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Dwayne Gietz

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Gietz, Dwayne - This is a tribute to Dwayne Barry Gietz of Swift Current, SK who passed away on April 22, 2021 after years of health struggles, particularly with significant stomach issues related to a rare form of immune deficiency. Dwayne was born November 12, 1943 and raised in Hazlet and Big River, SK.  He spent some time working in the oil and gas industry before he took over the family farm south of Hazlet. He married Karolyn Bingham October 18, 1980 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hazlet.  In 1989, they made the move to Swift Current where they operated laundromats for almost 3 decades.  Dwayne is survived by his children Merlin (Crystal) and Twyla (Scott), grandchildren Clifton, Jackson and Emma, step-grandchildren Lexi and Bill, friends Lawrence and Art, brothers-in-law Mervin and Stan, sisters-in-law Patsy, Irene, and Mary and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Harriett and Gordon, wife Karolyn, siblings Keith and Jeanette, brothers-in-law Clifton, Ron, Clayton, Ted and Ed, sisters-in-law Millie, Audrey and Sharon.  Dwayne was a passionate collector of music: records, 8-tracks, cassettes and CD's as well as the stereo equipment to play them on.  In recent years, it often sounded like a party was going on inside his house as he loved to feel the sound vibrations of the music he played.  He also "collected" vehicles, often having many more than he could possibly drive, and he often couldn't resist looking at or calling about ones for sale. He loved going to country music concerts and he attended many with family over the years, along with his wife prior to her passing in 2011.  He was also a passionate sports fan - in particular, he loved to watch baseball, curling and football, attending in person when he could, often with one or both his children.  This was another way he bonded with his children who have also become passionate sports fans.  His favourite teams were the Blue Jays, Chiefs and of course his beloved Roughriders.  He always loved nature and being in nature, often contemplating (even in the last year) purchases of a travel trailer or motorhome so he could spend more time with his family.  Above all stood his family and friends in his list of priorities. He was always there for his children and their families and he relished every conversation and visit with them.  Some of his last words were about how being rich in relationships was far more important in life than monetary wealth. A private family service will be held May 1, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to MADD Canada, 2010 Winston Park Drive, Suite 500, Oakville ON L6H 5R7, or to the Swift Current S.P.C.A. P.O. Box 1163, Swift Current SK S9H 3X3.
Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
 

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Services

Private Service at a Later Date

Donations

MADD Canada
Suite 500 - 2010 Winston Park Drive, Oakville ON L6H 5R7

S.P.C.A.
Box 1163, Swift Current SK S9H 3X3
Web: http://www.spcaswiftcurrent.com

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