Gentles, Lawrence Arthur “Laurie” – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Lawrence “Laurie” Arthur Gentles, age 82, of Halifax, on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Arthur and Laura (Horne) Gentles.
He was a member of the Local 56 Plumbers Union and worked for many years as a Projects Manager for Steen Mechanical Contractors. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteered for St. Vincent de Paul.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Genevieve (MacNeil) Gentles; sons, John (Endu), Blair, and Robert (Zoe Ellen); grandchildren, Myles, Robert, Tyler, Jacquelynn, Anthony, Joshua, Thomas, Marcus and Mya; brothers, Donnie (Eva), Ronnie (Karen), and Jackie (Betty); sisters, Gloria (David) and Paulette (Lowell); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Brian; brother, Leonard; sisters, Florence, Beverley and Betty Lou.
He will be remembered fondly for his love for family and his time at the card table. He was very active in his grandchildren’s lives and loved them dearly as they did him. He will be forever missed by everyone.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Funeral mass on Wednesday, December 5th at 10:30 a.m. with visitation on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-8 p.m., in St. Benedict Parish in St. Joseph’s Room, 45 Radcliffe Dr., Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or another charity of your choice.
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