June 25, 2016
John Gary Plaxton, at age 80, passed away in Montreal, on May 25, 2016. Born in Toronto on November 30, 1935 to Jean Murchie and John Plaxton. Survived by his loving wife and best friend Louise Charlebois, son Michel (Joanne Gamble), daughter Elizabeth (Frédéric Szulga) and granddaughter Cathryn. He was the oldest of 4 children: Jim (Stephanie Tjelios), Jill (Michael Johnston) and of the late Robert (Margaret Knowles). He also leaves brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, colleagues and students.
He had a long successful career in television, film and theatre. Actor, director, producer and teacher, Gary began his career in his hometown of Winnipeg. Then on to Ottawa, Toronto and finally in Montreal. He worked at CBC and Radio-Canada and also became one of Canada's first independent TV producers. He then happily and dynamically passed on his knowledge to a new generation, teaching drama in the Professional Theatre Department at Dawson College in Montreal.
The family will receive condolences on July 2, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a remembrance ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. at Alfred Dallaire MEMORIA, 4231 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z4.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gary Plaxton Memorial Award by calling the funeral home at 514 277-7778 or following this link www.memoria.ca
PLAXTON, Gary (John Gary Plaxton)
Born: 11/30/1935, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 5/25/2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gary Plaxton’s western – actor:
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV) – 2001 (President U.S. Grant)