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In Loving Memory of

Richard “Gary” Pirko

1952-2022

Obituary of Richard “Gary” Pirko

Peacefully passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, February 4, 2022, at the age of 69. Loving Father of Brad (Sheena) Pirko and Tyler Pirko (Alysia Sandherr). Proud Grampa of Xayne, Kyana, Alexis and Gavin. He will be remembered by his extended family and friends for being strong-willed, determined, adventurous, often humorous and sarcastic. He will always be loved by his children and grandchildren. Gary was predeceased by his parents Jim and Helen Pirko. In accordance with Gary’s wishes, cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to CASON.

He said, “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.” – A.A. Milne

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Johanne Vaillancourt
8 months ago

Gary was a great man, friend and father. He saved life literally and showed me how to survive. He was always looking out for me the best friend anybody could ask for. I will always love him and miss him. We had great times and I will never forget him or how protective he was of me. I don’t know what I would have done without him. The memories we shared will always live on in my life and dreams. I always loved Gary. I will never forget him and the good times we had, as well as how he was always there for me.

Last edited 8 months ago by Johanne Vaillancourt
Dan Read
2 years ago

Ive known GARY Pirko. all my life. He was a real rambler. Ive had many beers with Gary especially around the Main St. area. He was someone to .chat with. I always .had a hard time finding him though because every bar I went to he was always kicked out of. He wasn’t ever afraid to speak his mind…I’ll miss Gary.

Donna & Bob Patrick
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Debbie and Leonard and Family
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Gary will be truly missed.

George & Doris Mayer
2 years ago

Our sincere condolences to the family. Gary was always very respectful to us. Always wanting to help and enjoyed many conversation with us ending in good laughter.. A good neighbour..for many years.

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