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Garth Taylor TRAIN

Garth Taylor TRAIN

Garth Train was born in Toronto, Ontario on February 24, 1936. He died peacefully in Saanichton on May 20, 2021 after a short battle with lung cancer.
As a young man Garth joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He trained in gunnery radar and sailed on HMCS Huron and Iroquois, including service on the former’s third tour to Korea in 1954. After leaving the Navy he joined the RCMP in 1960. After serving in B Division (various detachments in Newfoundland), L Division (Charlottetown) and A Division (Ottawa), he was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in 1975. In 1976 he moved to Sidney, British Columbia and served in E Division as OIC Telecommunications. After retiring in 1986, he joined the BC public service as communications manager for the BC Emergency Health Services Commission. He finally retired from public service and went to live on Pender Island, where he fished, sailed and built houses with his friends.
Garth was a man writ large, a strong character who made an indelible impression on everyone who came to know and love him. He will be dearly missed.
Garth was predeceased by his brother Brian and sister Joan. He is survived by his wife Frances; brother Clifton; son Brian and daughter Lesley, from his marriage to first wife Sandra; and grandson Akito.
A private family gathering will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish to may make a contribution to a cause of their choice in his memory.


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  • Sharon Martin -

    A life well lived Garth,
    One of life’s hero’s
    Thankyou for loving my mother and giving her so many good memories
    i am blessed to have known you
    and will never forget your larger than life character and your kindness,
    Love Sharon

  • Fran Train -

    Thank you for all the support an
    kindness shown to me at tis sad time. Garth was a good man.My My hearts broken
    From his wife Fran.

    • Leila tattersall -

      Dear Fran I just heard today of the loss of Garth. If I can send my sorrow to you knowing he was your RCMP you always dreamed of. That was over 20years of a relationship that can never be changed or forgotten. I did hear you are going home to your family back home and I think you can have another great chapter to complete your life. Wishing you well Leila
      If you need anything let me know

  • Danny Mackie -

    I spent one of the happiest times of my life one Canadian winter with Garth on Pender Island, he was, great fun and a very intelligent, kind man. I’m raising a, glass in his memory, which I know he’d appreciate. Danny.

  • Maria Maley -

    A clever, funny, brave man, a wonderful husband to my mother with a tender heart for all animals. Godbless you Garth. Never forgotten, with love and Best wishes Maria. Xxx

  • Ed Sisk -

    Well it is certainly sad to lose one of the main inspirations in my life. He was a great leader, a great friend and a great roommate for a while in Richmond, BC. Worked with him on two occasions in Ottawa and Victoria/Vancouver and I was blessed. Sincere condolences to all the families…..He will be with us forever.

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