It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gary Archibald of Dalhousie on Saturday, September 26th, 2020. Gary was born in Tide Head, the son of the late Earl and Stella (Porter) Archibald. He was one of five boys, Gordon (deceased), Jack (deceased), Leland (Oromocto) and Donald (Miramichi). He is survived by his wife Kathy (Hynes) of Dalhousie, daughters Shannon (Sean Harris) of Gatineau and Jodie (Carle Ensminger) of Halifax, grand-daughters Keara, Cameron, Maya and Fiona as well as many nieces and nephews.

Much like the garden beds he tended to with care, Gary approached all elements of his life with a caring devotion. His desire to better the community started when he studied recreation and community development at Algonquin College in Ottawa and then moved to Dalhousie in 1975, and continued until his passing. Gary devoted his life to the Town of Dalhousie and its people. While he retired from his role with the Town in 2003, he never stopped working to find ways to help the community, most recently serving as the current President of Dalhousie Rotary Club and an active member of the Board of Recreaplex.

Gary was a very engaged individual and there was little in life that didn’t captivate his interest. He was a kind and gentle soul who lived a full and happy life. He loved being with his family and making new memories. Although his accomplishments were considerable, his greatest pride was his two daughters.

We have lost a good man, and we will miss him!

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