GAY, Harold ‘Harry’ Lorne

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Advice/Games -

Harold ‘Harry’ Lorne Gay, (also known as ‘Mr. Spoons’), of Hal­i­fax, passed away to eter­nity to be with His Lord and Saviour on May 19, 2017 at the Vet­er­ans’ Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal. He was born on Fe­bru­ary 24, 1939 in Dart­mouth, NS to Ger­ald and Eve­lyn (Langille) Gay. Harry joined the Royal Cana­dian Air Force af­ter high school, where he served un­til he was in­jured and med­i­cally dis­charged.

Harry de­voted his life to mu­sic. He was an ac­com­plished vo­cal­ist and per­cus­sion­ist. In his later years, he en­joyed play­ing spoons for se­niors at Camp Hill and North­wood un­til the week be­fore his pass­ing.

Harry was pre­ceded by his spouse, Joan De­veau, whom he will be joined in burial.

Harry is sur­vived by his daugh­ters, Lorna (Dar­ren) MacLean of River Ryan, NS, Bar­bara Gay of Hal­i­fax, NS, Cather­ine (Michael) La­rade of Bear Cove, NS, and his son, James Gay of Hal­i­fax, NS; his grand­chil­dren, Ryan (Libby) LaPierre, Jo­lene Fougere, Evan MacLean, Adri­ana MacLean, Troy MacLean, Michaela La­rade and Vic­to­ria La­rade, and his great-grand­son, Ri­ley LaPierre; his sis­ter, Sally Arm­strong of Bridge­wa­ter, NS; his neph­ews, Larry Humphreys, Karl Arm­strong, Danny Arm­strong, and his great-niece, Hayley Humphreys.

A visi­ta­tion with re­cep­tion to cel­e­brate the life of Harry, where the fam­ily will be show­ing the “Life and Times of Harry Gay” will be held at J.A. Snow Fu­neral Home, 339 Lace­wood Dr., Hal­i­fax, NS at 6-8 p.m. Fri­day, May 26, 2017. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at West End Bap­tist Church, 1986 Pre­ston Street, Hal­i­fax, NS at 11 a.m., Satur­day, May 27, 2017. Burial will im­me­di­ately fol­low at Gate of Heaven Ceme­tery in Lower Sackville, NS.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions be made to Parkin­son Canada or the Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion. Con­do­lences may be left for the fam­ily of Harry Gay at: www.jas­now­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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