Buckeye Marine owner Gary Poole passes away
September 10, 2013
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Gary Poole, the third-generation owner of Buckeye Marine, has passed away at the age of 57.
The Bobcaygeon, Ontario-based dealership has been a member of the Boating Industry Top 100 since the list’s inception and Poole was a fixture at industry conferences and events. In fact, last year the company was recognized as the Best Industry Advocate for its work promoting and improving the marine industry.
The Buckeye Marine team provided this remembrance of Gary:
It is with heavy hearts and great joy that we celebrate the life of Gary Poole. Gary was a man who was very passionate about his community; the boating industry; the growth and longevity of his family business and most of all his family and friends. He was a great mentor to many over the years through coaching hockey; volunteering in the community and the boating industry; and through his work at Buckeye. Gary loved the many activities that helped to fulfill his life including; hockey, skiing, snowboarding, travelling, scuba diving, flying and of course boating. He was a master mechanic, a private pilot, and an enthusiast for anything that went fast (planes, cars and boats).
Gary passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family (wife Debbie, daughter Carly, son Jay, daughter in law Ally) after an onerous battle with cancer. His strength and determination during his fight was inspiring. While Gary’s physical presence will be greatly missed the lessons he taught, the people he touched and the love that he shared will live on.
Gary’s life will be celebrated at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (705-738-3222 or 866-393-0063) on Tuesday, September 10 from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 11 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at Trinity United Church, 42 William Street,Bobcaygeon on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Messages of condolence, donations, memories and photos may be shared at www.monkfuneralhome.com