It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Wayne Lovely announces his passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB on April 5, 2023. Gary was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine on August 27, 1939 to the late Harold and Anna (Giberson) Lovely.
Gary is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Kelly VanDolder (Bob) of Annan, ON, and Julie Lovely (Bruno Steinke) of Ottawa, ON; six grandchildren, Leah VanDolder (Chris Grolla), Craig VanDolder (Tracy), Derek VanDolder (Kelsey), Wes VanDolder, Kyle Steinke, and Cameron Steinke, as well as several cousins.
Gary was a salesman by profession, having sold Fundraising Programs to schools (magazines and chocolate bars) in the Atlantic Provinces for fifteen years following which he established his own business, Magnum Traction, selling to snowmobile dealers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Maine, USA. He sold this business in 2011. Gary was the "go to" person when it came to snowmobile issues.
Gary was knowledgeable about motorcycles and cars and owned various models for his driving pleasure. As with all motorized vehicles, Gary liked speed. He was a drag racer in his younger years and set records at the Scoudouc drag way as well as in Nova Scotia and Maine. He loved improving the performance of his vehicles - "the faster the better" was his motto.
Gary loved his time in Florida where he made many biker friends and was fortunate to spend a few days there this past December sharing stories over coffee with his buddies.
The family is grateful for the recent care from Extra Mural nurse Ashely, the Oncology care team and Family Doctor, Dr. Anne Colpitts.
Visitation will be held at McAdam's Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 2 to 5 pm. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.