WINCHESTER – Garnett, of Brooklyn, Queens County
On Monday, September 2nd, 2019, Garnett passed away holding Jan and Liz’s hands, with his children by his side.
Garnett was born on April 6, 1942 in Summerside, PEI to Stan and Vesta (Barrett) Winchester moving to Brooklyn in 1953.
Garnett was proud to be a “working man” and worked long and hard. He was at Bowater Mersey, Astoria Beverages “Pepsi plant” and Mersey Seafoods and proudly built his own business. He was a “fixer” right to the end and if he could not fix it, you probably didn’t need it, anyway. He was a long time member of the Kinsmen Club and K-40, holding every office sometimes even twice.
Garnett leaves his wife of 41 years, Jan, his sons Rodney (Maria), Rob (Heather) both of Brooklyn, Nathan (Sarah) of Alberta, and his favorite daughter Liz (Jeff Connolly) of Liverpool. His sister Viola Adams of Bedford and his cousin Shirley Croft of Liverpool along with cousins in PEI. He was the proud grampa to nine grandchildren and leaves a large circle of Friends whom he cared for so much and he will be missed by so many.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Garnett’s life will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
Thank you to Dr. Detoit, Dr. Cosh, the wonderful staff of nurses at Queens General Hospital as well as Dr. Tim Woodford for helping us through the final hours. Your care and compassion is beyond the call. the VON girls, Family Medical in Yarmouth – amazing- he loved you all.
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Janet and all of Garnetts family:
This is so hard to believe,He will surely be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.Our sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time.We are here for you if you need anything.
Diane and Donald White
So lucky to have known and been friends with this dear , dear man for so many years , wish it could have gone on forever. That twinkle in his eye and the reassuring phrase “ well that’s no problem, we’ll just ….. “ will forever be in our and our children’s hearts.
Janet and family , we love you all and will be there whenever you need us, our hearts are breaking for you .
Love Diane and Donald
Janet and family so sad to hear of Garnetts passing. So glad I got to go see him at the hospital and had such a great talk with him. He was my favorite customer at Mickee Dees. He was always smiling and laughing and teasing. I always commented that his hair was out of place and always fixed it for him. I am surley gonna miss seeing him. Keep his memories alive and close to your hearts. til we meet again my friend and try and keep your hair in place up in heaven.
There are no words to express how much Garnet will be missed in this community. He was an awesome landlord to me, and was always available when something needed fixing,My sincere condolences to Jan and to the whole family. Love and prayers to you all.
Kevin and Cathie Wentzell.
Jan and Family
Take comfort in your memories and in the knowledge that Garnet touched the lives of so many people in such positive ways.
Michael and Anne Hupman
Janet and family, Please accept our condolences.
Larry and Joan Roy Tiffany
Jan and family. I weep as I read this. Garnett was a true gentleman and he leaves a legacy of caring and love. He will be missed by all, and I cannot imagine how deeply he will be by you. Love you and wish that we lived closer to help with the void. He was amazing
Peggyand Richard Hatt
Dear Janet and family
It saddens me to be reading this .Garnett was one of the nicest persons I have had the pleasure of knowing .He will be such a miss by so many .May the love of your family and many friends help you during this trying days ,
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt
Our sincerest sympathies, Marg Millard and Steve Hupman
Dear Jan and family:
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thought and prayer at this sad and difficult time.
I knew Garnett through my work at Home Hardware. He was polite, easy-going & patient, something we don’t see every day. Our entire community mourns the loss of such a great man.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Jan and family. We are sending condolences in the passing of Garnett. Prayers be with you.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
Sending Our Heartfelt Condolences to Jan & Family. Garnet was a wonderful Friend, and will be missed. Thinking of you during a most difficult time. Linda & Curtis
Jan, please except my sincere sympathy in Garnet’s passing. He is finished fighting. I’ So glad I stopped in to see him in the hospital. It was great to see both of you. He was always a kind and caring person.
He will be missed by many.
Take care and know you did all you could and made him happy to be home his last days.
Rosalee Smith and Delphine Dexter
Janet and family, words are not enough at this time … so sorry for your loss … Garnet’s wonderful smile will be in your memories forever.
Clyde & Wendy MacAdams
Janet, Liz, and boys
Clyde and I were so sorry to hear of Garnett;s passing. Take care of each other, and know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Kim and Adam Masland
To Garnett’s family,
Our hearts join the entire community saddened by the loss of Garnett, a kindhearted, thoughtful, true gentleman. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, Garnett’s beautiful family, at this very difficult time.
May your many amazing memories give you peace and comfort.
Take care of each other
Deepest condolences to the Winchester family. Having had the pleasure of both working and playing with Garnett I got to see first hand that he was both a wise man and a wise ass. Always willing to share his knowledge, lend a hand, tell a story, and yes, even crack a joke. I was fortunate to visit Garnett and Janet recently and what I noted that has impressed me most over the years was Garnett’s ever consistent demeanour despite any challenges. May he rest in peace as we celebrate his life.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Janet and family: Sincere condolences to you and all Garnett’s family.
Martin and Myles
Janet, Liz and Family – We are so sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing. He was a really nice man and will be missed. Martin & Myles
Morton House Inn
Maria, Rodney and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Jo-Ann and Ricky
John and Donna Murray
Jan and family, we are saddened to hear of Garnett’s passing. He gave so much to this community in so many ways. Garnett was an exceptional individual! RIP
John and Donna
A man of many talents that everyone loved! Condolences to you all and I read Elizabeth’s FB post that summed it up! Celebrate his life as you grieve! All the best! Jeff Miller
Shelly and Derek Neilson
So sorry to hear of your loss. One of my favourite memories from working at “the Pepsi Plant” was getting to know Garnett, and Derek worked with him as a student at Bowater in 1974/75, and later as an employee. Keep him alive through your wonderful memories.
I’MSO SORRY TO HEAR OF GARNETT’S PASSING; AS ALL WAS SAID BEFORE I GOT HERE;WAS TRUE;
I WORKED WITH HIM. WHEN I RAN SUMMERVILLE BEACH CABINS;HE WAS A FAIR MAN, EASY TO WORK WITH. R I P MY FRIEND.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
To Janet and The Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Terri Longmire ( nee Huskins)
So sorry to hear of Garnet’s passing. He was a very nice man and spoke so highly of my father as they had been friends since high school. Garnet will be truly missed by all who knew him. Condolences to his entire family at this very sad time.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Jan & Families,
Francis & I Are Very Sorry To Hear Of Garnett’s Passing. Francis Always Spoke Highly Of Garnett And Was A True Gentleman. Please Except Our Deepest Condolences And Know That Garnett Is Now At Peace. Cherish All Your Beautiful Memories Of This Special Man You Called A Husband, Father.& Grandfather, These Are Memories You Will Never Forget. Tuck Them Close To Your Heart And Hold On Tightly Because He Will Always Be By Your Side. May God Be With You All At This Most Difficult Time In Your Lives And May Garnett REST IN PEACE!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Janet and family, sending my deepest condolences for your loss.
Our deepest condolences to Janet and all Garnets family . He will be missed by all who knew him . May he rest easy , thinking of you all .
Jan, Rodney, Rob, Liz and Nathan,
You have my profound sympathies. I was blessed to know your father as an adult when I was young man and as a friend as time passed. I truly enjoyed the time I was able to spend with him through out my life. Please know he will be missed by me and that I will treasure the lessons he imparted.
Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr
To all the family we are sorry for your loss R.I.P Garnett you where one hell of a business man and pleasure to deal with
Janet, Liz and family
Our little town has lost one of its best. Heartfelt condolences, love and prayers to you all at this sad time.
Carolyn and Dick Henneberry
Betty-Jean & Beverley Colp
Janet, Liz and all of Garnet’s family we send our condolences on the loss of a wonderful, caring man who will be missed by many people. The memories of him and his smile will remain with so many. Rely on one another to help you go forward. God bless you all. Betty-Jean & Beverley.
Cheryl and Bobby Bobby Hatt
Dear Jan and family….Bob and are so sorry to.hear of Garnet’s passing….please accept our most condolences ….take care….
John & Peggy Whynot
Dear Jan and Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Garnett was very supportive of John when he first started his own business and we certainly appreciated it. Please know we are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Wendell and Susan (Pyke) Whynot
Sincere condolences to the Winchester family. May your wonderful memories give you comfort. Garnet will be missed. He was always such a gentle man.
Lloyd& Judy Dexter
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Garnett will be missed by many.
Joyce and John Bolivar
Thinking of you all at such a sad time.
Sheldon Mc Master
Janet,Liz and Family,So Sorry to hear of Garnet’s passing,Was always fun too meet and chat with.Prayers and condolences to you all,
Susan M MacLeod
Dear Janet, Liz, Rob, Rodney and families
It has been a pleasure to know Garnet, in all capacities of his career, family and community involvement. There was always a smile on his face, and remarks ready to share in any conversation. I remember hearing that Garnet liked to save a penny, would look for bargains and knew how to repair just about anything repairable. There are just some things in life beyond our efforts that are out of our control. His illness was one of those things, but it did not get him down. God Bless you all in these very difficult times. My Sincere Condolences
John & Debbie Herman
Our Sincere Condolences to The Winchester Family.
May you find comfort in the Memories you hold dear He was a very kind man. Rest In Peace…..
John & Debbie Herman.
Sorry for the loss of an extrordinary man. My heart is with you all in this time of grieving.
So sorry for your loss .I knew Garnett for many years by working at Mersey Seafoods. Very friendly ,always had a smile and ready to tell a joke. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this most difficult time. RIP
Dear Janet and all your family.
Words can not express the deep sadness the whole community feels with the loss of such an AMAZING man. Garnett was loved and respected by so many, and there will be a huge sense of loss to all who knew him. He fought a long and difficult fight, always with dignity and quiet courage. May your heart be eased knowing he is breathing easy in the arms of Jesus.
Keep all your amazing memories close as they will ease your heartache in the difficult times ahead.
My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Don and Vi Mackenzie
So sorry to learn of Garnett’s passing. He was always welcome in the Home Hardware store as he was so easy to serve and was always helpful in return.
I remember him crawling under a ladies car in the parking lot and holding a disconnected wire on her starter to get her mobile. I was most impressed in him knowing what to do and getting down on the pavement to do it. He was a very caring and compassionate man.
I will miss him.
So sorry to hear of Garnet’s passing. He was one of my favorite customers when I worked at Cole Ford. Always enjoyed our talks and passion for having things done right. The one thing I will always remember, was my first time working on a diesel engine, it was his F550 and when I got 2 of the more difficult things done he said to me ” If anyone could get it done, I knew you could do it.” This meant a lot to me and made me work harder to make sure all my customers got that same service. I will miss seeing him at MacDonald’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Garnet will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Sharilyn and Reid Conrad
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Alf and Jacqueline Nielsen
My dear Janet, I was so sad to read of Garnet’s passing. He was one of the good guys. Please accept our sincere sympathies offered to you and the family.
david and barb
Winchester family. So sorry for your loss. He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Martin and Shelley Gillis
We are so sorry for your loss. Garnett was always smiling, and we always looked forward to conversations with him at the office. He will be sadly missed.
So sorry to hear of Garnet,s passing. Take care Janet and family
To the family: As you are all probably aware, Garnett was very special to me along with Jan. Over the years we have formed a very special bond – one that has created many hours of laughter. There are so many stories that could be told (and some were Garnett’s favourite which he related often). My respect for this man is beyond explanation – a man who would go out of his way to help others, just be kind to someone, emitted such a pleasant personality just to name a few of his attributes. He will be so missed by all that new him. I’m sure he will be telling Larry how I am acting down here!!!
Janet and family. We are sorry for your loss. Garnett was a wonderful man, always smiling and willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.
Sincerely Nelson and Liz
Dear Jan and Winchester family
I met Garnett when he built a 3 storey doll house for my daughters in 1995. From that day forward he always spoke and had kind words to share. Garnett was a gentleman and will be missed. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
To All The Winchester Family
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you in these difficult times.
Dan & Brenda Swansburg
Jan and Family sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing. We always enjoyed his great wit and have memories of some fun times with Garnett at Kin functions.
Dan & Brenda Swansburg
Reid and Patti Emenau
Dear Janet and all of Garnet’s family ,
We send our sincere condolences to you all. Garnet’s family, friends and the community have all lost a wonderful man. A man with a big warm heart. He will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Reid and Patti
Betty Lou and Robin Hemeon
Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Warren and Karen Wagner
Janet and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Garnet was a well known and loved man by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Dear Janet and all of Garnett,s family,
Our thoughts are with all of you. Lots of good memories!
Dot and Doug
Ron & Barb Campbell
We are saddened to hear of Garnett’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Debbie Benedict- Anthony
To live in the hearts of friends is to never die. Sorry for your loss.
Janet and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce and Dannie
Robert & Sally Fader
Janet & family:
Robert & I were so sorry to learn of Garnett’s passing. A very kind and gentle man, who was a friend to all. Please accept our most sincere condolences at this very sad and difficult time.
Billand Anna Cox
Jan, Liz and Rob
We are so sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing, a true gentleman and a willing helper, he will be missed by many. We extend our deepest sympathy.
Dave and Jewel Wilson
Dear Janet and family
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow
Dear Jan and family,thinking of all of you with love and sympathy, from Nancy and family.
Dear Jan and family:
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Garnet. He was a good friend to all who knew him and will be missed by all. Try to remember the good times, it really does help. Take care and may God bless you all.
Dave and Gail Goulden
Dear Janet and family:
We are so, so sorry for your loss. Garnett’s journey on earth was a life well lived. He was a true treasure with his huge smile and quick wit, and he lived generously. We know of his many acts of kindness within this community that remains unspoken, but not forgotten. We loved Garnett. His huge heart was his legacy and we know he will continue his good works on the other side of the rainbow; and when we have a sprinkling of rain, we can be assured he is helping to pour that out. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.
Dave and Gail Goulden
Janet and family, I am so sorry to hear of Garnet’s passing. My sincere sympathies to you.
Darrell and Connie Hannam
We were very sad to read of Garnet/s death. Our sincere sympathy to
you and your children at this sad time, he was agreat guy!!
Hugs Darrell and Connie
Jan and family, so sorry to hear of Garnets passing. He was a wonderful easy going person to talk with. Always had a kind heart. He will be missed. R.I.P. Garnet.
Clark and Sandra Hebb
To Janet and Family So sorry for your loss . May your happy memories help you in your time of sorrow. .
Janet and Family,
Thinking of you with sincere sympathy at this difficult time.
On behalf of all of us at Brady Home Building Center and Liverpool Home Hardware we extend our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all the family. Garnett will be dearly missed and warmly remembered by all of us as he was part of our extended family of special customers we interacted with almost daily. Personally, Garnett held a special place in my heart, probably because he reminded me so much of my own father. Always with a twinkle in his eye, a joke on his lips and a heart of gold, he lived the life of a truly good man. Loved and cared for deeply by his family and friends he returned that love and caring many times over. I will miss him.
Doug & Pat Lohnes
Dear Janet and family:
Garnett was a man who had a life well lived . Always a smile and a quick come back to any conversation.
We feel fortunate to have known him. Thinking of you all.
Jan and family
We are so sorry for your loss .Our prayers are with you at this sad time ,he will be greatly missed
Boomie and Brenda Whynot
Garnett was a great man sadden to hear of his passing.
Dear Jan and family, Ross and I are so very sorry to read of Garnett’s passing. You both were such great neighbours at Ponhook Lake. Sincere condolences at this very difficult time for you and your family.
Linda (Meisner) & Ross Hall
To Janet and family, I send my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Garnet. My wife Rosalie (Conrad), who just passed away in July, often talked about teenager competition days with Garnet.
Bruce and Charlene White
Garnett was indeed a brilliant man and his legacy will live on in his family and the many people he has touched.
Sending our deepest sympathy.
Doris Lohnes Schnare
Jan and family, Very sorry to read that Garnet has passed away. He was always so pleasant and friendly and will surely be missed by all who have known him. My sincere condolences to the family.
Gale and Art Deveau
Janet and Family, so sorry for your loss, please accept our sincere condolences
Gale and Art Deveau
Alton and Kay Hupman
Janet and family,. Sorry to hear of Garnett,s passing, Please accept our condolences.
Alex and Pauline Wong
Janet and Family our sincere condolence and our prayers are with you all
To Janet and family, sending my sincere condolences to all. There are no words to ease the pain of losing a loved one. You are in my thoughts. RIP GARNETT.
Jan & Family : I am so sorry for your loss. Garnet was a hard working man and will be a great loss to you all and to all that knew him. Cherish all the great memories as they are yours to keep.
My Condolences to you all, Bea DeLong
Liverpool has lost a true gentleman, an interesting character and a great business man. Although Garnett didn’t live an excessively long life, he made sure that everyday was a real adventure. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac
Janet, Liz and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing. I have fond memories of Garnett through the many dealings he had with my dad over the years. Look after each other.
Janet & family sincere condolences to you & your family . Garnett will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Ken & Shirley
Dearest Jan and family,
I can’t imagine how you are feeling when knowing how difficult it is to find words to express the sadness we all are experiencing. Garnett will be missed by so many, but has left an imprint in all of our lives and hearts.
Thinking of you all at this difficult and sad time,
Angela and Jeff.
Sue & Brian West
Sincere thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Glad to have had those short but memorable chats with Garnet on our visits home. Take care, hold your memories close.
George and Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sincere condolences to the family.
To all of Garnet’s family,
Please accept our sincere condolences at this time. Garnet was such a good man; kind and thoughtful, so community minded, reliable and loyal. Always a pleasure to talk with.
We know his passing is a huge loss to you all.
Thinking of you as you reflect on your life with him and say goodbye.
Holly and Philip Smith
Sue Ellen Getson
Janet and family- so sad to hear of Garnets passing. I will always treasure the fun times at the cabin, wonderful memories. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and all the family from Dan and I.
Sue and Dan
Jim and Patricia Muise
Dear Janet and family:
I was saddened to read of your beloved Garnett’s passing. You were blessed with 41 years to share your love. Enjoy your children and your grandchildren for they are indeed our living love.
So sorry to hear this news. My late husband Gerald and I made his acquaintance early on when we moved here. Condolences to his lovely wife and children and many friends. He will certainly be missed.
I was sadden to hear of Garnett’s passing. My condolences to all his love ones and friends, Garnett will
be missed by all who had the honour of calling him a friend. He never changed from the time we went to
High School to the present. Garnett “Rest in Peace and know that your legacy will be carried on in your
Wonderful family.” …❤️
Janet and family,so sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing,he was one of the special ones,will surely be missed,RIP.Leo&Marilyn
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
Sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing, he truly was a great guy and will be thought of often by many. Bless all of his family at this sad time.
Sharon and Barry Levy
Sending our deepest condolences to the family.
Janet & Family,
Sending my sincere sympathy to all of you on the passing of your loved one, Garnett.
May the many memories that all of you have of him bring you comfort in the days ahead.
My condolences to all the Winchester family.Your loss is shared by all those who knew Garnet…..my thoughts are with you at this difficult time..,……
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Janet and all your family. We were very saddened to learn of Garnet’s passing. No words can express our feelings. He was a pillar of the community. He will be missed by all who knew him. Hold fast to all the great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Janet & Family,
I am sad to hear of Garnet’s passing. He was a true blue, hard working, gentle man who was always available to those who supported his businesses. It was a pleasure calling on him through the years. Janet, seeing you and Garnet at local restaurants enjoying a midday break always made me smile. It was obvious he understood the real importance of family time. I send you hugs as you go through this difficult time of loss and adjustment. I hope Garnet and Stedman and all his buddies who passed before are catching up and telling tales. Take care. You are in my thoughts.
Janet and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Barbie and Brian
So very sorry to hear of Garnet’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed in this community. Our condolences to all his family.
Jeanie and Mary Brown
Jennifer and Rick Clattenburg
Dear Janet,Rodney,Rob, Nathan and Liz, Thinking of you all at this difficult time. So sorry to hear of Garnett’s passing. I was glad to have know him over the years through mom and dad. He was such a nice man.
Our condolences at this difficult time. So sorry to lose an old friend.
Scott and Vicki Conrad
Janet, Rodney, Liz and family
Scott and I send our deepest condolences,
Garnett was so well respected and thought kindly of throughout Queens County.
You are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time.
Merv Bernadette Hartlen
Janet and Family Sorry to hear of Garnet, passing. He will be missed by so many, with his quick smile and friendly ways. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all and may all your memories help to carry you all.