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Gary Beckman

Image by Nick Andréka


October 11, 1957 – May 11, 2024

It is with deep sadness that we announce the recent and sudden passing of our brother, Gary. 

Gary leaves behind to mourn his brothers, Dean (Jumi) and Brent; his aunts and uncles, as well as many cousins, and a countless number of friends. He will be dearly missed by all those he left behind.

Gary was predeceased by his parents, Jerry (Gerald) and Olga Beckman.

Gary was a lifelong resident of East Kildonan attending Hampstead, Morse Place and Kildonan East schools. He spent 35 years working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency until health issues forced an early retirement upon him. He enjoyed a variety of sports, the most recent of which was golf, and was a proud past member of the EK Lions football club. 

A warm-hearted thanks goes out to the Lupyrypa brothers, Mike and Dave, and cousins Vicky and Kim, who provided so much more for Gary than can be expressed in words alone. We would also like to thank the Peritoneal Dialysis Team at Seven Oaks Hospital, and all the other doctors and nurses at the hospital who worked tirelessly and patiently on Gary’s behalf.

To fulfill Gary's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has already taken place. If so desired, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada. A celebration of life may take place at a later date.

Gary, we hope you find the peace and happiness that eluded you in the last few years of your life. Godspeed “big brother”.

Gary’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Grant Dilworth

May 28, 2024 at 1:17 AM

Worked many years with Gary. Enjoyed working with him especially his sence of humour we had so many laughs even in hot and tough working condictions Loved his intenceness that would change to a laugh When needed. Rest in peace Gary. I have great memories.

Tyler Bonni (Bones)

May 27, 2024 at 5:14 PM

so many great memories listening to Commish tell funny stories over a cold beer at Rossmere or at the Curtis.

Debbie Payment (nee Dreger)

May 27, 2024 at 3:33 PM

"Perhaps they are not stars, but openings in Heaven where the love of your lost ones pours through and shines down upon you letting. you know they are happy".

I met Gary at Hampstead Elementary School and at a young age, he quickly had a place in my heart Throughout junior high & high school and til the late 70's we would be at some of the same parties, dances, socials, bars, ski trips, hanging out. His incredible charm, kindness and wit always doubled the fun factor and improved any event. One of the few last times I ran into Gary was at a social late '83 and we had a wonderful opportunity to reminisce. Throughout these past 40 years I have often thought of Gary and always hoped he had found as much love, laughter and joy as his presence brought to so many lives.

To Gary's family and friends, my deepest condolences.

Bob and Wilma Malenko and family

May 26, 2024 at 3:11 PM

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. We have many happy memories from childhood play weekends to family gatherings to weddings, anniversaries and more. Our sympathies to Gary's family. Rest in peace.

Sharon Procyshyn

May 26, 2024 at 7:36 AM

I am so proud and privaleged to have had some to work with Gary. What a wonderful person to know and grow with. Thanks Gary for for your guidance and your wonderful smile. You will never be forgotten.

Enzo DiVito

May 26, 2024 at 5:31 AM

My condolences... thank you for making me laugh endlessly with your story telling and your wit. Rest my friend!!

Bonnie Eliuk

May 26, 2024 at 12:03 AM

My deepest sympathies to Gary's family and cousins.

Gordon Dalik

May 25, 2024 at 8:51 PM

My condolences to Gary's family and friends. Although we only worked periodically together it was memorable.



Allan and Joanne Malenko

May 25, 2024 at 6:01 PM

Our condolences to Gary 's family. So many wonderful memories, visits to the farm, learning how to drive a standard in the '64 Chev pickup, to our road trip to California in '78, spending numerous hours at the Wilson's listening to music, playing cards to socials at U of M & many Rock concerts. Those were the days "cars, tunes and girls". Mexico trips & so much more. We will miss you! Rest in peace. "No pain, no worries."

Love your cousins, Allan and Joanne

Wally melnyk

May 25, 2024 at 5:29 PM

Rest in peace my friend, spent many a day working with you and enjoyed every minute of it. Miss the practical jokes and card games. Always amazed me how you always had a perfect part in your hair.

Lynn Ingram-Reimer/Jeff Reimer

May 25, 2024 at 5:14 PM

Our deepest condolences to Gary's family. We had the pleasure of knowing ""Comish" through his time at at Rossmere , we shared many laughs and good times. We have missed him these last few years while he has been fighting so hard, RIP Gary, it was always a pleasure, always the gentleman. always the big hug . 🥰 🥲

Doug Kapilik

May 25, 2024 at 3:39 PM

Rest in peace Gary. I have fond memories of meeting you & the inspection crew at Ludas for breakie every week,,..we would spend an hour ( on our 15 minute cffee break) complaining about our jobs. lol This picture of you captures your mischievous spirit perfectly.

Allison Leaf (Glass)

May 25, 2024 at 2:40 PM

My Condolences to the family, cousin Vickie & Kim, and friends.

Enjoy the Northern lights Gary.



Larry Redmond

May 25, 2024 at 1:47 PM

How unfortunate. Played football with Gary. Very colourful dude with a great sense of humour And fun to be around. RIP Mr. Beckman.

Garry Querel

May 25, 2024 at 1:42 PM

My condlensce to the family, rest in peace Gary.

Tim Kist

May 25, 2024 at 1:29 PM

My sincere condolensces to the family. Played Lions with Gary and he was a hard-hitting DB. Aalways had a good joke to share and introduced us younger guys to some cool music. RIP.

Bobbie Enns

May 25, 2024 at 1:28 PM

I'm heartbroken to hear of Gary's passing. I had the pleasure, honour and privilege of working with Gary for most of his 35 years with CFIA and can honestly say I looked forward to every day spent with him. Fabulous sense of humour and a very unique outlook on life. Rest in Peace, My Friend

Mirella Masi

May 25, 2024 at 12:13 PM

My condolences to the family. Thank you Gary, for the laughs and good times we shared.May you rest in peace❤️

Pat Stefura

May 24, 2024 at 3:06 AM

Spend many beautiful Ukrainian Christmas at Norman and Verna's. I will treasure the many conversations we had.

Frank and Marlene Hunter

May 21, 2024 at 1:01 AM

We met Gary through Kent Baker. we had many laughs together. I'm happy we had a chance to meet.

Tanis Koniuk

May 20, 2024 at 3:38 PM

My deepest condilences to the Beckman family.

Chris & Marion

May 18, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Our favourite memory of Gary is at Burt's cabin in Rush Bay.....Gary trying to paddle a canoe on the lake. We watched him from the shore, and were entertained to tears. Gary had the best sense of humour, a quick wit, and he always made us laugh. There are so many fond & happy memories we will never forget.

Gary, we will miss you. Rest peacefully dear friend.

Kimberley Tuttle (Last)

May 16, 2024 at 7:45 PM

My dearest Gary,

Thank you for being such an exceptional boyfriend who I think of fondly to this day. As I have lived outside of Boston for 20 years with my husband and 2 special children (4 years in Ohio) I still would drive down your Street wishing you all the best when

visiting my brother and sister still living in Winnipeg. Coming for a visit Aug 1st and will still probably drive down your Street. You will always have a special place in my heart. See you in heaven one day.


Kimberley Tuttle

(maiden name was Last)

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