DARLING, Gary Hilliard (Gary was a lifetime resident of Warsaw, Ontario and a retired employee of Carl Oake Realty. He was also a scout and manager in the National Hockey League, and a former Peterborough Pete). Gary passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday December 25, 2008 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Marian Towns. Beloved father of Wendy and her husband Bryan Powers, Alyson and her husband Scott Stewart, Grant Darling and his wife Laurie, step-father of Shannon and her husband Scott Ferrier and Steven Selkirk. Dear grandfather of Selena and Tyler Powers, Alyssa and Sam Stewart, Hannah, Thomas and William Darling, Erin, Lilly and Alex Ferrier. Gary will be sadly missed by his sister Marlene Popp-Fowler and her husband Ken and his brother Doug Evans and his wife May. Uncle of Lori Linehan, Lynn Brennan, and Peter Popp. Son-in-law of Mary Towns. Pre-deceased by his parents Della and Hilliard Darling and his brother-in-law Paul Popp. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 28th and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday, December 29th at Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Boulevard, Peterborough. A funeral service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held from the church on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences to the family, directions to the church and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Laura Gainey Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at (705) 742-1875.
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