Obituary of Gregory (Greg) Joseph LeForte
Gregory (Greg) Joseph LeForte, 72
Glace Bay, N.S.
The family of Gregory Joseph LeForte, 72 are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband and father at the Cape Breton Regional, Hospital on July 3, 2022.Beloved husband of Julie Mitchelitis /LeForte and father of sons Anthony, (Glace Bay) and Craig (Halifax). Greg was born in Glace Bay, 25 March, 1950, he was the son of the late Paul LeForte and Mary (Sloan) LeForte.
In his younger years, Greg attended St. Anthony’s school and was active in community sports, baseball, and Army cadets. Greg quickly embraced the military organization and joined the Militia, 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders, 1966. He completed his basic training at Camp Aldershot and was later deployed overseas to Germany in 1969. When the opportunity arose, Greg joined the Canadian Armed Forces, (Army) as an Admin Clerk, stationed at CFB Borden (CFSAL). Throughout his career he served at the following bases: 2-PPCLI, FOB-Winnipeg, CFH Oromocto, CFB Gagetown, CFCSC Kingston, 3 RCHA, Shilo, then posted to 770 COMM research/ Signals -NFLD. Greg then transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force employed as an Admin Clerk in the Medical Corps, serving at CFB Stadacona, Halifax. Greg retired from the CAF, 21 June 1993 with an Honourable discharge at the rank of Master Corporal and awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration.
Born on a small farm, Greg loved to garden, and many friends and neighbours envied him for his ability to cultivate prized vegetables and fruit trees. He genuinely enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, traversing many brooks and lakes seeking those elusive fish. His woodwork skills were impressive and sold quickly when displayed at various community events. His true talent was golf, he specialized in manipulating the ball down the fairway and triumph over anybody eager to challenge him. The only exception was his wife Julie, who could keep up with Greg and teach him the sour taste of defeat. Greg was a loyal friend and an avid communicator, who could mesmerize you with his life adventures.
He is survived by his wife Julie and sons Craig and Anthony; brothers Paul (Pauline), Ontario, John (Eileen) Halifax, sister Francine (Kenny) Glace Bay. Also, sister-in-law Libby (Paul) Manitoba, Lois, Sydney Mines, as well as a Special Aunt; nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Claudia and brother Bernie. Special thanks to Dr. Herman, ER Nursing Staff at the CB Regional Hospital, and paramedics for who’s tireless efforts we are eternally grateful.
A memorial visitation will take place at T. J. Tracey Funeral Home, 370 Reserve St. Glace Bay, N.S., 902-849-4199, Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial Service to be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. Interment will be at a later date.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.tjtracey.com