Gilbert, Allan Osborne “Dad” – Age 70 of Lawrencetown. It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of our much loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, on May 5, 2019. Born in Ingersoll, Ont., he was a son of Lillian (Dean) and the late Lorne Gilbert.
Besides his mother, Dad is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jennifer (Devonport), his heartbroken children, Tommy (Jen), Elaine (Jim); beloved grandson, Denver (and his mother, Deana Gilbert); chosen granddaughter, Ashley (Jay); siblings, Carol (Al), Lorne (Dorothy), Paulette (Bruce); sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan, Christine (Dave), Debbie (Harold), Nancy (Joey), Robert (Eveline), Ruth (Wade), Linda, Lisa; many much-loved nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by brothers, Johnny (April 2019), Clinton; brothers-in-law, Alex and Kim.
Dad worked as a tradesman in the drywall industry for 48 years and retired only due to injury. He was a loving, funny man. He was devoted to his wife, “Queenie,” and family, Leroy, Pearla and the young fella. He also loved all of his pets over his lifetime, whether they be birds, cats or dogs. Dad's favourite thing was to go to the family cottage in Tangier on weekends and mow the grass or putter around the yard, work on the various projects he and Alex had on the go, be on the waterfront or just relax with the neighbours for crumpets and tea. He loved to beat anyone he could in a game of crib, especially the neighbours. He loved to skunk you, and used his many game superstitions in order to win. Dad loved to eat, although by looking at him you would never know. Dad loved classic cars and always talked of his favourite, a 1956 Crown Vic. Anyone who met Dad could see he was a very special person and he loved having the sistas fuss over him.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in Colby Community Church, 131 Colby Dr., Cole Harbour. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite animal charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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