Jimmy McGarry died 3 am. Tuesday in Whitehorse General Hospital from injuries received when his car rolled over July 27 at Mile 28 on the Mayo Road.
His death was caused by a bad fracture of the pelvis, internal injuries with severe complications.
Mr. McGarry was born 28 years ago in Belfast, Ireland. He came to Canada about five years ago to follow his trade of cook. On his first visit to Whitehorse, he was an army cook. He stayed less than a year, then travelled home to Ireland for a long visit.
Musically inclined, Mr. McGarry had a tenor voice. He liked to imitate Al Jolson and was billed at home as Britain's Al Jolson. He used for his stage name, "Larry
Peters." He was a member of the famous Choir Clonard of Belfast
In Canada, Mr. McGarry once sang at the Cave in Vancouver. He sang in Alaska for a month. Locally he played a leading role with the AOTS Minstrel Show this spring.
His sister Mrs. Gloria Sowney and two children, seven and eight, arrived in Whitehorse last Friday from Montreal.
Mr. McGarry played a season as a winger for St. Andrews, a team in the Pacifie Coast Soccer League.
Many friends rallied with offers of help as soom as news spread of the tragic accident. Jimmy's popularity was clearly shown by the immediate response to the need for assistance.
Mr. McGarry had been a bartender at the Taku since the last week of April.
Mass was held at 3 pm. Thursday. Funeral services followed the mass. Pall bearers were Pat Kane, Frankie Hughes, Cal Miller, Wally Hyde, Leo Lortie and Steve Rifkin.