After a long and hard-fought battle with heart disease, Brother Greg was peacefully guided to his final destination by Mom and Dad on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Greg was born in Sydney on September 20, 1953.
Like most Cape Bretoners, he not only worked at the steel plant for several years but did his stint out West. Greg was noted as a perfectionist when it came to laying flooring or fixing and painting cars. Despite his gruff exterior and colorful word choices, he was a pussy cat inside.
Greg is survived by his partner of 30 years, Paulette Tilley; son, Mark; daughter, Shauna; step-son, Bobby and step-daughter, Jennifer. Brother Greg also leaves behind his siblings, Bernie (Phil), Raylene, Shelley (Ed), Darrell, Colleen (Hugh); as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Greg was predeceased by his Mom and Dad, Ray and Frances Quinn.
As per Greg’s request cremation has taken place. A family graveside burial will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Greg may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one’s choice.
Much thanks to all who helped Brother Greg through his life’s journey!
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our deepest condolences to the Quinn family on Greg’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Rick and Sharon Preeper
Sorry to hear about Greg may he fly high with all the other angels RIP
From: Crystal March
So very sorry to hear about Greg’s death. Thinking about you all at this time. It’s not easy to lose a sibling. My Deepest Sympathy!
From: Judy Drover
Sincere condolences to you all.
From: Dave and Sheila fraser
To all of the family. So sorry for the loss of your brother, father and partner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying times
From: John & Janine Tubrett
To Paulette, Bernie, Phil, Raylene, Shelly, Ed, Colleen, Hugh and Darryl our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you all. May Greg Rest In Peace.
From: Mike and Debbie Snow
Heartfelt condolences to Paulette and family, on such a tragic, sudden loss. We did not know until we read about it. Very quiet, kind neighbour, passionate about his work, as witnessed by the late night light in his garage on many occasions. But always made time for a chat if one stopped by. An extremely difficult time in our crazy pandemic situation, marked by even more loneliness. Please know that you are in our hearts and on our minds, Paulette. So very sorry. Hold onto your precious memories Paulette, and let them give you strength in the days ahead. May he rest in peace
From: Philip & Denise McNeil and family
I am so sorry to here of Greg ‘s passing .I worked with Greg on many jobs out west. Greg was as hard worker we had lots of laughs together. At home here Greg rest in peace my friend.
From: Alan O’Connell
So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. He was a great guy.
Sorry for your loss.
Very sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. I have many happy childhood memories with Greg. I am so happy we got to spend the evening together at our 60th reunion. Keeping you in my prayers
So sorry to hear about Greg. He was a great guy and a good friend. Our prayers are with you Paulette, Mark and Shauna. Rest in peace Greg
So sorry to hear about Greg. He was a great guy and friend. Our prayers a with you Paulette. Mark and Shauna. Rest in peace Greg.
He put up a good fight. Losing a brother, father , friend, partner or uncle is so hard. I am so sorry you have heavy hearts and your tribe just got smaller.
I am so sorry to hear about Greg’s passing. I was able to reconnect with him in September 2018 when we celebrated our Grade Primary Reunion. It was so wonderful to catch up after so many years. I remember Greg as a kind hearted, gentle kid who loved to tease and have a laugh.
Words are of small consolation at a time like this.Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.Love,Bill and Sheila.
I was saddened to hear about Greg’s passing but very glad to have had the opportunity to chat with him at our reunion. He was a kind soul and will be missed. My sincere condolences to Greg’s family.
Greg was one of a kind…. And we were blessed to have him as a FRIEND and I’m going to miss his visits in my Shop or his texts are you in the trenches tonight Perfect!! God bless you greg RIP. And our condolences to Paulette and all your family and friends !!