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Garry Bickes 1943-2023

From Hemmingford, on July 18, 2023 at the age of 80 years, passed away Garry Bickes beloved husband to late Mrs. Jean Seymour. He also leaves to mourn his sons Glenn, Kevin (Christine), his grandchildren Michael, Bianca, great-grandchildren Nathan, Arielle, his sister Judy (Stan), his brothers-in-laws and his sister-in-law Robert, Francis, Richard, Allen, Linda, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The family will receive the condolences at :
Serre & Finnegan
514 ave Champlain
Hemmingford, J0L1H0
450-246-3988 | 1-800-263-3074

Visiting hours Monday July 24 2023, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday July 25 2023, from 9 a.m to 10:30 followed by the service at 11 a.m St-Romain church in Hemmingford.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Hemmingford Archives foundation will be appreciated.

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To the Bickes family,

I have known Garry for over 65 years as we both attended Mooers Central School. He was a true friend. I have shared meals at Garry’s parents house – I last saw Garry and his wife in 2010 at my 50th anniversary of my graduation in Rouses Point N.Y.
He will be missed. He and Jean were very good people.
My sincere condolences to all family members.

Leonard Laplante, Repentigny, Qc.

Leonard Laplante

Que la paix soit avec vous

Garry was my boss for several years, I will always remember him as being a hard person but a fair one. He protected me on the job and i always will remember him.

Yves Brouillette

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all my sympathies to the family, Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time


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Garry was always cheerful and always had time to stop and chat. We bought honey from Garry and always looked forward to fall when my Mom would buy 4 4lb tins of honey, and we’d get a square of combed honey as a treat. I also carpooled with Garry from Hemmingford to Montreal, for almost 13 years….he was a great driver and storyteller. My sincere sympathies to Glenn and Kevin and your families, and to Judy and your family.

Sally Kyle

Sally Kyle

May peace be with you

Sympathy to family and friends. Gary will be missed.

Donalda Edgerton Yull

May peace be with you

When I was a teenager in the mid-70s, Garry started calling for teen and family square dance clubs in Hemmingford and Lacolle (where I’m from). Our clubs used to visit each other and we kids all made friends through the activity, and many of us have stayed in touch over the years. God bless him for starting those clubs, and introducing us to a worldwide activity that grew exponentially over the years and around the world. I remember his sons Glenn and Kevin, and express my sympathy to them. He brought Jeannie to my father’s funeral in January 2016, and I appreciated that so much. I hadn’t seen him in years. May the angels receive him with open arms, and may he rest in peace. Condolences from Karen Tripp (nee Van Vliet)

Karen Tripp

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Kevin, we have been just informed of Garry passing. We all know that one day life stops for each one of us. Just a few words although sincere, will not change this sad event. Nevertheless, we are offering our deepest compassion to all of your family.
We share your grief but can not find words to express completely.

In friendship.
Michel Fortin & Ginette Bière

Michel Fortin

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He was a good loving man! We only meet people like him a couple of times in a lifetime! I’m happy he was a important part of my kids life’s. Rest in peace Gary, return to your wife and take care of all your family from up there!

Daniel Pilote

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So sorry to hear, he was a great man of many words! And tons of wisdom!
Always had great stories and something to talk about.. my deepest condolences to the family and all who knew and had the chance to get to know him!

Art Kircoff

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My condolences to the family. I(Markene) was part if Garry’s carpool for eight months, yeats ago. That’s how I learned to appreciate country music. I could prime him with a question after getting off Champlain Bridge and he could keep the conversation going for the ride home. I also participated in the square dance lessons he had when I was a teenager. He was a very talented man and will be missed.

Marlene Campbell and Jim Kyle and family

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I remember the fun times square dancing with him. He opened a new door of fun that got us to travel and meet new people and enjoy life.
I also visited with him when he came out west and saw Edith in Mission, BC.. I shared red wine with him and Jeannie. Good memories of them both and of the two boys Kevin and Glen in the early days. I send peaceful thoughts to you at this time.

K. Scott Van Vliet

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My sympathies to the family. I have very fond memories of Garry from my youth. He always made me laugh and loved to tease me. I will always remember him calling me “blondie”. He was a wonderful person.
Love and hugs to you all

Heather Mackenzie

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Toute nos sympathie

Carole Louis senecal

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Condolences to the family. To a good person who volunteered for others.

Brian Goodfellow

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Kevin, Kristine and love ones. My sincere condolences. May you find peace in these trying times.

Adrien Doucette

Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief

Garry was a whirlwind of activity volunteering for several organizations including Hemmingford Archives as Treasurer and many other areas of the organization. We will really miss him!

Myrna Paquette

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Kevin, Christine, and to your family,
My condolences to all of you. If you recall, the last time I was at Giggz, Gary was there, and we talked at length, mostly about his US travels, and travel, a subject that is dear to me. I was surprised and saddened to learn about his passing. My thoughts are with you. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and chat with him.

Jim Prophet

Jim Prophet