It's with deep regret that we announce the passing of Gary Wambolt, 69, of Lower Sackville, NS on Friday, July 17, 2020. He was born on March 23, 1951 in Sydney, NS.
With a keen sense of humor and a quick wit like no other, it was easy to instantly love Gary upon meeting him. He leaves behind his cherished daughter Cathy (Tymek) Koman, Melbourne, AUS; his beloved son and best friend, Jesse (Cari) Wambolt, Beaver Bank, NS; and daughter Sergeant Meghan Wambolt, Edmonton, AB who made him beam with pride. He also leaves behind his heartbroken partner Theresa LeClair of Lower Sackville, NS and stepdaughters Erin and Natasha. He was a loving grandfather to three girls who were the lights of life. The spirited Leeloo and Ziggy, and little Charlie Kay; as well as Theresa’s grandson Chase.
Gary was a skilled contractor, avid reader of mystery, and unofficial therapist to many. He was always willing to lend an ear and give advice to anyone who needed someone to lean on.
Hailing from St. Peter's, Cape Breton, Gary would often regale in animated and entertaining stories involving his very loved six brothers and sisters. He leaves behind devoted younger brother Robert (Cathy) Wambolt, St. Peter's, NS; sisters Lynn (Jim) Mullins whom he affectionately referred to as Ninny; Joanne Pringle, Burlington, ON; Lorraine (Raymond) Ferguson, St. Peter’s, NS ; Audrey (Donald) MacAulay. He also leaves behind sister-in-law, Gretta Keigan.
Gary was predeceased by his parents Todd and Abbie Wambolt, brother Ricky Wambolt, nephew Todd Wambolt, and brother-in-law Donnie Pringle.
The family would like to thank the staff at the QEII and Victoria General who were able to make Gary comfortable in his final weeks before he succumbed to a rare bone marrow disease.
Gary was a staunch lover of cats of any kind. Donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia SPCA on their website or by calling 1-844-835-4798. He would love it.
A celebration of Gary's life will be held on September 12, 2020 from 12-4 PM at the Lower Sackville Kinsmen Community Centre Hall.
"Well, it was nice to see me." - Gary Wambolt HRH