Gary R. O'Hara passed peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2023. Born in Petrolia on September 8, 1945. Predeceased by parents Dick and Mary O'Hara. Longtime partner of 35 years of the late Renee Wilson. Survived by Lonnie O’Hara (Darby), Annette Everett, Janice McFadden, Wayne Van Hyfte (Michelle) and the late Gary Van Hyfte (Debbie). Grandfather of Ashley Ennis, Shannon Sproule (Ryan), Tyler Richer, Steven McFadden, Katherine Stinson (Spencer), Victoria Van Hyfte, Nolan Van Hyfte, Jarrod Van Hyfte, Sam O'Hara, Jack O'Hara, Jesse O'Hara, Ben O’Hara, Shelby Marcovich, Tristan Marcovich, and Ethan Marcovich. Great grandfather to Braydon Sproule, Hayleigh Sproule, Keaton Sproule, Aurora O’Neil-Everett, Chanell Ennis, Lochlan Stinson, Barrett Stinson, Ethan Schrank, Kaiden Schrank, and Lilly Schrank. Brother of Ross O'Hara (Cathy). Also survived by many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention, as well as many, many friends.
All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at the Moose Lodge (850 Richmond St, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5) on Sunday, August 6 from 2-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary's memory may be made to the Moose Lodge, Community & Home Assistance Program (CHAP) or charity of choice.
To my family and all my friends: "Life is only as much fun as you make it. You all enjoy what time you have left. Until we meet again." - me (Gary)