Obituary of Gavin Graham
It is with great sadness that the family of Gavin Graham, 43, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, announces his passing on September 8th, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Gavin was born on August 7th, 1979, to James “Jim” and Connie Graham in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Gavin grew up on a mixed farm in Lone Rock, Saskatchewan with a close-knit extended family. In his youth he was active in 4-H and loved reading encyclopedias. Gavin went on to complete Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan before moving to New Brunswick in 2006.
In 2009, Gavin married Luella and they went on to have three children, Lennox (9), Vesta (6), and Wilton (4). Gavin was a loyal Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and took instilling Rider pride in his children very seriously. Gavin never said no to a good meal with family and/or friends. Gavin learned to love to travel after many trips across Canada, Europe, and the United States, and he enjoyed craft beer at every stop along his journey. His children were his world and he carted them across the globe in a backpack.
Gavin had an excellent work ethic and took pride in his job as a Weed Management Specialist for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture. He led an active weed research and farmer extension program for New Brunswick farmers. He was also an active member and served on the boards for both the New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists and the Canadian Weed Science Society.
In his free time, Gavin enjoyed always wearing green and cheering loudly for the Riders, entering ratings into his Untappd beer app, trying new foods on his travel adventures, as well as playing and coaching curling.
Gavin was predeceased by his grandparents, A.L. “Les” Graham, Jean Graham, Byron Haydock, and Theresa Haydock.
He is survived by his wife, Luella Graham; children, Lennox, Vesta, and Wilton; parents, James “Jim” and Connie Graham; brothers, Philip Graham (Kara), Kirk Graham (Melissa); sister, Barbara King (Kobie), and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his extended East Coast family, Barbara Palmer, Derrick Palmer (Myrna), Lisa MacLean (Bob), Allison Palmer, Chris and Christina Collins, and more nieces, nephews, and many friends who are like family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held in person on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, at 2pm AST, at McAdam’s Funeral Home in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with a reception 3-5pm. A live stream of the service will be available at https://vimeo.com/749330809. There will be a Celebration of Life held in Lone Rock, Saskatchewan at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to your local 4-H Club.