Gary Dale Perkins

December 1, 1952January 15, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Dale Perkins. He passed away peacefully at Yarmouth Regional Hospital on January 15, 2021 at the age of 68. Gary was born on December 1, 1952 in Digby, NS. He was the son of the late Maurice and Vera (Sanford) Perkins of Clementsvale, NS.

Gary was predeceased by his infant daughter Stacey Lee and his brother Robert (Donna) Perkins. Gary is survived and will be forever remembered by his wife Gilda (Ruggles) Digby, NS, his children Nicole (William) Wallace Clementsvale, NS, Jonathan (Lyndsay) Perkins Whitecourt, AB, grandchildren Nicholas (Danielle Comeau) Wallace, Alexander Wallace and Gage Perkins, and step children Natasha (Dave) Condon Onslo, NS, Collin (Robyn) Condon Deep Brook, NS and step grand-children Mason and Colbrun Condon. He is also survived by his sisters Kay (Paul) Hargreaves Carlton Place, ON, and Gloria (Roland) Trimper Doucetteville, NS, as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

In his early years Gary was a mechanic at Jack Gillespie’s Garage in Digby, NS. He then later would be employed as maintenance staff at CFB Cornwallis, Upper Clements Park, North Hills / Heart of the Valley Nursing Home. Gary was a jack of all trades and could fix whatever was thrown at him. Gary loved being with his family; whether sitting down to a good meal or hunting with his brother. He was a loving father and grandfather. Gary enjoyed visits with friends, taking drives to town, and if you knew him well he had a love of peanut butter.

The Family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors at Annapolis Royal CHC, Digby Hospital, and Yarmouth Regional Hospital for all their great care. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Canadian Diabetes Association. A private grave side service will be conducted at a later date. Share a memory or leave a condolence at


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Jack and Marilyn Wright

January 25, 2021

Gilda and family
So sorry to learn of Gary's passing.
I knew Gary and his siblings most of my life. I would occasionally run into him at Big Lake camp, and always had a good chat and a few laughs. He will be missed.

Vera Boudreau

January 23, 2021

Dear Gilda, we are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We send our deepest sympathy to you and all the family.
Vera & Rollie

Wayne/Linda Isles

January 22, 2021

Dear Gilda:

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Gary.
Remember all the wonderful times you and Gary had together and it will help you get through the difficult times.

Wayne/Linda Isles

June & Wendell Trimper

January 20, 2021

Gilda & family -We are sorry to learn of Gary's sudden passing . Our sympathy to you all. June & Wendell

James Longmire

January 20, 2021

RIP Uncle Gary. Condolences to my cousins Nicole, Jonathon, and all your family.

Charlotte ( wiles ) and Ralph fisher

January 20, 2021

Our deepest sympathy does out to Gary’s family, and friends.
And sisters Gloria and Kay and their families.
I will always remember Gary as a very kind and nice young man, which time and years can never change.
Know that you all are in our hearts and prayers.

Bruce Veinott

January 20, 2021

My condolances to Gilda and families on passing of Gary. I was fortunute to have worked with Gary at Upper Clements Park and to call him my friend

Deanna Brown

January 19, 2021

Sending sincere condolences, comfort and strength to the whole family as you face such a difficult time. Gary’s genuineness and kind heart will always be remembered fondly.

Sandra Meers

January 19, 2021

I so remember and always loved Gary's dry sense of humour and smiling eyes💖

Belinda Atwell

January 19, 2021

So sadden to hear of Gary’s passing. I will always remember Gary as a great partner in darts. I was fortunate to have Gary as a dart partner a few times and we shared a lot of laughs. Won a few times to. R.I.P. Gary. Condolences to Gilda and the family.