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March 3, 1945 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Gary Braaten was born on March 3, 1945 at Cabri, Saskatchewan and passed away January 1, 2024 at the age of 78.
A devoted husband, loving father and cherished "Pop" to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Gary's love and presence will live on in the hearts of his family and everyone that knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife Sharon; children Darla (Andy), Shelly (Brian), and Kevin (Heather); his adored grandchildren Jade (Jared), Tanner (Sharla), Marissa (Matt), Jordan (Austin), Dylan, Jessie and Kaiden; and great grandchildren Kenley, Bensen, Hunter and Xander.
Gary is predeceased by his parents Marjorie Weedon and Robert Braaten; brother Ronnie Braaten; and step father Robert Weedon
In his earlier years Gary would do carpentry throughout the winter months. He also enjoyed hunting, curling, playing in the Cabri Brass band and spending time with family and friends.
Gary truly loved farming. He ran the family farm from a very young age while still handling exceptional marks in school. Gary farmed right up until a couple of years ago when his health deteriorated. Regardless of the crop, he never complained and would often say "there's nothing you can do about it, it is what it is". Gary was a farmer to the core. Although Gary missed farming, he was able to fill the void with his SWT family.
Throughout his life Gary's happy place was Clearwater Lake, where he could be found with his long pants, flannel shirt, wool socks and tilly hat regardless of the weather. When not at the lake he could be found at the farm or around town in his tan work attire. For all that knew him he was never in a rush. He had two gears, slow and slower. He will be truly missed.
As per Gary's request there will be no Funeral service. A family graveside service will be help at a later date.