2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Garnet Leonard Wilkins September 10, 1949 - September 18, 2020

Suddenly at home on Friday September 18, 2020. Garnet Wilkins age 71 of South Mountain. Beloved husband of Brenda . Loving son of the late Lauretta Scharf and Louis Wilkins. Dear friend of Gloria Borts and her family. Cherished friend and surrogate father to many. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at South Gower Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Memory of Garnet may be made to Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kemptville. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). On-line condolences may be made at

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A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at South Gower Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Memory of Garnet may be made to Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kemptville. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). On-line condolences may be made at


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    Kimberly Telford says

    Brenda. My deepest condolences. My first impression of Garnet was not a very good one. I didn’t get his sense of humour. But he wore me down. I ended up finding out how big of a heart he had…but he could still be a pain in the butt too. I will miss his banter and the surprises in my mail box. RIP my friend. Hugs to Brenda and family.

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      Sharen Johnston says

      Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the sudden passing of Garnet.
      Sharen( Scharf)&Allan Johnston

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        Judy McGregor says

        Brenda I wish I could be with you through this difficult time. All my love and hugs to you. Everyone will miss Garnett and his humour. My heartfelt sympathy for you and all those who loved Garnett. Xoxo

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      Richard Larabie says

      My deepest condolences to the family during this devastating time.
      From your neighbor,Richard.

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    Dianne Cass says

    Dear Brenda, sending you my deepest sympathy on the passing of Garnet, may he rest in peace.

    Dianne Cass (Chesterville)

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    Sue Tousant (Nelson) says

    So sorry for your loss Brenda.

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    Janine Ross says

    Very sad to hear about the loss of such a great man. Worked with Garnet for many years, great sense of humour, many great memories. Deepest sympathies to Brenda, family and many friends. So sad😪😪😪

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    Linda Eisenberg says

    Brenda, we are heartbroken for you. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Garnet was a real mensch! He had more soul than most and gave of himself for the benefit of so many. We were lucky and blessed to have had him in our lives. He will be terribly missed.
    Love, Linda & Rusty

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      Peggy Mahoney says

      My sincere condolences Brenda.

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    Danielle (Tobin) Collier says

    Brenda, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you, hugs!

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    Vytas Vitkus says

    May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones. I know what you’re going through right now is very difficult, just know I am here for you. I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and and may the soul of your husband Rest In Peace. I will truly miss Garnet he was always an up spirited person to be around which I enjoyed his company and I will miss him as a true friend God bless Huguette & Vytas Vitkus

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      Ellen anderson says

      So sorry for your loss Brenda. It is with great heartfelt sadness that we have to say goodbye to Garnet. A very gregarious and generous man. When my sister, his cousin Linda, was in hospital with cancer, he made it a point to come a few times to visit and lift her spirits, which meant a lot to her. So sad and so sudden. May he Rest In Peace. Ellen Anderson

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    Susan van Leyen says

    So sorry to hear this. Such a nice man! My condolences to the family.

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    Marcella Favilla says

    My sincere condolences to the Wilkins family. I worked with Garnet and he always made life a funny challenge ! He will be forever remembered. May he rest in peace.

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    Christina Clement says

    My condolences to you Brenda.
    Also, to the many whom Garnet left lasting touches.
    I will truly miss his pranks, our talks, and mostly our friendship.
    Sweet pranks my friend.

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    Diane Barkley says

    Sorry to hear this , I worked with Garnet and enjoyed his humor and sweetness. Sympathy to the family.

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    Diana Fortier (McIntyre) and Clay says

    Our heartfelt condolences to you my loving sister. Garnet was the kindest, most giving man who adored you so very much. His sense of humour was undeniable and his caring nature was infectious. The perfect loving husband whom looked after you and treated you like an angel. Clay and I will forever remember the many years you two were best friends, husband & wife, forever soul mates. May God now take Garnet in hand and embrace him. Our hearts and prayers are with you in these most sad times. Love you Sis

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    pauline Mcintyre says

    So sorry for your loss Brenda , my thoughts are with you during this very dificult time ……. Love you lots cousin ,big hug to you xoxox

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    Jim Shimko and Donna Lewis says

    Our deepest condolences to Brenda and family on the loss of a wonderful man, great coworker and friend. Donna and I worked with Garnet for several years. Never a dull moment with Garnet and he made life a little more enjoyable. God Speed Garnet.

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    Tomasz Fafara says

    Garnet was a wonderful manager/supervisor to me at OLG. I always loved his pressence, he was fun to work with, he was kind and generous. I enjoyed his stories and the playfulness he brought in, day in, day out. He reached out to me over the years to visit and it never worked out on my end. I wish it had. He was a good person and he will be missed greatly. My condolences to his wife and family.

    Tomasz Fafara

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    Krystle Saunders says

    I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. He was such a great man and I would always look forward to seeing him in Canadian Tire. I will never forget how he drove me to my wedding and how much fun the time we spent together then and while making my wedding invitations was. He will be greatly missed by many. Prayers and thoughts are with you now and in the days to come.

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    Wade Mordy and Ginette says

    Our Deepest Condolences to Gloria and Mary as well as Brenda. Garnet was always full of stories and loved to play jokes on people our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time…

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    Sharon Kevin Smail says

    Condolences Brenda

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    Deborah Konecny says

    I just wanted to express my condolences to Brenda and family for the loss of cousin Garnet. We will miss his stories, from euchre parties to work ventures but he will be still in our hearts forever. The Wallace family

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    Bob/Robert Weagant says

    Dear Brenda
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Garnet’s passing.
    We offer our deepest sympathies!
    We spoke to Nancy Roderick and she shares your grief and offers her sympathy as well.
    Bob and Sandra Weagant

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    Doreen Young says

    It is a very sad day when the laughter and helping hand are no longer. This was Garnet. My deepest sympathies are with you Brenda and all the loving moments and memories carry you forward.

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    Ian Ashe says

    Dear Brenda
    Please accept my deepest condolences. Garnet was one of the interview team for Scotiabank when I applied for employment in 1995. I have been forever in his debt for selecting me at that time and news of his passing has come as a profound shock.

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    Florence Anderson says

    My condolences to you Brenda I was in total shock when I seen the most horrible news. He was a very lovely husband I didn’t get to know him very well but I use to here LeRoy and Helen talk about him. I will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to you today and days to come. Florence Anderson.

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    Dear Brenda
    We have had many opportunities to know Garnet through the outstanding connection you both have to Gloria Borts. The Kaplans and Borts have, over the years, linked in many ways and we have shared happy and sad times, too numerous to count. His warmth, kindness and good humor shone through at every occasion. He was a favorite uncle and great-uncle within our extended family. A bright new star shines in Heaven and its name is Garnet.
    Very fond regards,
    Vivian and Barry Kaplan

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    Kathy says

    Sorry for your loss Brenda💕💕

    Blair and Kathy Hillis

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    Michel & Cathey Brouillette says

    My deepest sympathies Brenda on your loss. I had great moments with Garnet over the years and the news of his passing leaves me numb. Take care of yourself. My thoughts are with you.

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    Pat & Terry McGregor says

    Brenda, Terry & I have have great memories of Garnet, you and your bird- apparently a male bird who laid eggs after being in the vicinity of our bird. Garnet was my boss but became a good friend- of course I was never the recipient of his practical jokes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

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    Brenda Winter says

    I’m so sorry for your loss Brenda. Thinking of you & your family at this difficult time.

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    Kim and Jody Scharf says

    We are forever grateful that Garnet took part in our wedding( he was a great MC and my chauffeur)
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda

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    Lee and Linda McCaslin says

    Brenda, Lee and I wish to send our sincere sympathy to you at this sad time. So many years since we worked at Morrisburg Scotiabank. I am so sorry we did not keep in better touch with both of you. Peace be with Garnet and with you.

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    France Legris says

    My heart is heavy today. Memories I have of Garnet will never leave me. He was indeed a man with a good sense of humor.
    Garnet always had something to say, always had a story to tell or always had an answer to anything and everything(he thought)…
    Brenda, may the love of those around you, provide comfort to get through the days ahead!
    France xxoo

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    Dennis Ruffo says

    When I saw the outpouring of condolences from people reacting to Cody Jefferies Facebook post, and although I didn’t know the man, I can tell he impacted many peoples lives. To all of you and especially my friend Cody, my sincere condolences for the loss of someone who meant so much to so many.

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    Barbara Elkin says

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Garnet was a wonderful person and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

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    Jean and Cleland says

    So Sorry for your Lost Brenda 🌹

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    Lisa Halliday says

    My heartfelt condolences Brenda. I always looked forward to our chats! He was so quick with a smile or laugh! I loved watching you two together and his love for you! He is going to be missed.

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    Gerry St Germain and Valerie Hatchard says

    Deepest condolences, Brenda. Garnet was a character who will never be forgotten and forever missed. He was a great friend in high school and later. So sorry for your loss. Please contact us anytime. 613-294-8783 Gerry and Val

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