OBITUARY

Gary Bryant

June 5, 1958May 10, 2020

Gary Douglas Bryant (GB), 61, husband, father, son and brother; brave of heart, sincere in purpose, and faithful to trust, passed away suddenly on Sunday May 10, 2020.

Gary was born in Vancouver, BC, on June 5, 1958 to Norma Bryant and the late Larry Bryant. At a young age he moved to California with his parents and sister and spent his early years there before returning to BC and settling in Victoria at the age of 18. Soon after moving to Victoria, he met Heather, the love of his life. Gary and Heather married on February 10, 1979 and began raising their family.

He was a member of the Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department from 1981 to 1996, where in those 15 years of service he had also served as the Deputy Fire Chief for several years.

Gary was part of the local automotive industry in Victoria for over 40 years, where he had worked at Sears Auto Centre for 28 years before purchasing Lansdowne Auto Centre in 2007; for the last 13 years Gary thrived, working with his crew. A skilled mechanic and a genuine people person, he enjoyed being part of the team that created a good experience for all their customers. The Lansdowne team will honor him and continue in his footsteps.

Gary had always loved fishing, boating, the outdoors and travelling the world with his wife Heather. He was an active member of the North Saanich Marina and Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club where he loved to spend any free time. He absolutely loved boating with his family and friends and enjoyed making connections and meeting new people. He is survived by his wife, Heather Bryant, and children Cris Bryant (Christy) and Katrina Scott (Rod), his mother, Norma Bryant; 5 grandchildren, Emily, Elizabeth, Wyatt, Nowell, and Holden. He is also survived by his sister, Cindy Nicholson (Rick), brother-in-law, Scott Savery (Michelle) as well as his cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services

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Steve Bryant

May 27, 2020

Heather,Aunt Norma,Cindy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Gary. Our thoughts are with you and yours during this time.

Mark Tymchuk

May 25, 2020

My most sincere condolences. I knew Gary from his auto shop on Lansdowne, and dealt with him personally for over 15 years. I will remember him as a very kind, gentle and sincere Man.

MaryMary Williams

May 23, 2020

I am devastated to hear of the passing of Gary. I did not know him socially but as a great professional business man who helped me get my Pontiac to the point where there was nothing more needed to be done.
My condolences to his family and friends

Arlena Dodd

May 23, 2020

I first met Gary when he worked for Sears and then followed him to Landsdowne Auto so I was privileged to know him for many years. Whenever I took my my Toyota in for service, Gary always had time for a chat, asking about my family and lately my health as I had major heart surgery this past year.
What really told me that Gary was an honest and honourable man was his insisting that I only needed to bring my car in for service once a year rather than my usual twice. I haven’t been driving as much and he wanted me to save some money as I am now retired.
I will miss his friendship and I’m sure all his customers will feel sad at his passing as I do.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his buddy, Lorraine.
Arlena

Gracie Woloshen

May 23, 2020

I went to Landsdowne Auto ever since I first started to drive about 15 years ago, and I never went anywhere else. Gary was always so kind and friendly and I always felt like I was taken care of and remembered. They don’t make people like that very often, and though I really only interacted with him briefly throughout the years, he definitely made a lasting impression. Thanks for the great service, Gary. My heart goes out to your family, friends and co-workers. <3

Earl & Wendy Brown

May 23, 2020

EB & WB are going to miss GB so much, our thoughts are with your beautiful loving family, we have so many great memories, our family camping & fishing trips , we were lucky to have such a gentle caring friend & we will miss you.

Kenn and Alana Pearce

May 23, 2020

We were shocked to hear of Gary's passing and are deeply saddened. We enjoyed serving Gary and Heather for many years and realize how much of a loss it is to everyone who knew him. We will be thinking of him every time we go past Lansdowne Auto.

Elizabeth Leary

May 22, 2020

My husband, David, was in the Shawnigan Fire Department with Gary and would have been most saddened to hear of his death. I too have fond memories of Gary and his wife Heather. We knew them as a young family and now their children are all grown up. Please know that you are in my thoughts at this sad time.

frederick nicholson

May 22, 2020


gary my brother and friend ,youve been taken from way to early. i know you wll missd by my family and all the rest of our family. loved our fishing adventures main fishing memory was texada giant cod ans snapper in your plywood boat.hitting ling cod hole and filling the boat. i will miss you !! till we meet at our new cod hole love rick

Bernie and Rone Sinclair

May 22, 2020

We are saddened to read about the passing of Gary. We are long time customers of Lansdowne Auto. Gary was always friendly and professional. We knew that we could trust the work that he recommended.
Our condolences to all of his family.
Sincerely,
Bernie and Roné Sinclair

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