Gareth Marples passed quietly in his sleep the morning of Aug 7. The smile on his face registered the great joy and peace he had found for the past 17 years in Toronto with his beloved wife, Suzanne, his stepchildren Gigi (Mark) and PJ (Kelly), his stepgrandson, Evan and their dogs, Nicky and Nova. His surviving west coast family includes 9 siblings, (each of whom saw him through different eyes!) daughter Shauna (Lance) grandchildren Bailey, Kobee and Triniti, son Ryan (Kate), granddaughters Lily, Ellie and Emma, sons Kurt and Colin (Meagan).
A celebration of Gareth’s life will be held Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Ocean Promenade Hotel, 15611 Marine Dr, White Rock followed by what Gareth always loved: a picnic at the beach!