The Chronicle Herald Halifax, NS
Monday, April 18th, 2005
WILSON, J. Gary L. "Lefty" -
66, Halifax, formerly of Springhill, passed away in Halifax on Saturday, April 16, 2005, while doing what he loved best, dancing and enjoying life. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late William and Catherine (Leger) Wilson. Gary was a barber in Springhill, and in Halifax for 20 years at Demone's Barbershop, Agricola Street. He then moved back to Springill and opened his own barbershop. He later worked as a corrections officer at Dorchester and Springhill Penitentiaries for over 25 years. He was a member of the ATV Club. He enjoyed fishing, ATV-ing, playing games on his computer, pool with friends and dancing. A "master of the one-liner", Gary's wit and smile will be missed by his many friends, and his family, who were the light of his life and meant everything to him. He will be missed by all who loved and respected him, and enjoyed his positive outlook and friendly nature. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Catherine "Cathy" (Burke). He will be sadly missed by daughter, Catherine (Stephen) Bent, Halifax, and son, Michael (Natalie) Wilson, Lower Sackville. He was a special Papa to Kelly, Kyla, Chad and Chloe. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, D. Keith Wilson. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in Gary's name may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. On-line condolences may be made by visiting the website: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com "Live and enjoy life"