Gary served at Bracebridge, St. Thomas, Essex, Queen’s Park and Simcoe Detachments before retiring as a Staff Sergeant from Human Resources GHQ on November 30, 1996. Gary is survived by his wife Nora (Retired OPP Chief Superintendent Operational Planning & Community Policing), children OPP Sergeant Dean Skelding (Burlington Detachment), Terri, Lee-Anne and Lindsay.