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GAVIN OLIVER WOODWARD

February 22, 1968 - July 19, 2018
Service
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
3681 Lyons St. (at Lawndale Av.)
Evanston, IL 60203
847.673.0409 | Map
Wednesday 7/25, 11:00 am

Memorial Service

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made for Gavin’s children through:

 

The Tripp Healy Foundation

(www.tripphealyfoundation.org)

6918 N. Mendota Ave.

Chicago, IL, 60646

 

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Remembrances of Gavin

A book is being compiled for Gavin’s children of letters and stories about Gavin from those whose lives he touched in a positive way. It would mean a lot to the kids to hear about what your friendship with Gavin meant to you, giving them a chance to see the Gavin we knew and loved. Tell a story, give a reflection of the Gavin we want to remember, or just say a few words of kindness about him. Letters may be mailed to:  [email protected].

Gavin Oliver Woodward, age 50, suddenly, July 19, 2018. Beloved son of Garry A. and Mardi G., nee Gill; loving father of Dillon, Carolyn, John and Matthew; dear brother of Shannon (Joe) Haughey, Garrett (Marissa), and Casey (Nic) Marx; also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be heldContinue Reading

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Bonnie DUNN Hayes left a message on July 26, 2018:
So very very sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful boy!!
patricia crockford left a message on July 26, 2018:
Mardi and Garry and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Don and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. Hoping all of your wonderful memories will help you thru this tragedy.
Diane House Kalebic left a message on July 26, 2018:
Dear Mardi and Gary - Please know that I am so sorry for this great and unspeakable loss. You and your family are in my prayers. With love, Diane
Ellen Sharpe left a message on July 26, 2018:
Mardi, my heart goes out to you. My sister, Margi Nelson, just told me about your loss. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. Thankfully, you and Margi are part of a wide circle of friends who can support each other. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you and your family, and take comfort in the love and support that surrounds you.
The Williams Family left a message on July 25, 2018:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ryan Newton (ISU Lacrosse) left a message on July 25, 2018:
I'm very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Shaw left a message on July 25, 2018:
To the Woodward Family.....my thoughts and prayers are coming to you at this terrible time. I'm so sorry for your loss of Gavin.
Gigi Goodman Hebb left a message on July 25, 2018:
Mardi and Family, my heart hurt when I heard about this. Can’t even imagine what you all are going through, nor can I express my sadness for Gavin’s family and friends. Just wanted you to know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers, along with many others I am sure. He’s now your angel!
Elizabeth Bernstein Donohoe left a message on July 25, 2018:
My heart goes out to all of Gavin’s immediate and extended family. May you rest in peace Gavin.
Betty and mills rendell left a message on July 25, 2018:
Our hearts go to your beautiful family may Gavin rest in peace
Brian Murtha left a message on July 24, 2018:
Sending prayers and hugs !
Sally Root left a message on July 24, 2018:
Mardi and Garry, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
The Menon Family (Sonia, Raj and Nina) left a message on July 24, 2018:
Dear Woodward Family - please accept our deepest condolences. May your memories of Gavin fill your mind, warm your heart and lead you through during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy XOXO
Kathy Meyers left a message on July 24, 2018:
Dear Woodward Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you!
Sharon Boldt Redding left a message on July 24, 2018:
Dear Mardi, there are no words of comfort at this time. May your family find the strength each of you need.
Peggy (Wilcox) Urie left a message on July 23, 2018:
Dear Mardi and Garry: I was so sorry to read about your loss. Something like this is so hard to understand and accept. I hope time and memories will help you. Peggy
Joe Meehan '86 left a message on July 23, 2018:
Dear Woodward Family, please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. I know that words cannot express the sadness you feel, but may you find peace and comfort in the memories of a very thoughtful, kind and gentle man in Gavin. RIP.
Kathiue Pettinger Woiwode left a message on July 23, 2018:
Mardi, I am so sorry for your loss; we almost lost our daughter a few years back; I can't imagine what you're going through. My prayers are with you, your son Gavin and all your family.
The Goodwin Family left a message on July 23, 2018:
The entire Goodwin family shares your sorrow. Gavin was a dear friend who left an incredibly endearing impact on our lives. We miss him and are thinking of you all.
Sandra L Graham left a message on July 23, 2018:
Dear Mardi and Garry, Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your beautiful son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sandra Rafferty Graham
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Nello Gamberdino left a message on July 23, 2018:
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson Gavin undoubtedly had a tremendous positive impact on the lives of all those who had the pleasure of meeting him. He will forever be remembered. Deepest condolences to the Woodward family.
The Calixte Family left a message on July 23, 2018:
Dear Woodward Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all right now as you mourn the loss of wonderful Gavin. My lasting memory of him was at our Halloween Party in which he dressed up as a 6'4'' tella tubby and danced from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the morning. He never once took off his costume but he danced the night away without a care in the world. It is now that he is with the angles and dancing to music of peace. Love to his four beautiful kids as well as his siblings, parents and many nieces and nephews. God Bless.
Michael Strening Jr. left a message on July 23, 2018:
Gavin always made me feel better about life, every interaction we had was always filed with so much fun. Any time I ran into Gavin the moments werre always filled with hilarity and kindness and it was like no time had passed since we had seen each other.
Dave McWhinnie left a message on July 23, 2018:
Minda, Patrick, Jason, Erika and I offer our most sincere condolences to all of the Woodward family. Gavin was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and all of his loved ones.
Marcus Girard left a message on July 23, 2018:
Gavin was a great guy I always looked up to....he will be missed.
Claudia Lehene left a message on July 23, 2018:
May God bless his soul. We’ll keep his family in our prayers through these difficult moments.
Julie Lynk left a message on July 22, 2018:
Gavin always seem to have a genuine smile for you when you saw him. We had some great conversations watching all the kids at swim team Practice and Matches when they were little guys. Our deepest sympathy for the family.
Lynn Miller left a message on July 22, 2018:
Terribly saddened to hear this awful news. Gavin was always such a source of laughter and fun at BC! Condolences to the whole family.
Les and michelin Lentino left a message on July 22, 2018:
Our hearts are saddened . Prayers for you!
Patrick Scott left a message on July 22, 2018:
Shannon and Woodward family - two generations of friendship between our families has meant the world to us and I know Gavin was the world to your family. From the Scotts to the Woodwards, we send our sincere condolences in this difficult time. Gavin is resting in peace now.
The Walts Family left a message on July 22, 2018:
Our condolences and thoughts are with you all.
Tim Abrams left a message on July 22, 2018:
Dear Woodward Family, I cannot express the sadness I felt upon hearing the news. It’s been a long time since I’d seen Gavin, but have never forgotten the generosity of your family bringing me along on your ‘86 Spring Break trip. Memories I’ll never forget. Rest In Peace my old friend. Tim
Don Sprague left a message on July 22, 2018:
Utterly numbed and devastated. A wonderful, dedicated, loving dad! Prayers for a very special family and dear friends.
Rob stejskal left a message on July 22, 2018:
My condolences to the family Gavin rip
Michael Krueger left a message on July 22, 2018:
My thoughts are with you Gerry, Mardi, Shannon, Garrett, and all extended family. I have great memories of the neighborhood and my neighbors. Our SJA community was enriched by Gavin’s spirit and we all carry fond memories of the times we shared growing up. I am saddened by your sudden loss but take solace in knowing that Gavin is at peace.
Gail and Jerry Prassas left a message on July 21, 2018:
Mardi and Gary, we were ever so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear son, Gavin. He will be missed by so many but everyone’s fond memories of him will live on. Our deepest sympathy is with your family at this time.
William Friedrich left a message on July 21, 2018:
Garry, Mardi and family we are so sorry for the loss of Gavin. Every encounter with your son was one of courtesy, warmth, and good cheer. He would always go out of his way to say hello on a chance meeting with him in the neighborhood and was a fine gentleman who was a manifest example of Woodward bon homie. You all are in our prayers as you weather this storm of sorrow and emptiness. Gavin is at peace and with the angels. Friedrich family
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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