With heavy hearts, the Huber family of Estevan regretfully announces the passing of Garry Dale James Huber on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Garry passed away peacefully after a long and brave struggle with a chronic, long-term lung condition. Garry was born April 1, 1951 in Cupar, Saskatchewan and was the youngest of five siblings. After attending school in Dysart, Garry moved to Regina in 1969 and started work as a mechanic for Co-op. Through his sister, Garry met the love of his life Judy Gustafson, whom he married two years later on June 19, 1971. The happy couple had two children, Corey and Terri, while in Regina. In 1979, the family moved to Estevan to start a new chapter of their lives together. Garry started work that year at Badge Service Rigs. Later, he continued his long career in the oilfield, first at Nowsco, then at his brother’s company, Roger Service Rig. After retiring, Garry and Judy got to spend more time together doing what they loved most – camping, golfing and above all, spending time with family and friends. Garry loved his travel trailer and life in his second home of Noonan, North Dakota. He also enjoyed spending time detailing his vehicles and watching his beloved WWE wrestling on television every Monday night.
Garry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy (nee Gustafson), their son Corey (Lane), their daughter (Terri) and grand-daughter Paige. Left with beautiful memories of Garry are his siblings Herb, Johnny (Leona), Roger (Shirley) and Judy (George), his sister-in-law Sharon Hoff (Ken) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Garry was pre-deceased by his parents John K. and Susan Huber, sister-in-law Irene Huber and son-in-law Scott Erickson.
A Celebration of Life was held in Garry’s honour on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Church, Estevan, SK at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jason Richards presiding. Lunch followed the service in the church auditorium.
Honorary pallbearers at the service were Garry’s longtime friends Randy Fornwald, Dale Gyorfi, Lionel Bender, Norm Fichter, Brian Burkholder and Barry Onley.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Estevan Humane Society Inc., Box 1095, Estevan, SK S4A 2H7.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
The family sincerely thanks everyone who has reached out with acts of kindness at our time of loss.