It is with sadness that was must announce the passing of Gary W. Fagan, age 61 of Amherst. Gary passed away peacefully at the Cumbeland Regional Health Care Center on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
Born in Sackville, NB, he was a son of the late Marc. J. and Edna (Comeau) Fagan.
Gary was raised in Amherst and attended Saint Charles School. He graduated from Amherst Regional High School and went on to attend Mount Allison University where he graduated with a B.A. and a B.ED. with honours. He taught school in New Brunswick until 1986, returning to Amherst and spent the last 21 years teaching at Parrsboro Regional High School, retiring in 2007 Gary was a devoted member of the Holy Family Parish Church where he was a member of the 9 AM choir. He performed in various plays with the Tantramar Theater and enjoyed bowling, good music and movies. He was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus.
He will be dearly missed by his Aunts Lorraine Melanson, Lydia Lirette and Viola Corbett, all of Amherst and Uncle John Comeau, Quebec and Emile Melanson, Amherst, as well as many cousins too numerous to mention.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will take place on Sunday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from the Holy Family Parish Church on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11 am, Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will take place in the St Charles-Nativity Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Gary's memory may do so to the Holy Family Parish Building Fund or the Saint Vincent de Paul Fund.