It is with immense sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Michael George Coombs of Spryfield, at the age 71, on Sunday, July 25, 2021 after a very long journey, during which he bore many illnesses.
He was a very hard working man, starting at National Sea Products (40 Fathoms) and subsequently working for Joe Zatzman and then Alderney Gate, in Dartmouth. Mike loved animals. He saved a kitten in Dartmouth (Katy) while he was working one day. He will miss his little buddy Mika whom he loved dearly.
Mike is survived by his wife, Janet Sampson Coombs, Spryfield, sisters Alice Coombs Spryfield, Kathleen (Kevin) Bryden, Middle Cornwall, and Theresa Coombs (Glenn), Williamswood, as well as grandson Blake Harvey, Halifax. He is also survived by nieces Tammy (Donnie), Ashley (Robert), nephews Cory, Chris (Lisa) and great-nephews Caleb and Carter.
He was predeceased his parents Michael Stanley & Mary Lillian (Rideout) Coombs as well as his son Michael “Coomsie” Coombs.
Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael's Church, Spryfield on Saturday, July 31st at 10am. COVID-19 protocols are being followed. Pre-registration for attendance is required via www.stellamarishalifax.com. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, for family only immediately following Mass.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Messages and memorials may be directed to the Coombs family by visiting www.walkerfh.com