Gerry was fifth in a family of seven born to John G. and Alice M. (Stevenson) Garnett of Miami, MB. She received most of her education in Miami, only going to Winnipeg to United College for grade 12. She then entered Nursing at the then Winnipeg General Hospital. After graduation she took a course in Public Health and worked in Belleville, ON as a nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) doing home visits.
Cam was the eldest son of Alexander and Sarah E. (Campbell) Savage of Carman, MB. The Campbell, McIntyre and Savage families were settlers to the then Boyne Settlement area now known as Carman. He received his education in Carman. After graduation, he apprenticed with Mark Westaway at Westaway Pharmacy in Miami, MB. While working in town he met Gerry and the rest, as they say, is history.
They lived in Winnipeg, MB and raised a family of three girls and one boy but made many trips out to the country. When Cam retired in June 1981 they moved to the Garnett house on Collins St. and became involved in the community. They kept busy with many activities at the Friendship Centre. Gerry baked for fall suppers and supported the Miami Post-Secondary Education Fund. Cam volunteered at the Collingwood and Citizen’s Park and both could be counted on to provide rides to out of town appointments. They were small town at heart and were supporters of all that Miami had to offer.
It seemed fitting that their long association with, and support of, Miami be recognized. They supported many charitable organizations over the years and would have appreciated the goals of the Miami and Area Foundation. Donations, be they large or small, make it possible for the Foundation to support the local groups that keep Miami and the area a viable, vibrant community.
Donation made by:
- Savage, Catherine