying the music, or scooping up one of his grand-kiddies for some fun respite or playtime. During the pandemic I often stay at my parents' place sleeping in a room that Gary built.
He will be greatly missed by our whole family. Teague Neal

Stuart & Eileen Kernohan
(Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

Stuart & Eileen Kernohan has made a donation to St. Joseph's Hospice on behalf of Gary James Struckett.

Dave and Jane Hadden
(Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.- Dave & Jane Hadden

Tara Pollard (née Corston)
(Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

My condolences to Gary’s family & friends. He was my grade 3 teacher in the 80’s and I have great memories of him being an enthusiastic teacher who got the whole school into recycling! 40 years later and I still think of him when trying to pack waste-free lunches for my own kids. The world is truly a better place for him having been in it. May he Rest In Peace knowing he made a difference!

Steve and Barb Hayward
(Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

Dear Heather and family, we were so sorry to hear the news of cousin Gary’s passing. We at times lived together as children, grew and played together and our families are fortunate to have shared so many great memories together. As life takes us in many directions we always found time to share family fun at weddings, the 3M picnics and Ipperwash Beach. As you have for our families, it is obvious from the condolences you have positively affected many lives. We have only great memories of you, and we will think of those memories always....god bless.

Jane, Steve, & Amanda Gow
(Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

Our deepest sympathy to the Struckett family. Gary was a talented, kind, & gentle teacher. He taught our daughter Amanda in the 80's at Brick Street. He helped increase her reading skills tremendously in 3 months. He always had a smile and great sense of humor. Like the time at a fun fair he left a rubber snake in the microwave for me to find! Our family have thought of him fondly over the years
RIP Gary.

Jane and Elgin Frank
(Thursday, February 25, 2021)

The entire Frank family is saddened by this news. Our hearts go out to your family. Gary had an impact on all he met. An integral part of our family life for years has gone but left us better for knowing him

Lynda Windsor
(Thursday, February 25, 2021)

My condolences to all the family of Gary. He was so loved by all of you...Be strong and God Bless you all.

Robert Macrae
(Friday, February 26, 2021)

I remember Gary from Camp Belwood in the 1970s when he was an experienced senior counsellor and I was an inexperienced counsellor-in-training. I haven't seen Gary since then, but when advised of his passing, I visited the online obit, saw his picture, and in particular the elfin grin. Instantly, my mind was flooded with happy memories - flashbacks of a Puck-like character with a big big heart. "No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles do not reprehend." with love and sympathy to Gary's family and friends for all the joy and happiness Gary shared with us all.

Dolores MacKinnon
(Friday, February 26, 2021)

Dear Joan and family,
I was so very sorry to read of Gary's passing. I enjoyed meeting him when we were playing cards. My deepest condolences to you Joan and your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Don Neal and Alix Stevenson
(Saturday, February 27, 2021)

Don Neal and Alix Stevenson has made a donation to A Book for Every Child on behalf of Gary James Struckett.

Maureen Denny
(Monday, March 1, 2021)

I was so very sorry to hear this sad news. I grew up with Gary (and Gail) when there were few houses in our part of Fairmont subdivision. I have many fond memories of those childhood days and certainly of Gary as a fun-loving and kind boy. My heartfelt condolences to all of Gary's family. Maureen (Plumb) Denny

Dr. and Mrs. David Pressey
(Saturday, March 20, 2021)

Dr. and Mrs. David Pressey has made a donation to London Food Bank on behalf of Gary James Struckett.