Gary Veinot


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Sweeny's Funeral Home Ltd. - Bridgewater
35 York Street, P.O. Box 248
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 543-2587

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, May 10, 2024
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
78 Alexandra Avenue
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Gary William Veinot

It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we announce the unexpected passing of Gary William Veinot during the early hours of Saturday, May 4, 2024, after a very brief illness.

The only child of Joyce (Frail) and William Veinot, Gary was born on May 9, 1951, in Caledonia. He grew up in West Northfield, close to his father’s childhood home and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Gary worked hard all his life. He worked at Coca-Cola, Bowater Mersey, IGA, and in real estate before starting his own small business. Town & Country Property Improvements began with a farm tractor, a pickup truck, a wheelbarrow, and some tools in the 1970s, and that one-man operation grew over the next five decades into the success it is today.

Gary spent a lot of time working but he spent just as much time thinking and dreaming too. He was always reflecting on how things worked and making big plans, whether it was a ride at Epcot Centre or a new business venture. The difference between Gary and most dreamers was that he excelled at bringing his plans to life.

Gary left this world a much better place than he found it, making life-long friendships along the way. Gary was predeceased by his mother, Joyce, in 2003, and his father and best friend, Willie, in 2000. Left behind to miss him fiercely are his loving wife of 43 years, Rita, his daughter Tabitha (Paul Webber), his grandson, Gunnar, and his dog, Heidi.

Rita and Tabitha want to thank Dr. David Sibley and the nurses and staff of the medical unit of South Shore Regional Hospital for their incredible care and compassion for Gary and for us in helping to make his passing as peaceful as possible. We also want to thank the nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses for their care for the past few years. Finally, we want to thank Dr. Gregory Thibodeau for the extraordinary care and kindness he has shown to Gary over the past several years, both professionally and personally.

Public visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 9 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 35 York Street, Bridgewater. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, May 10 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, Rev. Simon Davies officiating. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or a charity that’s close to your heart.

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