Gary Stenton

Stenton- Suddenly and unexpectedly at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Friday January 26, 2024. Gary Warren Stenton, age 78 years of Corunna. Loving partner and soul mate of Dianne Johnston for 30 years. Dear father of Rick Johnston (Julie) of Courtright and Tracy Johnston (Paul) of Wallaceburg. Gary is also survived by; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brothers, Jim Stenton of Petrolia, Bill Stenton (Cathy Edwards) of Coldwater and Bob Stenton (MaryAnne) of Colborne. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. He was predeceased by; his parents, Howard and Catherine Stenton and by his niece, Cindy Stenton. Gary will be fondly remembered by many for his large garden and his generosity in sharing its bounty. He also enjoyed his time attending many Jamborees in Brigden over the years. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Monday January 29, 2024 from 4-6 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Canon Stephen Harnadek officiating. Interment will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or the charity of one’s choice.  Messages and condolences may be left online @  Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Monday January 29, 2024 from 4-6 p.m.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

Tuesday January 30, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

25 thoughts on “Gary Stenton”

  1. My heart goes out to his loved ones. He will be missed. He was an awesome neighbour who was always there to lend a hand. We will miss seeing him puttering in the back field and garden.

  2. Diane.
    Sorry to hear about Gary. He is now in heaven driving backhoes with my dad. He was always a story teller. He will be missed for sure.
    Dwayne Strevel and family

  3. Our deepest sympathy to you Diane and families . He was a kind hearted soul and with be deeply missed !

    owen Byers and Helen Gilfoyle

  4. Diane and family So very sorry to hear of the passing of Gary, thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you. Deepest Sympathy

    Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  5. Rick, Julie and family…. Losing a dad will bring back many memories, all that can be shared lovingly by family and friends. My sincere condolences.

  6. Pauline, Hope and Bryan Ostachuk

    Deepest sympathy to you Dianne and your family. The both of you were great neighbors to mom and dad. Dad especially enjoyed talking gardening, having a drink and sharing stories with Gary. He will be greatly missed!

  7. Gary was an awesome neighbor always ready to help and share many great stories. He was also a good friend looking out for us. Diane our hearts go out to you at this time of need.
    Dan and Ann Bilger

  8. Garry and Shirley Work

    Gary and I go back age 15 and went to high school together. I learned a lot about farming from him. Shirley and I got to help in that massive garden of his and Dianne. Many great memories over the years about a kind, easy going friend. Rest in peace dear friend.

  9. Marianne Terpstra

    Diane, we are so very sorry to hear of the unexpected death of your soul mate, Gary. We loved his visits and we appreciated all that he did for our daughter Rosalie and Rudy and I. You will miss him greatly, but his spirit lives on all around you. Hugs to you and your family.
    Rudy and Marianne Terpstra

  10. Diane,
    I haven’t known Gary or yourself for that many years but considered you and Gary as part of my “chosen family.” We spent such a nice work Christmas party around the bonfire Gary being Gary just last December. I will very much miss his visits, his infectious laugh, the truck and his “now listen here.”

  11. Dianne, such a shock hearing about Gary. Gary such a good neighbour, always willing to help out, loved to putter in garden, so generous in giving all of us produce from your garden. He was out in your yard and garden daily. My grand kids loved going over, see machinery Gary had, sit on tractor, get their pumpkins when grown in garden. Whatever we might need, Gary had it. Gary loved to chat. Neighbourhood is here for you Dianne. We all help each other out.

  12. Victor & Christine Hoaran

    Dianne, to you and family our sincere condolences. Gary was a lovely person, always a smile and offering a helping hand. He will be missed.

  13. To Dianne and family. SO sad to hear of Gary,s passing.My deepest condolences to you all. I knew Gary since highschool. always a great smile and freindly. Loved to dance. You are in my thoughts . Hold tight to great memories. hugs Mary Ann

  14. Heartfelt condolences to Gary’s family. I have fond, fun memories of Gary too numerous to count from childhood days growing up beside his family on the 12th line. He was very protective of my sister and I, and that same “big brother “ feeling continued into our adulthood. A very special kindhearted man for sure, who will be missed by all who knew him.

    Carolyn (Vanderburg) Smith

  15. My Condolence Diane and family, he will be sure missed, he was such a nice neighbor and so thoughtful loved to help everyone, roxy will miss him as well she loved going over and saying hi to Gary. Will miss seeing him around the neighbor hood. He always had fresh veggies to give away and his corn was amazing. so kindhearted

    Wendy and James

  16. Kerry Lynn & Jason

    So sorry for you loss Diane and family. Gary always had a smile on his face whenever we saw him.
    Kerry, Jason & Nathan

  17. Jeremy and Keri Compton

    Dianne, so sorry to hear about Gary. Our condolences. Gary has been a great neighbour and friend over the last 7 years. We are going to miss him greatly.
    We are here if you need anything at all.

  18. Dave @ Anne George

    I have to many good memory’s to list of Gary having growing in the 12th line community and S S # 18 school. A gentleman to the end may he rest in peace.

  19. Kathie Gray-Wilson

    Dianne I’m am so sorry and deeply saddened to hear that Gary has left us. He was a very kind and generous man and he made me feel so welcome. My condolences to you and your family on tour loss. Gary will be deeply missed.

  20. My condolences at this sad time. Gary worked with my late husband Arnold at Industrial Tankers back in the day. We had a lot of good times back then. I talked to Gary awhile back at a Wyoming Legion dance. I hadn’t seen him for years so it was nice to see him again.
    He was a really nice man.
    Shirley Cook.

  21. Sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. Always enjoyed talking with him at coffee shop. Went thru high school with him in Petrolia. Again Diane we are sorry for his passing. A good guy. Bev and Linda Byers.

  22. Leza Armstrong-Fiddick

    Dear Diane and Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Gary was a sweet, kind soul and a dear friend. We have many fond memories of Gary over the years, especially in the 70s. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Leza Armstrong-Fiddick, Lori Armstrong and Beverly Maitland

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