Man of the land

Gary “Bird” Tabobondung passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022. Age 66 years.

Beloved husband of Maggie Tabobondung. Loving father of Ryan and his wife Kelly, Teena (Chris), and Rose. Cherished Papa of Payton, Dylan, Miya, Arden, Morgan, Melonie, Clay, Jaxsen, and Jacob. Missed by his great grandchildren. Loving son of the late Anderson and Eva Tabobondung. Dear brother of Donna and Ed, Carl, Alvin, Vera and Dan, Edith (the late Craig), Norman and Brenda, and the late Jack, Yvonne, Randy, and Norine. Forever remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and fellow firefighters.

A Celebration of Gary’s Life will take place at the Wasauksing Gathering Centre on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Sudbury Cancer Centre, Hospice West Parry Sound or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


My condolences to the family one of the nicest guys I've ever had to deal with sorry for your loss

-Rob Corris

Sending my deepest sympathies to Maggie and family.

-Cathy crawley

Sending my deepest sympathies to my Auntie Mugs and my cousins Teena and Ryan and to all Uncle Bird’s family and friends. My heart breaks for you all.
Love Jan and Family

-Janice Groves

My condolences to Maggie and family. Sending love and strength to all. Cyndi

-Cyndi Tabobondung

Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Loved chatting with him every time I was home on leave while in the military. Have a Grand Journey Bird.

-Kerry TenEyck

I will miss seeing Gary at the Tim's drive thru in the mornings!
His smile and his wave!

-Anthony Geroux

I’ve known Gary a long time we played ball and hockey together. I remember when he became Fire Chief.
He was a leader in your community always smiling love and miss him. Peace and prayers to your family from my family. The Dewars.❤️🙏🏻

-Jim Dewar

My prayers and hugs are with you Maggie and Family

-Anna McLeod

Saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. I have known Bird since public school. I wish you a swift journey !! RISP

-Tim White

Deepest sympathies to Maggie and entire family.

-Vince and Anita Chechock

Sending my condolences to Maggie and the family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

-Jean Beckett

Alvin and Carl, sorry to hear of your younger brother’s passing.

-Ken Williams

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Maggie and family
Bird was a such a power of example dedicated to family and community
He will be dearly missed
RIP Bird
Hugz to all in this time of grieving

-Anita Tabobondung

My sincere condolences goes out to Mag, Teena, Ryan and the entire family and community. I offer you my prayers and strength during this difficult time. Birdman was an awesome and happy man. Heaven welcomes home another loved one. D

-Dwayne Pamajewon

My condolences to Maggie, Ryan, Teena and family. Sending you strength and love to get through this difficult time.

-Clara Partridge

I am so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Gary was one of a kind and such a gentle soul.
He was such a proud Grampa!
Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

-Sara Cooper

Baamaapii, my friend. I have fond memories of our time in the ‘70’s as friends and teammates playing ball for the island. My condolences to all the family.

-Vern Douglas

Maggie and family. Prayers for the family

-Rick and Marilyn Capreol

Bird was one of the first people I met on Parry Island, as he was also part of the Frontiers Foundation (Operation Beaver) that brought me to the Island. As Bird lived across the street from Gran's, I remember many nights of 6 o'clock movies at her place & playing cards. Also recall all the baseball & hockey games! Most memorable was all the laughter and practical jokes!🥰

-Johanna Scholten (Joyce Tabobondung)

Sending my condolences to Maggie and family. RIP Gary ban.

-PAMAJEWONG Katherine E.