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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Gary Kilday, 5-18-2012

If you've lived in Cascade Shores for the past 12 years or so, you know Gary.  He was a frequent fixture at Lost Mine Lake (grounds keeper and parking lot greeter), the General Store, the Firehouse events and Scotts Flat Lake.  He loved the Shores, and had many friends and if truth be told, foes, here.  Gary was a lifetime scrapper, and proud of it.  He has a can of beer permanently affixed to his grip, and a smile and a joke were never far away.  Gary had many exwives, and 7 exchildren.  I'm not being mean, this is a Gary quote.  Just to prove he was a hopeless romantic, he married a nice woman with 2 sons, Monica, Tom and Trever right here in the Shores only 5 months ago.  z
Gary lost his battle with cancer on Friday, May 12th at the Hospice of the Foothills.  It is one battle I wish Gary had won, but so it goes.  Arrangements are being made at Hooper & Weaver for cremation and placement in their Memorial Garden.
I'm sure I join many in hoping Gary finds plentiful fishing, lots of firewood and many friends to share a brew with in the afterlife.  Here's to you, old boy.  Thanks for all the laughs, controversy, jokes and help at the lake.  You have left plenty of memories and stories for your friends to relive in you absence.


  1. We'll miss the ol' guy. He was quite the character! R.I.P. Gary.

    Cathy & Al Stojanovich

  2. Gary was a good guy. He always had a smile
    for me when I went to buy my Union newspaper
    at the General Store. Sometimes he would
    give me his copy of The Chronicle. He said
    that all he wanted it for was the horse racing
    info. My husband and I are very saddened to
    hear of his passing.

    Bev and Roy Tamo

  3. Thanks for the nice -- and honest, but kind -- tribute to Gary. He was one of a kind and I'm sorry to see him leave the lake a little too quickly. I always felt that after Margarita was killed he kind of lost the light in his eyes.