Gary F. Tourville – South Hero

Gary F. Tourville, 67, of South Hero, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Gary was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Burlington, the son of the late Alfred and Mary Lawrence Tourville. He attended Lyndon Institute and Johnson State College. He started his working career at Thermal Wire and then Moon and Sons Gulf station in South Hero. Presently, he was employed as the Purchasing Manager for Lake Champlain Transportation. On July 4, 2000, he married Darlene Atherton in South Hero. Gary loved camping, skiing and riding his motorcycle, however, his happiest times were spent when he was at camp where he always enjoyed a good party. Among Gary’s survivors is a son, Matthew McGrath and wife, Nikka, of Shelburne. Gary was a respected member of the South Hero Rescue Squad and the National Ski Patrol at Bolton Valley. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 5 to 8pm in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7, in Milton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 11am in the funeral home. Burial will be in the South Hero Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to South Hero Rescue, PO Box 365, South Hero, VT 05486; or to C.I.D.E.R., PO Box 13, South Hero, VT 05486.