Guy Milan Willy

September 17, 1958 - September 1, 2023

In Loving Memory

Guy Milan Willy

In Loving Memory

The family and friends of Guy Willy are heartbroken to announce his passing in Vernon Hospital in the early afternoon of September 1, 2023, just shy of his 65th birthday on September 17. Guy is survived by his son, Andrew Willy, Andrew’s mother, Karen Willy, his wife Diane Jamieson, his sister Brenda Willy, his sister-in-law Candy Willy, his niece Monique Dale (Derek) and nephew Shane Willy (Alicia), and his best friends, Randy and Lois Day, as well as several other relatives. He is predeceased by his father, Andrew, his mother, Doreen and his brother Brent.

Guy was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  From his early days. he was a practical joker.  He liked nothing better than to play trick on someone.  His sense of humour was foremost, and he loved people. Guy also loved going to Randy and Lois’s farm, having a beer around the fire, spending time with Diane and Andrew camping in Yellowknife and enjoying quiet evenings at home with family. Andrew, Guys son loved his dad’s sense of humour and often reminisces about his jokes. Andrew also often talks about watching horror films with his dad as one of his favourite memories.

Guy was blessed with a successful career in both private industry and mining.  He spent many years as the Manager of Acklands in both Inuvik and Yellowknife.  He then went to Ekati mine and worked his way from parts to logistics.  When Guy passed away, he was retired.

Guy had a terrible accident in Vernon B.C on August 1st.  His disability scooter collided with a semi-truck. He was medivaced to Kelowna where he was in ICU for quite a while. While in Kelowna, his best friends, Randy and Lois and his son Andrew and Andrew’s Mom, Karen, visited him for a week.  It was a lovely reunion. He was recovering until they moved him back to Vernon, where he slipped away on September 1, 2023.

We would like to thank the nurses, doctors, ambulance attendants and the RCMP who provided Guy with care both in Vernon and Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon and District Branch.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 2

  1. Allan Willy says:

    Guy was the son of my father Albert Guy Willy’s youngest brother Andrew Willy and my youngest cousin. I believe a number of years ago I briefly connected with Guy by telephone when he was in Yellowknife. I read in his obituary that he was a big prankster and loved this. People may (or may not be) surprised to learn that his father Andrew Willy was also a huge prankster and he had the intelligence to pull it off having graduated from high school at the age of 16. I remember an occasion when my parents and I visited the Andy Willy home in Swift Current when Guy was a little 2 or 3 year old tyke. His Dad had taught him a naughty little rhyme altering the wording of Whistle While You Work inserting Hitler and Mussolini and some appropriate words from WWII. Some relatives were shocked that such a wee tyke was taught such a rhyme but his father Andy reveled in his young son’s ability to recite his rhyme. I have a couple other stories about Guy’s father during WWII in Vancouver (related to me by my father) which are too long to relate here but certainly provide proof that Guy inherited this sense of humor and tom foolery honestly from his Dad. I am very sorry for his family losing him at such a young age.

  2. Sandy Margerison says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the sad passing of our youngest cousin Guy. I have fond memories of visiting in Swift Current when we were very young, and I loved playing with cousins Brenda and “Little” Guy. We always lived miles away in Alberta, so these precious visits were few when my parents were on summer holidays and we went to Lac Pelletier to reunite with the Willy Clan.

    We were pleased to meet up with Guy and the rest of the family at an amazing family reunion held by Jim and Kelda Shaner in Okotoks in 2003.

    As mentioned by cousin Allan Willy , it was very interesting to read of Guy’s delightful sense of humor, a trait he shared with his Uncle Guy, Ray, and his gregarious father, my Uncle Andy. He must have been a wonderful man. We regret that we had not been able to spend more family time together as adults.

    We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Guy’s family on their most tragic loss.

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