Garth Jarvo

8 October, 193231 August, 2021

Garth Jarvo born in Cornwall on October 8th, 1932. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family just shy of his 89th birthday. Predeceased by his parents Austin and Mary (Belmore). Also predeceased by all his brothers and sisters. He leaves behind his loving wife Jeannette (Giroux), married 68 years. Together they raised 3 children Carol (Gary Vachon), Michael (Tracy Sleeman) Andrew (Priya Ramasamy). Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren and one brother-in-law, Andre Giroux (Dora). Garth was a long-time Courtaulds employee until its closure. He loved family gatherings where he’ll be remembered with a drink in his hand and a smile on his face. Dad retained his humorous wit until the very end. He was loved greatly and will be missed immensely. A special thanks to all his neighbors who were so kind, caring and helpful to mom and dad. A private funeral was held. Friends and family are welcome to attend a gathering and celebration of Garth’s life, on Saturday September 4th, 2021 between 2 pm and 4 pm at his residence, 304 Anthony St. Funeral arrangements entrusted to LAHAIE AND SULLIVAN, CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES, 20 Seventh W, (613-932-8482). As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to Cornwall Hospice or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at


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    Saturday, 4 September , 2021


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David Martel

13 September 2021

Long ago in the summer of 1967, I had a summer job at Courtaulds (Canada) Ltd. As a science student at Queen's, I was employed in the Pressure Cake Wash Laboratory. Garth Jarvo was my instructor and we worked night shift together, he teaching me how to pipette process chemicals, do the tests and make bath corrections. He was a marvel of a teacher and full of humour and good fun. We had many a coke together during breaks (they came in those small stubby bottles then) and we longed to be able to add some good Canadian rye. Rest in peace, Garth. A friend, David Martel.

Jeffrey Pilgrim

7 September 2021

My sincere condolences to Jean and family. Garth and my Dad worked, bowled and had a few drinks together over the years. Garth was a great man and he will surely be missed.

Robert Mallette

6 September 2021

May I offer my sincere condolences for the passing of Garth Jarvo. I knew Garth in the 1940's or 50's. His father, Austin, was the brother of my grandmother Ida Mallette (Jarvo). Although my memories have faded, I do remember him as a "nice guy".

Bob Mallette.

Stéphane Martin

3 September 2021

Sincere condolences to Jean and family. I always looked forward to see and joke around with Garth at family gatherings. I always told him that Driving down and going to Florida with Garth and Jean was like like a Bob Hope Special a lot of laughs. I will always remember him for being a funny guy.

Joanne Ladouceur

3 September 2021

We are so saddened to hear of Uncle Garth's passing. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Jean and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jo-Anne, Stu and family xxox

Daniel & Anita Blaskie

3 September 2021

Sincere condolences, to Jean and the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Daniel & Anita

Rick Landry

2 September 2021

Goodbye My Friend:
True friends are hard to find but I found Garth many years ago. He was there for me and the family. His smile will surely be missed by many. I didn’t just lose my drinking buddy but my closest friend. One day we will have a drink together again. Cheers my friend.

Rick, Daryck and Lucille.

Maddy Leduc - Vachon

2 September 2021

Grandpa Garth, I will miss you at our family gatherings and Christmas party’s, I hope your feeling much better now, Fly High, your great grandson Maddy.

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