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Gary Vance Kersey

In Loving Memory


March 14, 1937 - May 31, 2016

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Obituary Announcement

Kersey, Gary Vance

With his family by his side and with great sadness, we mourn the passing of Gary, aged 79, on Tuesday May 31st, 2016 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Gale (Matthews) (Cullis) for 51 years.  Loving father of James Cullis and his wife Cynthia, Gregory Kersey and his partner Cheryl Livingston, Matthew Kersey and his partner Rachel Oelhafen.  Cherished Grandpa of Rhiannon, Michael, Dylan, Samuel, Sarah, Laura, Garrett, Jillian, and Danica and Great-grandpa of Emily, Brandon, Rachel, Alexander, Abby, Oliver, Colin, Isabella, Isabelle and Mason. He will be fondly remembered by his brother Ralph, his son-in-law Zbigniew Filip, and his sister-in-law Dorothy Hyde.  Predeceased by his parents, Edna and Vance Kersey, son Ted Cullis (2010), his daughter Debra Cullis Filip (2012), his sister-in-law June Lavers and his brother-in-law John Hyde.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Gary was a committed member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, where he served on Session and Board of Managers.  He loved sports and over the years played in baseball, golf, bowling and pool leagues. Our heartfelt gratitude for the loving support of the Rev. Barry Van Dusen, our church family at St. Giles, and our friends and neighbours.  The dedicated care of Dr. Kim and the nursing staff of 4th floor and Palliative care at Bluewater Health. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment was held on Friday, June 3rd.  Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Gary’s Guestbook” at  If desired, donations to St. Giles Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street, Sarnia.    



No Public Visitation


Friday June 3, 2016

Private Family Graveside Service

11 am



Lakeview Cemetery


St Giles Presbyterian Church

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David & Linda Davidson


Message For The Family.

Dear Gale and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gary , we always enjoyed his company , he will be sadly missed by so many family and friends , please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you Gale and all those that loved and admired Gary .

Tom Rodger

Message For The Family.

Dear Gail and family: Deepest sympathy on reading about Gary's death. He was a fine gentle man whose warm and welcoming smile touched many lives.

Peggy Kinsman

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Dear Gale, so sad to hear of Gary's death and pray that you find peace and comfort through a wonderful community of friends and friends. I know your memories of the journey you shared will also comfort you. Gary was a precious friend to my Dad. He went out of his way to include Dad in work around the church when Dad was losing the ability to do such things. Dad and Mum always treasured their friendship with you. Thank you for being such good friends. May you feel God's warm and comforting arms holding you. With deepest sympathy and love, Peggy

Bill Guerin


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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless, Bill & Joyce Guerin

Ken & Mari Jane Buchser

Message For The Family.

Dear Gale and Family; We are very sorry to learn of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

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