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Coombs; Graydon Hartford

Posted By Obits On February 9, 2021 @ 3:59 pm In Obituaries | 54 Comments


COOMBS – Graydon H., 83, of Brooklyn, Queens County passed away suddenly on Saturday February 6, 2021 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
Born in Milton, Graydon was a son of the late Currie and Vera (Porter) Coombs.
Graydon started work at the early age of seventeen, as a welder for STENPRO (Steel and Engine Products) of Liverpool. Graydon then moved on to be both Owner/ Operator of his own business, Graydon Coombs Welding, before joining Bowater Mersey Paper Company, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia where he worked until he retired in 2000. Graydon enjoyed woodworking, carving, fishing, hunting and camping. Both Graydon and Jean loved their cottage on Tupper Lake where they spent the summers since Graydon’s retirement. Graydon was very proud of both his cottage and home, which he built with help from family and friends. He was always happiest when surrounded by his family.
Graydon is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Jean (Gardner); daughter Annette Coombs of Dartmouth; son James (Arlene) of St. John, NB; grandchildren Amy Young (Stephen Latter), Marcy (Steve) Brown, Tyler Rhynold (Carly Given), Lee Coombs (Cheryl Barnes), Angela Coombs and Graydon Coombs; great grandchildren Coedy, Dawson, Wyatt, Audrey, Kalen, Alyssa and Hank; brothers Lindsey (Marilyn) of Etobicoke, On; Stephen (Shirley) of Kingston, On.
Besides his parents, Graydon was predeceased by infant daughter Deborah, sister Betty Peach and brother Timmy.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Graydon’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Irving Whynot on February 9th, 2021 5:00 pm

Sorry for your loss .I knew and worked with Graydon for many years. RIP

Condolence from Rodney and Shelley Mansfield on February 9th, 2021 5:13 pm

Lee and Cheryl and family: please accept our condolences! I will never forget the day at the cabin with our snowmobiles ! Graydon was a great hostess and took us across the lake . We are here if you need anything Lee !

Condolence from Ray & Evey Wolfe on February 9th, 2021 5:20 pm

Sorry to hear about Graydon. Our condolences to the family.

Condolence from Judy Hyson on February 9th, 2021 5:47 pm

I am sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing! My condolences to his family!

Condolence from Darren & Krista Peach and Family on February 9th, 2021 6:02 pm

Very sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Kim & Steven Moulton on February 9th, 2021 6:05 pm

Thinking of the family during this difficult time. Lots of stories still ready to be told as Graydon was a story teller.

Condolence from Louise on February 9th, 2021 6:08 pm

I had the privilege of knowing this great man through our friends ,And I often spoke to him at the grocery store I was in total shock when I found out .
Sending Condolences and prayers for all the family and friends of this great man.

Condolence from Nancy Moulton on February 9th, 2021 6:18 pm

Jean , Annette , Jim & families , so sorry to hear about Graydon , our thoughts & prayers are with you all at the sad time ❤

Condolence from Dot peach ( Norman) on February 9th, 2021 6:19 pm

So sorry to hear of Graydons passing. My thoughts and hugs are being sent your way xo Hold your memories close to your heart and he will always be there

Condolence from butch macleod on February 9th, 2021 6:24 pm

So sorry to hear about Graydon. Many good times we had at your place and west Caledonia. He will be missed.

Condolence from Angela Morton Roy on February 9th, 2021 6:58 pm

Dear Jean, Annette and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Graydons passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Angela and Jeff

Condolence from Wayne Davis on February 9th, 2021 7:02 pm

So sorry to hear this news. Although I never met him I was friends with both children. My thoughts go out to them, as well as the whole family.

Condolence from Harvey Rhynold on February 9th, 2021 7:18 pm

Jean, Jim, Annette and Family members, so sorry for your loss, I will always cherish the memories of him, he was a great father in law and friend. He taught me a few things over the course of 35 years, And I could sit and listen to his stories over and over when he was younger and working away. God bless you all.
And Graydon, I will see you someday again along the trail. Love always Harvey

Condolence from DAVID AND BEATTIE BARNES on February 9th, 2021 7:23 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Graydon passing David was telling me some stories when he was working at stenpro with him lots of laughter will miss seeing him in town our love and prayers we send to a wonderful family

Condolence from Heidi Huskins on February 9th, 2021 7:54 pm

To Graydon’s family, I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed our chats at Home hardware or where every we would run into one another. I really liked Graydons name and even asked if i could use it which he thought was a wonderful idea. He will be missed. My condolences. ❤

Condolence from Joanie Frontera on February 9th, 2021 8:23 pm

Praying for Annette and the Coombs family as they celebrate the life of their father, husband, and great/grandfather. Love, Joanie and Jeff Frontera, Missouri

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on February 9th, 2021 8:52 pm

We are so sorry to lean of Graydon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

Condolence from Jordan and Bella Oickle on February 9th, 2021 9:17 pm

Sorry for loss. I worked with Graydon at Stenpro.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P.Graydon

Condolence from kenny veinot on February 9th, 2021 9:23 pm

Worked with Graydon for many years in the Welding shop at Bowaters. I learned a lot from him and I will always have great memories of our chats, Talks about snowmobiling and the laughs we had. He was a great guy….I am sure “Buck” will be waiting at the gates. Have one for me guys. 🙂

Condolence from Susan Verge on February 9th, 2021 9:29 pm

I am so sorry for your sudden loss. He was one of my favorite customers. He would come into the smoke shop at the Superstore to get his newspaper and 2 scratch tickets for his wife. We would have a little talk about how I would never give his wife any winning tickets. I will miss his visits.

Condolence from Bob, Karen, Hannah and Luke on February 9th, 2021 9:40 pm

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. We always enjoyed having a chat with Graydon and we were both glad that we were able to do that at different times very recently. I hope you all find some comfort in knowing how much he loved his family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Condolence from Paul Connolly on February 9th, 2021 9:52 pm

So sad to hear of Graydons passing my condolences go out to his family as he will sure will be missed. He was one of the best work partners I had the pleasure to work with at Mersey.

Condolence from Shelley Boens on February 9th, 2021 10:12 pm

Coombs family : So sorry to hear of Graydons passing grew up with Annette and Jimmy so knew them well. Im sure he will be missed by all of the family and friends for sure. Keep his memories alive and him close to your hearts and he will always be with you in spirit. Hugs to you all.

Condolence from Susan M MacLeod on February 9th, 2021 10:49 pm

I am so very sorry to hear Graydon has passed away. I was shocked to read this today. My sincere condolences.

Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Marie Wambolt on February 10th, 2021 1:13 am

Dear Jean and family. I was very sorry to hear about Graydon. Last time I saw you and Graydon was at the Blarney stone. I stopped to say hello he didn’t remember me until I told him my husband’s name. That’s been about two years I was very happy to see you both. It’s not easy losing your partner, sharing your memories will help get you through the difficult times. RIP. Hugs to you and your family

Condolence from Sheree Chandler on February 10th, 2021 6:04 am

To the Coombs Family,

Deepest sympathies in the loss of your beloved husband , father, grandfather, and brother.

May memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Diane & Aubrey Coombs on February 10th, 2021 8:01 am

Dear Jean and family, so sorry for your loss, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Condolence from Judy Smith on February 10th, 2021 8:16 am

Jean and Family, Lindsay and Family, Stephen and Family,

Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Ken and Judith (Coombs) Smith

Condolence from Staff & Management of Source Atlantic on February 10th, 2021 8:21 am

Jim & Family, we are very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Lloyd Hazlett on February 10th, 2021 8:25 am

Condolences to the family from Lloyd and Joan Hazlett. I am left with many great memories growing up with Graydon on Moosehill.

Condolence from harvey oickle on February 10th, 2021 8:33 am

sorry for your loss he was a good person my mom grew up with him on the same hill condolences from my whole family to yours

Condolence from John A Hupman on February 10th, 2021 8:44 am

Sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing, my condolences to the family. Graydon and I had business dealing years ago, a good man to work with.

Condolence from Peter Young on February 10th, 2021 8:54 am

Jean, Annette, Jim, Amy and the rest of the family,

I am sorry to hear about Graydon. We spent a lot of time together many years ago, and he and Jean really showed what a couple really is. Hard work was natural to Graydon, and he knew more tricks to his trades then just about anyone else.

I am sorry for your loss.

Peter Young

Condolence from John & Nancy Leefe on February 10th, 2021 9:05 am

Jean and Family, we are so sorry to learn of Graydon’s passing. He was universally liked and he leaves many happy memories for friends and acquaintances.

John & Nancy Leefe

Condolence from Kim Masland, MLA on February 10th, 2021 9:24 am

To Graydon’s Family,

Please accept my condolences for your loss. I hope your many great memories together give you peace and comfort. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

Condolence from George Fletcher on February 10th, 2021 9:42 am

We were sorry to hear about Graydon. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Dennis Harrington & Sherrill on February 10th, 2021 10:53 am

Sending sincere condolences to the family, take care.

Condolence from Charlene & Carl Veinot on February 10th, 2021 10:56 am

Jean, Annette, Jimmy & Families :

We were so sorry to hear of Grayson passing. Keep all the wonderful memories
that you have of him close to your heart and hopefully that will help with the
healing process. Our thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. Take
care of one another. We know that he will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Doug and Pat Lohnes on February 10th, 2021 1:39 pm

Dear Jean and Family: I was surprised and saddened to learn of Graydon’s passing. He was a great guy ,
I always enjoyed our conversations . Please accept our condolences.

Condolence from FREDA HATT on February 10th, 2021 3:10 pm

Sorry to hear of Graydons passing.Understanding sympathy to Jean and all the family.

Condolence from David whynott of mersey point on February 10th, 2021 5:36 pm

To Jean and all of Graydon’s family I send my sincere condolences. I will miss seeing Graydon at the grocery store and having a short chat. Knowing him most of my life it was always a pleasure chatting with him. Bless you all at this sad time.

Condolence from nelson.duquette on February 10th, 2021 6:42 pm

Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of mourning.
Sending you heartfelt wishes.
Connie and Nelson

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on February 10th, 2021 8:33 pm

Very sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing.Condolences to all his family.

Condolence from Clark and Sandra Hebb on February 11th, 2021 10:19 pm

To the family of Graydon Coombs, Was very shocked to hear of Graydons passing, please accept our sincere condolences. .

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on February 11th, 2021 11:01 pm

Jean & family:

Very sorry to read of Graydon’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences.

Condolence from David, Alison and James Nuttall on February 12th, 2021 10:07 am

Jean, we are saddened to hear of Graydon’s passing, and our hearts go out to you, and to your family…
I will really miss his visits with me on the road.
Dave, Alison and James Nuttall

Condolence from Paul and Gloria Whynot on February 12th, 2021 5:55 pm

Lee and Cheryl,

Paul knew your granddad for many years. He was a well liked and kind man. Please except our sincere condolences.

Paul and Gloria

Condolence from Verna Whynot on February 12th, 2021 6:39 pm

To Jean, Jim ,Annette and Families,

My condolences to the family!

Condolence from Verna Whynot on February 12th, 2021 6:44 pm

To Lindsey, Marilyn, Stephen and Shirley,

Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from ashley r whynot on February 12th, 2021 7:30 pm

To Lee, sorry to hear about your grandfathers passing, cherish all the memories.

Condolence from David Young on February 13th, 2021 1:11 pm

To Annette and the members of the Coombs family, my deepest sympathies. “Cry not because they have gone, but smile because they were here!”

Condolence from Douglas and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield on February 14th, 2021 3:03 pm

So sorry for your loss. Graydon was such a nice man and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Condolence from Jennifer on February 17th, 2021 8:57 pm

Jean and Family

We are so very sorry to hear of Graydon’s passing we will certainly miss our chit chats at the store and the stops he would make just to say hi you’re in our thoughts and our hearts cherish all the wonderful memories you have

Pat , Jennifer Frail and Family

Condolence from Rick and Georgie on February 22nd, 2021 4:25 pm

My condolences to all of the family . I will miss Graydon and all of his stop overs coming over with his Honda ATV which he was pretty proud of not costing him a dime on repairs along with his story telling and as everyone knows Graydon sure could tell a story . Take care everyone and I will see you at the cottage this summer Jean .

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