Garry D. Gorton

Garry Gorton, a 57 year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019. He served as an Elder and on the Board of this church. Family and friends may meet from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm on Friday, January 25 at Dengel and Son Mortuary. Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 am, services will be held at Westminster with private family interment at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa with military honors by the United States Air Force.

We will miss this precious gentleman…he was someone you just loved being around! He was the patriarch of the family who Westminster holds dear to their hearts…Lawanda, his beloved wife, sons Brian (Tammy), Craig, Brent (Christy), and Chris (Jane), brothers Jack Porter (Nedra), Rex Porter (Dolly), Steven (Janet), sisters, Patty Wait, Shirley Hansen, and sister-in-law, Carol Gorton. He had 10 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The Gortons all sat together in the same place for years. It was a joy to see Garry and LaWanda with their beautiful granddaughter, Megan and her husband, Steven, children Jasmynn, Piper, and Aurora all together for so many Sundays in the same pew (along with Brian, Tammy, and Craig).

The family suggest memorial contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church, c/o Dengel and Son, 235 South Hickory, Ottawa. All are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Garry’s Tribute Wall at

Such a loved man here at Westminster and now in God’s arms