Born In: Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: July 12th, 2012
Gary Layton Davidson - 65, of Coldbrook, Kings County, formerly of Kentville, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Hugh and Kathleen "Kay" (Farris) Davidson. Gary was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a packaging specialist with Unisource Canada Incorporated for 35 years until his retirement. In his earlier years, he had been employed with H. C. Lindsay Funeral Home and Ambulance Service, working on funeral services and ambulance calls. He was a former volunteer fire fighter with the Wolfville and New Minas Volunteer Fire Departments. A community advocate and an avid sports fan, he coached soccer and hockey teams and was involved with the development of soccer in the Village of New Minas. Gary was also a member of the Ken Wo Golf and Country Club and a former member of the Yarmouth and Hantsport Lions Clubs. He enjoyed the outdoors and helping out in his community. He is survived by his wife, the former Heather Louise East; a daughter, Jeanette (Paul) Jensen, Pretoria, South Africa; a son, Gary Maxwell "Max" (Lisa), Coldbrook; four sisters, Joy Manning, New Minas; Juanita (Bill) Clahane, Centreville; Phyllis (George) Heath, Falmouth; Barbara Holesworth, Lower Sackville; a brother, John (Doris), Greenwich; two grandsons, Morgan and Nathan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Donna; a brother-in-law Leland “Herk” Manning. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, Pastor Mark Sypher officiating. Special thanks to the Emergency Medical Services, Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Team Members. Our sincere gratitude to Pastor Debra for your compassion, prayers and support over our loved one’s final days. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.