MacQUARRIE; Gregory B., 61, of North Brookfield, Queens County passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 25th, 2013.
Born in Caledonia, Queens County, he was a son of Mary (Baker) MacQuarrie of Caledonia and the late Kendall MacQuarrie.
Greg started working at various jobs as a teenager. He picked tobacco, worked at Graves, Michelin, CN, in the woods with Alva Weare and Department of Transport until his retirement. In his younger years, Greg enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. Greg had a dream of owning a Harley which was realized. He owned a couple of Harleys for awhile, enjoyed them, then sold them. Greg was a homebody, but managed to visit his daughters and their families in BC for a few days. Another dream realized. While Greg never did learn to play a bass guitar, he still enjoyed listening to rock and roll music, especially Jimmy Hendrix. Greg had a dry sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke. His family loved his hearty laugh. Greg wasn’t much of a gardener but had endless patience for planting cucumbers and tomatoes. The highlight of Greg’s week was talking to his children on the phone and seeing Dryden and Elijah via Skype. For the last eighteen years, Greg bravely coped with depression and other health issues. The rare days of good health and feeling well were a gift.
He is survived by his wife Anita (Judge); his daughters Rebecca “Beck” (Carlos “Ringo”) Taylhardat of Vancouver, BC; Megan “Meg” (Chris) Plummer of Burnaby, BC; his son Brennan of Bridgewater. His grandchildren Dryden and Elijah. His sisters Wanda (Byron) Frail of Westfield and Cherie (Harold) Freeman of Caledonia. His brothers Douglas (Clara Dugas) of Pleasantville and Timothy (Sharon) of Chester.
He was predeceased by his infant son Benjamin.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, where a funeral service will be held Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. No flowers by request, donations may be made as an act of kindness to anyone in need, in Greg’s memory. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Please except my most deepest and heartfelt sympathy at this sorrowful time. I know no mere words that you and the family feel at this moment but maybe by knowing that others care and share your pain will help you through this difficult time.
I pray that Greg is now resting with our heavenly Father.
(In case you don’t remember me, I was Ingram’s grandson.)
There are no words to express the sadness that I am feeling for you and your family. There are no words of comfort to lesson the pain.
Keep your family and friends close for as long as they are able to stay with you, it does help. Time and distractions will also help. Call or drop by anytime. We can talk or just have a good cry.
Steve & Wendy Whynot
Our condolences to Greg’s family. I worked at Caledonia Transportation Base from 1999 to 2004 and had the opportunity to speak to Greg alot about music, fishing etc. We had many great talks and he will be missed.
Steve & Wendy
Anita, Megan, Becky,
I’ll never forget meeting Greg and you, Anita for the first time…with a basket of muffins on the arm, you were so welcoming, unassuming and kind to me. And that kindness never stopped. I always enjoyed chatting with Greg. He was such a soft, kind soul. May he rest in peace and may your memories of him carry you through this difficult time and for many years to come.
Love you, Clara
Darlene and Lee Sawler and family
Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Hold tight to the memories in the days ahead.
Donald and l were very sad to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent to you all.
cedric@ susan smith
anita and family we wish to send our thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time there are no words to ease the pain when you lose someone ,remembers those happy times in the days ahead love susan and cedric
I was sadden to hear of Greg’s passing. I enjoyed the talks we had..he had such a kind soul…. he will be greatly missed in this community…..my thoughts are with you all
Anita and family:
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and the family and if there’s anything I can do please feel free to call on me. My prayers and thoughts are with you all as I know what you are going through. Faith helps and heals.
Take care and God bless you all.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Take care.
Cindy Mooers ( co-worker)
Anita and family;
I have known Greg since he was a little boy;so sorry to hear of your loss.Just want you all to know our hearts and prayers are with you and all the family .
Anita,my condolences to you and your family.I know how hard it is for you all .My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Anita; I was shocked and saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. Please know that I am thinking of you and am offering a prayer that you and your family can support each other in the coming days.
Don and Elizabeth Webster
Anita and family, please know that you and your family members are in our thoughts. We offer sincere condolences on your sad loss.
Rev john r sullivan and son David former pastor
dear anita and family
we are very sorry hear about the passing of your husband Gerg
our love and support you in our prayer at this time and you need
please free call ,me on the phone
902 895 6575
from your former pastor and son
rev john r sullivan and son david
god bless you anita and family
Al and Sadie Huskins
Dear Family of Greg,
We wish to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to
you in your loss.Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you
at this difficult time. May memories of the happy times with Greg bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Al and Sadie Huskins
Anita and Family,
I was shocked to receive the phone call from Dad about Greg’s passing.
As a young girl growing up as neighbours, I have so many memories of “Greggie”. The morning walks to the bus stop when he would give a wave or nod as we waited for the bus or the many times he would wander through the bushes to help us clear the pond to skate bringing us more wood for the fire. The many weekend coffee’s at the Quick Way, discussing the headlines on the morning paper and a unsensored joke before leaving. I clearly remember the day I got the 3-wheeler stuck across the road in a mudhole. Greggie wandered over to offer his help.After much effort of digging and pushing, I was free to continue to my travels. Before departing, Greggie said ” you drive just like your father, good many times I had to push him out too!!
Wonderful memories of a wonderful husband, father, brother, Uncle and friend. May you find comfort in the many great memories you and your family have shared together. My condolences.
Marilyn Woodworth, Murray Frank
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Please know that we are thinking about you.
Marilyn & Murray
Duncan & Sandra MacInnis
Anita and family
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Judi and Bill
Nita and family,
We are thinking of you in this unexpected sad time. Rely on your inner strength, which we know you have, and the support of your friends and family. God Bless.
Alex and Marie MacLeod, Caledonia
To Anita, Becky, Megan and Brennan, we know that it must be a very difficult time for you. It is so sad to lose a loved one. We send our sincere condolences. This is the time to draw on the strengths of your family and friends to help you through. All the best to everyone. Sincerely, Alex and Marie MacLeod, Caledonia
Leigh and Catthy Merry
To all the family of Greg just watched the video and there were so many family pictures loving family pictures!!Hold tight to those memories and your family they are precious and can help in so many ways!!!Thoughts and prayers to you all and my God bless!!!
Anne Shay Kempton
My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends who knew and loved Greg. I went to high school with Greg. He was well liked and we even dated for awhile in junior high. Some of his closest friends called him ‘Snap”. It is a sad loss for everyone who knew him. My sincere condolences.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in your time of sadness.Hugs.
Bonnie Labrador & Jerry Mansfield
Dear Anita and Family
We are shocked to hear of Greg’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you.
Bonnie & Jerry
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Anita and family,We send our condolences to you and all the family.It was such a shock when we heard the news. We only live a short distance away so if anything we can do contact us. We used to have the occasional yarns with Greg. He was a very quiet neighbor and use to enjoy hearing him go up by on his motorcycle,knowing he really enjoyed his time driving.Our thoughts are with you at this very saddened time
Anita you are a strong, kind and wonderful person. You have a lot of inner strength which will help you and your family at this very difficult time. Rely on each other-that’s the blessing of families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Terje and Barb Rogers
Elaine Kempton & family
Sincere condolences to you & your family at this sad time.
philip and yvonne ingram
we are sorry for your loss
Callie & Kevin
Anita & family….Very sorry to hear of your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Duane Crouse and children
We are sorry for your loss
My Dearest Anita and family , may god hold you in the palms of his hands and comfort you at this sad time .
Anita, Brennan, Megan, Becky and families
It was with surprise and shock I learned of Greg’s death. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know I am thinking of you at this difficult and sad time.
Tammy and Charles vanDyk
Anita and family
Sorry to hear about Greg. I worked with Greg at the highway shed in Caledonia, for a few years. He was a very hard man to get to laugh, but like he use to say” Tammy you just don’t give up do you !Then he would just smile at me. I’m very glad that i had the chance to get a smile out of him.
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family
Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
Anita and family,
Pls accept our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time . Greg was a good guy , was honored to have him as a co-worker and a friend.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Apparently God has more work for you to do for him; so go show
him what a wonderful guy you are.
Anita, Becky, Megan and Brennan,
We were shocked and upset to hear of Greg’s passing. I have good memories of Uncle Greg that always make me smile. He was always kind, funny, conversational, but most of all he was a great dad who truly loved his children. Our hearts and prayers are certainly with with you and the entire family.
Scott, Kerry, Tarquin and Kenna
Rosie Veinot (Uhlman)
Dear Anita & Family,
I was so shocked when I heard about Greg. When I think of Greg I remember when I was a child and played with Cherie, I would be so excited to go play at her house. I had a big crush on Greg and thought he was the most handsome man around. He had a nice smile and was always friendly, just like the rest of his family. I am sorry he passed at such a young age, but you all have your memories and nobody can take those from you. I think about you different times and please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Take care xo , Rosie
Michael, Theresa, & Ronan Freeman
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences.
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.