Gary Carl Goldstein

Passed away peacefully on July 14, 2003 at Palliative Care Unit Peace Arch Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born in New York City on Sept. 12, 1951. He was predeceased by his father, Murray and mother, Theodora. Gary is survived by his loving wife Dorothy and children Jessica and David. Also leaving to mourn, sisters Phyllis (Allan) Sagle and Helane (Ronald) Zeiger of Berkeley, Ca., niece Mimi Zeiger of Berkeley and nephew Ted Zeiger of Denver, Co., as well as brother-in-law Arthur (Barbara) Benvenuto of New Jersey, father-in-law Timothy Murphy of Colliers, Nfld., sister-in-law Mary (Jim) Thorn of Surrey, B.C. and many more inlaws and their families in Nfld. and New York. Gary grew up in California and moved to Toronto at the age of fifteen. In his early twenties he worked with Frontier College and Cominco Mines in Pine Point, NWT. It was there that Gary developed an interest in flying and obtained a private pilot’s license. After leaving NWT, he moved to B.C. where he obtained a power engineering ticket. He worked for a few years at Crofton Pulp Mill and met Dorothy in Duncan. He subsequently took a job at a mill startup in Iran. He and Dorothy spent an adventuresome 8 months there. On return they settled in White Rock. Gary has most recently been a long term employee of Shell Canada at Burnaby and will be greatly missed by his colleagues. In recent years Gary developed an interest in writing and contributed articles to the Vancouver Sun. He enjoyed many hours walking the beach with his faithful and beloved sheltie, Russell. Gary will be fondly remembered by family and friends. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 – 28 Ave., South Surrey on Thursday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Transplant Society.

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