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Robert Garry Vince (1936 – 2023)



The mountains were calling. Surrounded by his family, we said goodbye to Robert “Garry” Vince (RG) on June 29th, 2023 in Creston, BC. The legend has moved on to the happy hunting grounds, he passed on as he had lived, leading the way. We were grateful to be all together and appreciate family and friends that are supporting us through this life transition.

Garry is survived by his wife Sandra Vince, daughter Sherre Watson (Doren Watson), son Tom Vince, daughters Karrilyn Vince (Griff Peet) and Jolene Nellis (Mark Nellis). As well as 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren who have experiences and fond memories of time spent with grandpa.

Garry/RG was born in Dawson Creek, BC in 1936 and was born with an adventurous spirit, a fierce independence, humour and a love of the mountains. Garry is predeceased by his father Edward Vince, mother Lucy Vince, sister Winona Bullen and brother Milton Vince. 

Garry’s influence in Northeast BC and hunting is wide and diverse with an extended network of family and friends that became family over the years. While RG will be greatly missed, anyone who met and spent time with him has cherished stories, either stories that RG shared (often colourful) or stories of lessons that he shared. Garry was a pilot, a guide, an entrepreneur a conservationist, outlaw, husband, dad, grandparent and most of all a man of the north.

A memorial service to be determined. In leu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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