Passed away peacefully at Soldier's Memorial Hospital Orillia, on Saturday March 9, 2019 in his 77th year. Predeceased by his wife and best friend Mary Jane Baker. Father of Heather Valentine and predeceased by his son, John Valentine. Gary will be deeply missed by his beloved dog Charlie, long time friends Terry and Cheri Carman and his many friends and neighbours in both Orillia and Parry Sound. Friends and relatives will be received at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St., N., Orillia, on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pm. Interment will take place in the spring at Sylvan Acres Cemetery, Parry Sound. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia SPCA would be gratefully appreciated.