Gary Miles

Obituary of Gary Miles

GARY LAWRENCE MILES

(1939 – 2017)

Gary Lawrence Miles passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, March 14, 2017. It was the time of day he liked best. His wife, Taanta Gupta, was at his side. His sons, Gary Lee, Galen and Vikram had all arrived days before from Hong Kong, Winnipeg and Washington, D.C. respectively. It was almost as if he waited just long enough to see them, and then he died at peace in his own bed, in his own home, with his own family.

He wanted a party to be held for him. Yes, a party (his words). It definitely will NOT be a Celebration of his Life. He didn’t like that phrase. But now that he’s gone, we can say anything we like. To that end, please come to the Queen’s Park Ballroom at the Park Hyatt on Avenue Road, Toronto on Saturday, March 18, 2017, 3:00-6:00 p.m. and ask for the Miles - Gupta Party. You’ll be very welcome.

Taanta would like to thank Dr. Bernie Gosevitz for his tireless efforts in ensuring that Gary’s last days received the kind of attention and care to which he had become accustomed since his marriage to her (Not just her words, Gary’s too!). In lieu of flowers, if donations could be made to: THE TED ROGERS CENTRE FOR HEART RESEARCH C/O Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospital Foundation

Gary is succeeded by his wife, his aforementioned sons, two daughters-in-law, Linda and Julie, his three grandchildren: Adam, Jackson and Vail and his brother Curtis. As well as three sisters-in-law who admired him greatly plus any number of far-flung relatives that he reluctantly acknowledged and to whom he extended his never-ending generosity.