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William Garside

William Kelly Garside

Saturday January 12, 2019
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Garside, William Kelly
Unexpectedly at his home in the Bahamas on Saturday January 12, 2019 in his 62nd year. Kelly was the loving husband of Anne-Marie, also of the Bahamas. Loving son of Marjorie Garside (late William). He will be missed by his brothers Richard (Carol), Tym (Patti Jo), Lyndon (Gayle), and Patrick (Karen). Son in law of Deirdre Bowe and Ernest and Mary Giordano. Brother in law of Raffaele Giordano (Nancy) and Tanya Amadu-Bowe. Kelly was also the loving uncle of numerous nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews.
A celebration of Kelly's life will take place on Saturday January 19, 2019. Family and friends may call at the Church of Christ, 132 Cunningham Road, Sault Ste. Marie from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Sault Area Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Unit would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday January 19, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Church of Christ
    Address
    132 Cunningham Rd
    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
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  • Service

    Saturday January 19, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday January 19, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Church of Christ
    Address
    132 Cunningham Rd
    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Doug Green

Posted at 12:27pm
My deepest condolence for the Garside family. I attended Clergue school w/ Kelly. We used to jam in his basement.. he was a great drummer.. our fav song was wipe-out. i was the guitar guy. For some reason i was thinking of Kelly a few weeks ago. I live in Manitoba and haven't seen Kelly since grade 8. My brother who still lives in the Soo sent me the notice from Soo today. So sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of you. Doug Green
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Valeiie Obarymskyj

Posted at 10:00am
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Garside Family as you move forward. After yesterday's service, I'll always think of Kelly as simply being on the 'other side' of that piece of paper ... remaining so close to everyone who loved him.
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Posted at 12:24pm
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Tym and the entire Garside family for their sudden loss. May the memories you carry with you give you comfort in the days ahead.
Cliff and Susan Graham
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Bonnie Johnson

Posted at 10:38am
The sudden loss of cousin Kelly was a shock. Our hearts go out to Anne-Marie and her family and the Garside family in your time of sorrow. In the days ahead, may you find comfort in your many happy memories.
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Mike Atkinson

Posted at 09:24am
I have known Kelly for about 10 years now. We first met in Exuma. Kelly was working at the Palm Bay Beach Club and my wife and I happened to be staying there. I look a bit like Dave Crosby from CSN and Kelly couldn't believe that I (Dave Crosby) was staying there. He asked me if I brought my guitar with me. I said "no" .. I left it at home. (I do play guitar). After a few minutes, he realized that I wasn't Dave Crosby, but we continued to talk about music.

Over the years, I would see Kelly every time I came to Exuma. We would chat, talk about music and Kelly would invite me to jam with him and his friends from the island. We got to know each other very well and my wife and I spent many nights with Kelly and Ann Marie.

I have so many memories of Kelly. Chatting with him in his alcove at at work on his lunch break. Playing music with him at his house and the weekly gatherings at Michael Minns. Showing him our house in Port Stanley when he came to Canada. Meeting him in Grand Bend in the middle of the night (it was so dark he thought we were angels waiting at the the side of the road). Talking about his island retreat to find himself again this past summer. Grinding coffee in his living room using power from a generator. Showering in the rain because there was no power at our house in Little Exuma.

My thoughts are with all of Kelly's family both in Sault Ste.Marie and Exuma. My wife, Lesley, and I have been in disbelief all week. We were at Kelly's house on Jan. 5 where we had dinner and played some music. Kelly looked absolutely fine to us and we discussed what we would do when we next saw him. I still do not believe he is gone.

Kelly was like a brother to me and he taught me 3 important things in the short time I knew him. 1. How to be humble and not take yourself too seriously. 2. How to play guitar again. I had stopped playing for about 15 years and Kelly both encouraged me and "forced" me to play again. I am so grateful for that. And most importantly, 3. to live the life. After a hurricane, we were trying to leave the island, but all the roads were flooded out. Kelly drove with us to an area that was completely unpassable. He walked out into the water, which was up to his waist and told me that there was no way I'd be driving through. I said that we really needed to get to the airport and Kelly replied, "Mike, if you want to live the dream, you've got to live the life." I have tried to "live the life" both in Exuma and here back home in Canada.

Kelly, you took a piece of me with you when you died and I will never forgot you. Keep the music playing my friend.
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