Gary Delmar Smeltzer, age 72, of Union Centre, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 9, 2020 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow, on May 2, 1948 he was a son of the late Thomas "Gus" and Blanche (Boutilier) Smeltzer.
As a young man, Gary worked with the Dept. of Highways and later was employed at Michelin Tire for 30 years until retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and tinkering outside in his garage . He also enjoyed going to McDonald’s every night for coffee. taking long drives and relaxing at the Pictou Waterfront and Caribou Ferry. He will be dearly missed by his partner Phyllis Smith; daughter Julie Reynolds (Karl), Maine; son Gary, New Glasgow; step daughter Carol Ann Rhyno, Alberta; grandchildren, Cory, Melanie, Rebecca, Makayla , Ariel, Connor and Kaiden and great grand children Trenton and Braelynn.
He is also survived by sisters, Betty Sauntry (Ben), Truro; Ann Ramsay (Mike), Calgary; Beverly Rogers (Glen), Ont. ; Renee Smeltzer (Morris), Ontario; brothers, Stewart (Ruby), BC; Ardie, Truro; special niece Darlene Smeltzer (James Dean), Trenton; brother-in-law, Bill Lafferty and several other sisters and brothers-in-law.
He was predeceased by his wife Deanna (Hughes); sister Esther Lafferty and brother John Smeltzer.
There will be no visitations or funeral service. A private family service will take place at Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin.
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There will be no visitations or funeral service. A private family graveside service will be held at Birch Hill Cemetery.
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