It is such an honor to belong to this incredible community. So many have supported our family through these difficult times.  The generosity we have seen in honor of Toby’s memory is further proof to how many lives he touched. We appreciate the donations made to the organizations he belonged to.  He was the most alive when participating in these activities.  We are touched by how you have chosen to remember him through his passions.  Thank you for supporting these organizations in his name.

Remembering Toby Gard

Toby William Thomas Gard, 16, of Breckenridge, CO.  Tragically ended his life on April 20th, 2020.

Toby was born on December 19, 2003 at Vail Valley Medical Center to Brian and Heather, Lée Tinker, Gard. Toby will be remembered for his kind, gentle nature, brilliant smile, friendship to all that he met, natural athleticism and adventurous spirit. He was most at home while participating in sports or enjoying the outdoors. He loved hockey, and was passionate about kayaking, skiing and lacrosse. He also played baseball and basketball. Toby gave back to the sports he loved by being a mentor for Colorado White Water Association, coaching and officiating hockey, umpiring baseball. Toby is also a donor. 

He is survived by his parents, Brian and Heather Gard and sister, Leah Gard. Grandparents Bill and Stephanie Tinker of Breckenridge, CO and Tom and Barbara Jean Gard of Evergreen, CO. Uncles and Aunts include: Travis Tinker of Breckenridge, CO; Kevin ( Rachel) Gard of Morrison, CO; and Loren ( Claire) Gard of Bend, OR. Cousins: Macy Gard ( daughter of Kevin Gard and Amy Toal Gard); Tatum and Gavin ( sons of Kevin and Rachel).

Due to the current restrictions of CoVid19, Toby’s Celebration of Life is set to be held at a later date that will be communicated to the community by the family. At this time the family is requesting the community celebrate his life by donations to: Summit Hockey, 10th Mountain Lacrosse, Colorado Whitewater Association, Summit Youth Baseball or their GoFundMe page.

Family Wishes

Toby’s family wants everyone to donate to the organization/sports Toby was passionate about. See below for links to his favorites.

Baseball

CHECKS – PLEASE SEND TO
PO BOX 1406
FRISCO, CO 80443
(MEMO: TOBY GARD MEMORIAL FUND)

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Lacrosse

CHECKS/CASH: MAIL OR DROP OFF DONATIONS TO ALPINE BANK
PO BOX 4457
FRISCO, CO 80443
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO 10TH MOUNTAIN LACROSSE (MEMO: TOBY GARD MEMORIAL FUND)

Rafting

CHECKS – PLEASE SEND TO C/O GAIL TUBBS
3061 OAK ST
LAKEWOOD, CO 80215
(MEMO: TOBY GARD MEMORIAL FUND)

Hockey

CHECKS – PLEASE SEND TO SUMMIT HOCKEY
PO BOX 8470 
BRECKENRIDGE CO 80424
(MEMO: TOBY GARD MEMORIAL FUND)

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