Garry B. McCourt 1917 – 2001

Garry B. McCourt, pioneer development geologist, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the age of 84.

Garry was born to Leo and Sarah McCourt, in Orillia, Ontario on June 9, 1917 and grew up in nearby Washago, taking his schooling there and in Orillia. He entered Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1938 but left in 1941 to enlist with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengary Highlanders. In June 1942 Garry married Barbara McWilliam of Picton, Ontario, and in September he went overseas...

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