Gary Brian Smith

5 May , 194710 January , 2019

SMITH, Gary Brian age 71, Shelburne and formerly of Digby passed away January 10, 2019 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Bridgetown, he was a son of the late Fred and Rose (Weir) Smith.

Gary was very talented when it came to making belts, purses, and wallets out of leather. Gary was a member of the Digby Wesleyan Church.

He is survived by daughter Rosie, son Gary Jr., sister June Denton, Winnipeg, and brother Harold Smith, Toronto. He was predeceased by his wife Nancy, and sister Evelyn. No visitation by request.

A celebration of Gary’s life with his church family will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from the Digby Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby at a later date.Donations in memory can be made to the Digby Wesleyan Church or to the Digby Food Bank. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne’s Funeral Home 7, Birch St. Digby. (902)-245-2525. On line condolences to


  • A Celebration of Gary's Life Sunday, 13 January , 2019

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Brian Connell

14 January 2019

Remember the times when we were a lot younger playing hockey on the ponds and in the old rinks.Gary was older but living across the street we always were in touch.To Gary and his family my condolences.God bless.

Heather Pollock (Connell)

13 January 2019

There are many memories of Gary from childhood as he was our neighbour who spent many hours at our house and in the field playing ball.
Having been away from Nova Scotia for over 50 years now I only continued to know about Gary through my mother, Betty Connell. Mom would tell us about Gary visiting with her and calling her to give her updates about his life. She was very kind to Gary and always wanted to know his whereabouts. Have not heard about Gary since Mom’ s passing .
Gary’s life was not easy but it seems he found contentment through craftsmanship of leather goods.
My condolences to his children and family.

Louise Harvey

12 January 2019

sorry to hear about Gary.s passing I remember the night we got a call from him and Nancy they had missed the Bus . we went to get them and put them up for the night .Gary was a good guy he was a good friend to my Brother