Last Christmas

Last Christmas

Last December 23rd, for the third year in a row, our neighbors Garry and Marilyn Dennis and their friends brought Christmas to life in the valley west of Mulege. Garry dressed as Santa, passing out candy and hugs to the kids and abuelas. His sled was a flatbed trailer with Christmas lights and music. The look on the children’s faces was pure joy – aside from the occasional screaming baby. Even the dogs didn’t give chase to Santa’s Sled once they received their milk bone treat. Truly a Christmas miracle!

Sadly, this November our dear friend Garry passed away suddenly at home in Mulege. It came as a shock to all of us as he was a larger than life character. Quick to lend you a tool, offer you a hand, whip up a batch of Christmas pierogis, tell you a joke, sing an off-key tune, or join the dance floor. He is survived by his wife Marilyn and family and will be severely missed. Salud amigo. We love you.

3 Comments to “Last Christmas”

  1. Cindy Holcomb says:

    Words never replace the loss of a dear friend! RIP Gary I will miss you dearly on & off the dance floor ???? And no worries we’ll be here for Marilyn as I’m sure you know !

  2. Terry Drumel Little says:

    I my deepest condolences to Marilyn and Gary,s family ….I am proud to say that Gary was my friend …and never a better friend than one could want …his heart was like his personality …larger than life …full of life and love …..I am saddened by his passing and he will be truly missed by many folks not just at his home in Canada but also here in Mulege .
    Miss you big guy ….say Hi to Rob for me and Al and Anna ….RIP my friend ????

  3. Rocky Wittwer says:

    What a wonderful tribute to our dear friend Garry. While we didn’t know each other for too many years I considered him a real friend RIP pal.

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