Tuesday, May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024

Garnet Lee

Garnet William Lee

April 28, 1951 – April 25, 2012

Garnet was born near the little prairie town of Fairlight, Saskachewan.

He was predeceased by parents Harry and Vera Lee, brother Ivan, and father-in-law Oliver Dubois.

He leaves his wife of 36 years, Kerry, daughters Rhonda (Mike) and Sandra (Dylan), sister Ila (Barry), mother-in-law Ella Dubois, and sister-in-law Kathy Mouat (Gerald). He also leaves many cousins East of the Rockies, and many friends on Salt Spring Island and in the Cowichan Valley.

Garnet spent most of his working life as a mechanic for the Municipality of N. Cowichan, while raising his family in Crofton. The past 19 years were spent farming on Salt Spring Island.

He was a volunteer fireman on Vancouver Island for many years, and an active member of SSI Farmers Institute and SSI Farmland Trust. His passion was the Fall Fair. Garnet was always willing to help out friends and neighbours. He was well known for his integrity, honesty, generosity, practical skills, sense of humour and “Garnet wisdom”.

Thanks to so many friends and neighbours who are helping our family over these difficult months, Doctors at RJH, and Victoria Hospice and their incredible team. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a SSI Community Group of your choice or Victoria Hospice.

Please join us to honour Garnet

and share your stories.

Celebration of Life will be held at the Farmers Institute, 351 Rainbow Rd.

on June 2, at 2:00 p.m.


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