It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Herbert F. Gregory, announce his peaceful passing on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.
Born on June 19, 1937 in Whitney Pier, Herbert was the son of the late Edmund and Ann (Gillis) Gregory.
Herbert loved visiting and had a passion for music. He was a guitar player, song writer and singer.
Left to mourn his passing, Herbert is survived by his beloved wife, Wilma; daughter, Mitzi (Glenn); son, Jason (Crystal); grandchildren, Tyree, Branson and Spencer; siblings, Leonard (Carol) Gregory, Florence ‘Cookie’ (Joe) Costigan, Brenda (Donnie) Butler and Sheila (Mike) Dermody; forever missed and loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, Herbert was predeceased by his brother, Edmund.
Full funeral arrangements will be made at a later date.
Donations in memory of Herbert may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Dearest Wilma. We are truly saddened to read of Herbie’s passing. Victor and I enjoying your visits and have thought of Herbie many times since our move. Please except our deepest condolences. Herbie was well loved by our family.
He and Rosie are together now talking up a storm. Love to all. Victor &Jean Mazalin
From: Victor & Jean Mazalin
Wilma and family so sorry to hear about Herbs passing thoughts and prayers to you and your family
From: Beth Hynes
Herbie was a very dear to us. Loved him for his kindness. Herbie and his whole family’s was part of the Currys Lane family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
From: Florence Fraser- Dupe- John Dupe- and the rest of the Dupe Clan
Sorry about the passing of your Dad, Mitzi. I had lots of laughs around your kitchen table with Herb on one of my visits. We will keep him in our prayers. Daren and Charito
From: Daren Gallivan
So sorry to the family for their loss. The ultimate country and western lover. Xo
From: Catherine Butler
Our thoughts are prayers are with the family in your time of sorrow. Herbie will be missed.
From: The Nichols Family
My deepest Condolences. Wilma, Mitzi ,Jason and family
From: Patricia Walker
Mitzi, Wilma and families: So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences.
From: Kathleen LeBlanc and Mavis LeBlanc
So sorry for you loss Wllma, Mitzi, and Jason, we loved Herbie and were going to miss his visits along with Mitzi. My prayers are with you and your family
From: Linda Barron
Sorry for your loss. Herb was a great guy will be missing him very much
From: Mik & Hector Deveaux
I am so sad to hear about Herbs passing my deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Wilma and Herbs family and friends he was truly a gentlemen I always enjoyed it when he would come to visit he and I would spend four or five hours singing and playing some of the huge list of songs he had written Herb was and awesome guitar player and could sing Johnny Cash like no other and his own songs the way he liked to sing them. I will always remember Herb as a good friend and great musician and may God bless his family in this sad time
From: Wayne F Quinn
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of loss . Herbie was a big part of my younger years with many good memories. Sincere condolences to the whole family .
From: Eric Andrea and boys
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Wilma and family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Cecilia Coward
So sorry to hear of Herbie’s passing our sincere sympathy to the family at this difficult time.
From: John & Kay Violande
Aunt Wilma, Mitzie , Jason , and all of Herbie’s family. My condolence go out to you all. Herbie may you rest in peace.
From: Danny Mac Lean
Dear Wilma, Mitzi, Jason, and families, I am so sorry to hear of Herbie’s passing. I will always remember the gentle kindness Herbie, and all of you, showed me so long ago and Herbie’s quiet, patient smile. Please know I have thought of you many times over the years and will continue to do so.
From: Julie Zatzman
Stark ,,May You Rest in Peace, Keep playing Johnny Cash
From: Everett A. Boudreau
Wilma and Family So sorry for your loss. Herb was a good man. Due to my health issues I can not attend the service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Pat Walker
Had many good memories of him singing and guitar playing over the years. A true gentleman, go with peace my friend. Sending prayers to the family.
Loved, loved, loved my Uncle Herb. He was always a very special uncle to me. I will miss him. Sending love to you Aunt Wilma, Cousin Mitzi, Jason and Tyree. Wish I could be there with you all. xoxo
So sorry for your loss
Herb was a sweet, gentle soul and will be missed
Rest in peace my friend.Fond memories of our time together in your band Spinning Wheel with Wilma and Rollie. Big hugs to Wilma and Mitzie
Herb loved people and life.It is the evening of your day .Herb..I sit and watch …..as tears go by
i remember playing steel guitar on CJCB TV just after it went on the air.. Herbie was doing Johnny Cash… First live show Early 60’s
RIP Uncle Herbie Hugs going out to his family and friends you were an awesome gentleman going to miss you
Rest In peace .Herbie .you were sure loved . By so many .you were a gentle and kind .person .you will be missed by us all .heartfelt condolences to the family .Wilma .my heart is braking for you love and hugs coming your way .
Deepest sympathy to Wilma, Mitzy and Jason on the loss of a great man from Roddie and Annie Mae
Heaven has gained another angel… Thinking of you all & Sending our love. May he Rest In Peace ❤️
Nick and I are so sorry for your loss.. thinking of you all ….
Sending my deepest sympathy to his family. Prayers to you all. May you find solace in the wonderful memories you shared
Thoughts & Prayers to Wilma,Mitzi ,Jason &all his grandchildren,& all his Family,RIP Herbie,you be truely missed by many!
I am so sorry for your loss!
My deepest condolences to the Gregory family May you Rest In Peace Herbie Gregory
My deepest sympathy to the family
Wilma ,Mitzi , Jason and family we are very sad to hear the loss of Herbie He was a great friend we are sure going to miss his visits
Thoughts & Prayers To Wilma,Mitzi,Jason,Grandchildren & all his Family,,RIP Herbie you will be missed by all.
My deepest sympathy Wilma,Mitzi and Jason I had the privilege of being part of your loving family for a long time so many good memories, Herbie was a kind soul loved him dearly hugs to you all keeping you in my prayers ❤❤❤❤
Condolences to Wilema,Mitzi and Jason, and extended family. Herbie left you with many great memories that will help you through this time. Thinking of you🙏
So sorry for your family’s loss, sending our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time
To Wilma, Mitzi,Jason and families our deepest condolences. Seems like only yesterday we all sat on Granny’s veranda listening to Herb sing and play his guitar. Those were precious times and I’m glad I got to share them. Life was never boring when dear Herbie was around cause he liked to tease our Grandmother and she would hug him oh so tight. He was loved by all who knew him. RIP my handsome cousin. Much love to all the family Paulette & Robin.
Condolences to everyone back on the island for such a loss. May Herb play-on in the beyond.
My Deepest Sympathy to My aunt Wilma Mitzi .Jason and there families Heribie was a gentle soul man of few words but put the guitar in his hand and he could sing and play like no other R.i.P. Herbie
Sincere condolences to the Gregory family. Herbie will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to my Aunt Wilma Mitzi and Jason Herbie was a gentle soul man of few words but put his guitar in his hand and he could sing like no other R.I.P. Herbie
Deepest Condolences to his Family
Wilma and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest Condolences.
Rest In Peace uncle Herbie my condolences to Wilma Mitzi Jason and family
Wilma, Mitzi and Jason…our thoughts and prayers are with you on the death of your beloved Herbie. A wonderful guy, full of fun and teasing, it was always a pleasure to cross paths with him. A great neighbour in the Pier when we were younger, caring and kind he will be missed by many. May you find comfort in warm memories. In sympathy, Valerie and Erica Bobyk
The man in black! I treasure the memories I have playing with Herb and listening to him sing! I was privileged to share the stage with him when he played with Joe Rankin and the back in time band and to have him come play in my kitchen! No one could sing a Johnny Cash song like Herb! My condolences to his family and friends ,the musical community of our island has suffered a great loss.
Only recently got to know Herb but in that short time I could see and understand his love of family . I am so sorry Wilma , Mitzy and Jason for the pain and loss you are dealing with so please accept my condolences
So sorry for the loss of your love one. May he Rest In Peace.
Wilma and family, so sorry for your loss, herb and I worked together for years, lots of good memories, we had a nice visit last year. God bless
Rest in Peace Herbie. To all the family Sorry for your loss of a wonderful gentleman..Arno/Peggy Johnson🙏
Dear Wilma and family so sorry for your loss.
With. Deepest. Sympathy.
Dear Wilma, Mitzi,Jason & Families ,we are so sorry to hear of Herbies passing ,our thoughts and paryers are with you all during this sad time.May he RIP
Deepest sympathy to Wilma and family
Love Theresa Tammy , Roylene Green
Sorry for your loss, prayers to all the family,. Marie(Costigan) Macintyre
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Gregory families.
My Deepest condolences to aunt Willma Mitzi Jason and your familys Rest in peace uncle Herbie you will be missed. hugs
Dear Aunt Wilma, Mitzi, Glenn, Tyree, Jason, Crystal, Branson, Spencer, Uncle Len & Aunt Carol, Aunt Cookie & Uncle Joe, Aunt Brenda & Uncle Donnie & our special cousin, Sheila Dermody & all my cousins:
My love to you all & my condolences. We’ve lost a wonderfuI member of our family. I loved Uncle Herb so much. He was very special to me and was always so sweet. I always loved it when he’d drop by for his visits with us. During those times he always spoke of his brother, my dear dad, and how close they were and that they shared a room growing up. Those stories were always so special to me. He’s with his big brother Eddie, now & Nanny & Papa. Heaven’s gain is our loss.
So sorry for your loss Mitzi and family. Condolences from the Campbell family. Such fond memories of your dad and my dad jamming and talking about guitars and music. To hear them one more time but they are jamming now. May your dad RIP🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
My deepest condolences to the Gregory family on your loss of Herbie. My grandfather, Jim Slade spoke often of Herbie. My thoughts are with you at this time.
To Herbie’s Wife Wilma & Children and The Gregory Family…. 🖤 🖤
Sending our sincere heartfelt condolences to Wilma and The Gregory Family at this sorrowful time.
Herbie was a wonderful guy and a great friend to our Mom and family. Our Mom will miss his inspiring visits and spiritual conversations. Someone that special will never be forgotten.
His cherished memories will live on in our hearts forever. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very challenging time.
Thinking of you all & conveying our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Herbie.
From: Florence, Garfield, Mona, Wanda and Marion Yakimchuck