Gary was a bright, talented man, with a heart of gold. He never turned one person away when they reached out to him for help.
Gary was musical, an artist. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, sibling, and friend.
Gary was clean and sober and doing well for about 5 years. He relapsed and died while on a waiting list to enter rehab in Evanston, Wyoming. He is one of many who lost their battle because of the waiting lists, and not falling into the necessary criteria. ]
Gary has left a terrible hole in the lives of everyone that loved him, especially his siblings. As for me, I feel like a part of my soul or spirit has been amputated, and not an amputation that is visible to anyone.
Gary was loved unconditionally, a joy to know, and I am proud he was my son, even if only for 29 years. I have a deep pool of sorrow that lives in me. I have learned to live around it, but I will always have it inside of my heart.
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