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Gary Mitchell Trask


Gary Mitchell Trask

It is with a heavy heart and sadness that the family of Gary Mitchell Trask announce his passing on Wednesday February 20th, 2019 at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born April 02, 1949 in Joggins, NS, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ellen (Langille) Trask.

Gary was a client of the GOVRC Workshop in Springhill where he worked from 1985 until retirement in 2018.  He looked forward each day to working with his boss, Ernie Rolfe, who always made him laugh, and enjoyed the many friends he made there.  He loved biking, going for walks, having coffee with his friends and his cat, Blackie. He also loved watching movies. Gary was very proud to have his own apartment, and with the help of Sunset Community and Joy, Christy, and Matt, as well as others.

Gary is survived by his sister, Beverly (late Phillip) Bennett, of HIllsborough, NB, and her children, Rick (Tammy) and Joanne (Robert); devoted niece, Lisa (Mike Gautreau) Wood, of Moncton, NB and her children, Amanda (Billy) and Terry (Angie), as well as his great great nephew, Tyshon and several great nieces and nephews.  Gary was blessed to have a loving girlfriend, Sherry.

Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Jr, and his sister, Sharon Wood.

Arrangements are under the care of The Jones Family Funeral Centre, (formerly Furlong~Jones Funeral Home), 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777) from where a time to gather and celebrate Gary's life will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 2-4 pm.  Burial will take place in the River Hebert Cemetery in the Spring.

 Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the GOVRC Workshop in Springhill, or the Joggins and River Hebert Fire Department.

Condolences and personal memories may be sent to Gary's family by visiting his online memorial at or through the The Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
Visitation Time
2-4 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre (Formerly Furlong~Jones Funeral Home)

Burial Date
Burial In The Spring
Burial Location
River Hebert Cemetery

Requested Charity
GOVRC Springhill; Joggins & River Hebert Fire Department