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  1. John Beuree
    September 29, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

    Nora,

    Please accept my deepest condolences . I really regretted missing Gary’s funeral as I broke my leg in two places . I have many fond memories of our youth but most of all I remember how Gary always bounced back after numerous mishaps and injuries to maintain a cheerfulness and animation that made him a joy to encounter. I know as well what a positive change you brought to his life when you met and can only imagine the grief you now feel in his passing.

    It’s a sadder world knowing I won’t run into him again in this life.

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  2. Donald R Macleod
    September 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    To Nora and Family. Gary/Dad was a good man. I admired him on many levels.
    I shall miss seeing him and his big grin. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    De Colores. Don MacLeod

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  3. Nora Deal & Family
    September 26, 2016 @ 9:13 am

    Thank you Betty Ann.

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  4. Theresa Revoy
    September 24, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

    Nora and boys, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much.

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  5. Lowell and Rose DeLong
    September 23, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    To Gary’s family:
    Our condolences in your time of sorrow.
    We pray you receive peace and comfort in this time of need.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:07 am

      Thank you so much.

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  6. Dave and Chalene MacInnis
    September 23, 2016 @ 11:05 am

    Jeff and family, we are very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Although we did not know your Dad personally, we know you and in reading about him know that you, Jeff have inherited his warm, caring personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    • Jeff
      September 26, 2016 @ 11:32 am

      Thanks very much for the kind words.

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  7. David Clough
    September 23, 2016 @ 9:53 am

    I was saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. A great guy. First met Gary 60 years ago when we were students at St. Stephen’s School. We also were co-workers at N.S. Power. My sincere condolences to Nora and family.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:08 am

      Thank you so much David.

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  8. Fred and Jackie Lorette
    September 23, 2016 @ 9:23 am

    Nora and family, sorry to read of Gary’s death. We all became friends working at St. John Vianney’s in the 70’s, going too and working with Gary on Cursillo’s. Love and prayers for you and family.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 9:16 am

      Thank you Fred and Jackie. Lifelong friends.

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  9. Herm and Rose Wills
    September 22, 2016 @ 7:40 pm

    Hi Nora; Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, and even more sorry that we shall not be able to attend the service tomorrow. We are still down at the Baie St. Marie. Our prayers and sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow.<

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 9:17 am

      Thank you so much Rose and Herm.

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  10. CRain Breakspear
    September 22, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

    Sorry for your loss Tom. Take comfort in the fact that your father lives on through the people he has touched.

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  11. Marlene Mader
    September 22, 2016 @ 2:23 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the good memories that you hold dear and the support of friends and family at this difficult time.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:09 am

      Thank you Marlene.

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  12. Prudy Fox
    September 22, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Dearest Nora and Family
    I was saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Find solace in wonderful memories.
    Sincerely,
    Prudy Fox

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:10 am

      Thank you so much Prudy.

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  13. Judi and Michelle
    September 22, 2016 @ 9:57 am

    Our sincere condolences to the Deal family. We always enjoyed Gary’s stories and his great sense of humour. He helped more people than you will ever know.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:12 am

      Thank you Judi and Michelle.

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  14. Susan Cruickshank
    September 22, 2016 @ 7:03 am

    Joe and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  15. Tamm Young (Fenn)
    September 21, 2016 @ 4:54 pm

    Nora, Joe, Tom, and Jeffrey – I was very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May you hold each other tight and remember all of the good times you shared as a family.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Thank you so much Tamm. It was nice to hear from you.

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  16. Kathi Westhaver
    September 21, 2016 @ 4:52 pm

    My condolences to the Deal family. I have many childhood memories of Gary visiting at our house. He was a very sweet man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:15 am

      Thank you so much Kathi.

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  17. Errol & Lesley Meisner
    September 21, 2016 @ 1:26 pm

    Dear Nora and family:

    We too enjoy the early retirement and the one day at a time pace of our lives. Gary was a great guy and we are saddened to read of his passing. My God grant you peace with your beautiful memories. Please accept our deepest condolences.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:15 am

      Thank you so much.

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  18. Marjorie Landry/Gardiner
    September 21, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

    Nora and family my sincere condolences. Brother John informed me of Gary’s passing. Gary’s smile lit up his face, his warm and friendly manner always made you feel special.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:18 am

      Thank you Marjorie. Gary asked about often from John. Nice hearing from you.

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  19. Vern and Shirley Trottier
    September 21, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Nora, Joseph, Thomas and Jeffery, on your great loss.
    Gary inspired our lives in ways not always spoken of. We have many fond memories.
    Our thoughts, hearts, and prayers are with you through this difficult time,

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:22 am

      Thank you so much Shirley and Vern. He very much enjoyed his talks with Vern.

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  20. Karen Crosby
    September 21, 2016 @ 11:48 am

    I am so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. A true loss for so many. My deepest sympathies to his family at such a sad time. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:23 am

      Thank you so much Karen.

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  21. Donna Bonner
    September 21, 2016 @ 11:42 am

    Dear Nora and family, When I saw this name this morning, I knew just who this was. My late husband, Don Bonner, worked with Gary at the NS Power and I had the pleasure to meet Gary on occasion. Don always would have stories of the day and Gary’s name would come up often in the conversation and always with a laugh and good times. I know your loss but life goes on with wonderful memories that have been made over the years and all the support from family and friends will help you get through this difficult time. Sincerely, Donna

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:26 am

      Thank you so much Donna. Gary also spoke of Don in speaking with other NSP guys when reminiscing.

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  22. Gary Bartlett
    September 21, 2016 @ 9:27 am

    Gary saved my life. Simple as that.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:27 am

      Thank you Gary. Love and prayers going out to you also.

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  23. Clara Dugas
    September 21, 2016 @ 8:48 am

    Nora, Joseph and Thomas and your families-
    I was very sad to read this morning that our world had lost a wonderful man. Gary was always so dynamic, friendly and welcoming. Even when we hadn’t seen ech other for years, his radiant and genuine smile made me feel that I was special, that he cared. You were all lucky to have had him as a husband and father.
    My sincere and deepest sympathies.
    Clara ( Deveau) Dugas
    Timberlea

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 8:29 am

      Thank you smooch Clara. It is so nice hearing from you.

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  24. Gerald Gillis
    September 21, 2016 @ 8:39 am

    My deepest sympathy go out to the Deal family at this time .I worked with Gary at Nova Scotia Power for many years.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 9:11 am

      Thank you so much.

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  25. John Comstock
    September 21, 2016 @ 8:23 am

    My heart goes out to gary and his family he was one of the nicest people I ever met and a good friend

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 9:12 am

      Thank you so much.

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  26. Claude Sampson
    September 21, 2016 @ 7:31 am

    My condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Gary at NS Power.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 9:14 am

      Thank you so much Claude.

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  27. Betty Ann O'Halloran
    September 20, 2016 @ 4:26 pm

    Nora and family, I am very sorry to hear about Gary. I know you have a strong faith and I hope that it helps you to deal with your loss. You know your family and friends are here for you.

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    • Nora Deal & Family
      September 26, 2016 @ 9:15 am

      Thank you so much Betty Ann.

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