OBITUARY

Harold Kenneth Gignac

August 14, 1930June 6, 2018

Harold Kenneth Gignac, “Harry”, age 87, of Tampa, Florida passed away on Wednesday June 6, 2018. Born August 14, 1930 in Wallace, MI, the son of Simon and Clara Gignac.

Harold proudly served his country in the US Navy as a submarine ‘sonar man’, the most important job on the submarine we’ve been told (by Harry). After the navy he married Patricia, the girl who knocked his socks off on their first ‘blind’ date. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He spent his career in sales and advertising, a perfect choice for someone with his outgoing and personable nature.

Harry and Pat loved to travel and entertain. They spent many fun years together raising their 5 children and spending time with their 13 grandchildren. Picnics on the beach were a favorite. Harry’s hobbies included golf, tennis and gardening. Harry was always quick with a kind word or a laugh and often went out of his way to make others feel appreciated.

In Harry’s own words, he believed that, “We seem to always go somewhere else to have fun, when all the while what we’re looking for is all around us. I guess it takes a bit of aging to realize what seems so obvious. What you have around you is irreplaceable and priceless. Enjoy it! Cherish it!” Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Gignac. He is survived by his sister Beverly Evak, brothers Guy and David Gignac, daughters, Laura Gignac (David Gilbert), Diane Pyun (Irv) and Donna Knight (Mike); sons, Kenneth Gignac (Christie) and Douglas Gignac (Kim); and grandchildren, Harold Gignac, Maryn and Kyle Gilbert, Jacquelyn, Alex and Candace Pyun, Katie Lord (Jon), Julie Massad (Samer), Dana Knight, Kellie, Gwen and Chloe Gignac and Meadow Dorman.

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Harold's Mom, Clara

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Handsome Submarine Man

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