Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Garnet Philip Gilbert

November 11, 1939July 30, 2020

GILBERT, Garnet - passed away peacefully on Thursday July 30, 2020 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father of Cheryl Topitsch and her husband Alex, Adam (predeceased), Kirk Chapman and his wife Katherine and Jennifer Chapman and her husband Rick. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Marko, Nikolas, Gabriel, Evelyn Shandice and Declan. Predeceased by his brothers James, David and Wayne. Garnet will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many good friends. A Celebration of Garnet's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer's Society or the Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.


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Ally T

August 11, 2020

Garnet was a wonderful man and will be missed dearly by his friends and family.

Susan Irwin

August 11, 2020

Garnet was one of the first Gilberts I met when his brother Wayne and I met. He was our best man at our wedding. The memories of Garnet are many and treasured. From the restoration of a 39 Ford pickup with Wayne, that he so enjoyed; being a sponsor/ Godfather for my children; his boat and the days waterskiing behind it, ( I don't recall if we got Garnet up on skis, but he loved pulling skiers); sitting at Sandercock's store with his dad and his brothers for Bob and Pat's coffee; him at my trailer one morning, me turning around to find him looking in my window, scaring the daylights out of me, visiting for a cup of coffee; the huge water fight that involved almost everyone in camp, where he could't walk past a trailer or cottage without getting dumped on; to his love of babies, his smile, the glint in his eyes when up to no good, his kindness, his calm manner, his serenity. Rest In Peace Garnet, you will always be remembered.

Evelyn Gilbert

August 4, 2020

Grandpa Garnet was always a child at heart. I remember as a child, grandpa would take my brother (Gabe), my sister (Shandice) and myself to the candy shop just around the corner from his house. Grandpa would let us pick any candy we wanted (and we could eat some before dinner time if we didn't tell grandma (sorry grandma)). He was just as excited as his grandkids to get candy! Even as an adult, grandpa acted as a kid in a literal candy shop. I look back fondly at the way he always played with me and my siblings in the pool and at the trailer on Rice Lake, and how he used to sit and colour in colouring books with me for hours. Even in his old age, he retained that child-like playfulness and fun. My mother (Loretta, his daughter-in-law), my siblings, and my step-father (Erick) took grandpa for an outing one winter night to see the Christmas lights in a nearby town. It was so wonderful to see that although he was not quite like he was when he was younger, he still had that wondrous gleam in his eyes as he stared at the inflatable Santas and the light-up Rudolphs, bopping his head along to the Christmas music (the pompom on his Santa hat bouncing with his head). Whether it was the chicken nuggets we ate while watching NCIS, or the back of Aunt Cheryl's boat enjoying a summer breeze, Grandpa Garnet was always a fun-loving person, and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him could tell. He and his playfulness, kindness, generosity, and humour will be greatly missed by all who ever had the delight of being a part of his love-filled life.

Susan Scrimgeour

August 4, 2020

Garnet was the best brother in law anyone could ask for ! He was always available to lend a hand or to join a party. The most fun Uncle Gunga for several nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be dearly missed by his large extended family !


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