66, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 in the Halifax QEII. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late John Robert and Vallie Marie (Robar) Mead.
Gene was known for his kindness, loyalty, sense of humor and he was an overall amazing human being. He was a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandad, Brother and Friend. He enjoyed going for long drives and walks with his wife, watching the Blue Jays and Curling, playing with the grandkids, working on the cottage or his many projects, and delivering the paper to his sister every morning.
Gene is survived by his wife, Kathy (Powell) Mead; daughters, Krista (Gord) Mead, Dana (Craig) MacMaster, Wendy Mead (Daniel); international son, Oscar Gonzalez; grandkids, Tiffani, Ethan, Haley, Breanna, Jayden; grand furbabies; brother, Rupert (Doreen); sisters, Catherine Hall, Nina Chambers, Myrna (Luke) Feetham, Shirley Mead (Dave), Valerie (Eugene) Myra, Fern Mead (Kevin), Rose (Dave) Hay, Joan MacDonald, Wanda (Eugene) MacDonald and his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Lawrence, Russel, George; sister, Patricia Short.
Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, where a celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 9th from 6:00 -9: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the QEII Foundation.