The death of Gordon Edward Gilroy, 80, of Salem,NS, occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Born in Salem, Gordon was a son of the late Martin and Catherine (Dowe) Gilroy.
Gordon was a man who took great joy from life. He was happy and easy going and was loved by all who knew him.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 54 years, Mary J. (nee Wood), Salem; a daughter, Stacy Taylor, Salem and a son, Mark (Mandy) Gilroy, Amherst; five grandchildren, Cody Dickeson, Tony Dickeson, Dravyn Taylor, Wyatt Carter and Emily Gilroy; a great granddaughter, Paisley Nix; three brothers, Lloyd, Lester and John; four sisters, Eleanor, Mary, Marjorie, and Betty, as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Besides his parents, Gordon was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777). Honouring Gordon's wishes, cremation has taken place. There is to be no services or visitation at this time.
Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gordon's online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.