Gary David Quillan
1950 - 2021
Gary David Quillan
Visitation Information
November 7, 2021
Visitation Time
2-2:45 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Service Time
3:00 PM
Service Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Requested Charity
Multiple Sclerosis Society
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Gary David Quillan – 70, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Hazel (Coady) Quillan.

An avid outdoorsman and music lover, Gary enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Marshville, fly fishing and attending music festivals, especially Stan Fest. He thoroughly enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to Maritime folk music, East Coast music and CBC Radio One. He faithfully followed and cheered on The Pittsburg Penquins. "Out in the shed" was Gary’s happy place, and he and his dog, Baylee would spend countless hours out there relaxing, watching the comings and goings and enjoying each other’s company. Above all, Gary loved his family and cherished time spent with his grandson, Blake.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Deborah "Debbie" (Doleman); daughter, Shannon Quillan, Lantz; grandson, Blake Lumsden, Lantz; step-daughter, Amber Lynds, Eastern Passage; sisters, Betty Ann (Stanley) MacDonald, Sheet Harbour; Agnes Caulier, Halifax; Eileen Quillan, Halifax; Janet Quillan, Halifax; Marjorie "Marge" (Charles) Nelson, Saint John, New Brunswick; Clare Harbury, Hamilton, Ontario; brother, Douglas Quillan (Thelma), Dartmouth; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Gary’s family will receive friends from 2-2:45 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2021, followed by a celebration of Gary’s life at 3 p.m., Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating.

(Please note that proof of double vaccination and photo identification will be requested prior to entry to the funeral home for the visitation and celebration of life service, and masks must be worn at all times; thank you for your co-operation and understanding.)Webcasting of the funeral service will be available at 2:55 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2021, and will remain on this website for some time.

If so desired, donations in Gary’s memory to Multiple Sclerosis Society are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Gary’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Gary David Quillan