Gregory Paul Lakin

March 21, 1955 to October 27, 2023


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on October 27th, 2023, Gregory Lakin age 68 years after a lengthy illness.

Predeceased by his father Fred and mother Dora, brother John.

Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 47 years, Brenda; his son David; also a large circle of relatives and friends.

Gregory was a proud member of U.A. 740 for 49 years.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Centre at the L.A. Miller Centre.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday October 31st and from 10-12 noon Wednesday, November 1st.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 1st, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at the Anglican cemetery, Forest Rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory maybe made to the S.P.C.A., Ronald McDonald House or a charity of one’s choice.



7-9 p.m. on October 31, 2023

10 a.m. - 12 noon on November 1, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Wednesday November 1st

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Rd.


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I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Lakin. He shopped at my store from time to time and we would have grand chats about his chickens and motorcycle rides. He would always have a smile on his face and was one of the sweetest people i have ever had the chance to meet. Sending sincere condolences to his wife and family .

Oh Brenda
So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing just found out today and it was too late please know you and David are in my thoughts and prayers .Always had a fun time with Greg and he delivering coffee for me he will be missed .

Brenda & David:
Very sorry to learn of Greg’s passing. I have known Greg since we were young teenagers through my Cousin Bobby(Robert) who were life long friends. We had great laughs from time to time together, as we shared our interests in boating. He is at peace now, and no longer suffers.

Thoughts are with you.

Carl & Sharon Roberts.

Brenda and David, we’re so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Greg was always so kind to our family over the years. Our sincere condolences, thinking of you both at this time.

My condolences to one and all of Gregs family

Well Mr. Lakin I’m not even sure where to begin. I met you and Ma and Dave back in grade 7 and have been around ever since. Almost 30 years ago! And have been around in one way or another. Even taking me in when it wasn’t working out where I was living ! You taught me a lot over the years from shooting to letting me drive the old red ranger out at the cabin. You will definitely be missed by many and loved by all. Rest in peace!

Brenda, David… sadden by the news of Greg’s passing, Always a smile, no harsh words, . family man to the end… caring for parents and though well of his friends and neighbours. He enjoyed is life and did follow his passions of the road and sea. Din’t know which he perferrred the most! Ress well in peace my friend,
Gary Maynard

Brenda and David
Our sincere condolences on Greg’s passing , May every precious memory be of comfort to you both during this difficult time .
Herb and Sheila

So Sorry For Your Loss, Such A Great Lifetime Friend, Our Thoughts And Prayers are With You At This Very Sad Time.

As a dear neighbour in Rabbittown and Spreadeagle, Greg will be sorely missed by Deb and I and so many more. He was one of the good guys, for sure.

So sorry for your loss. Greg and his family were our neighbours for many years and we all have such fond memories of growing up in a neighbourhood filled with kids, many of whom looked up to Greg, being one of the oldest. He was always quick with a joke and loved to laugh. May your cherished memories give you peace and comfort.

I met Greg through his father who looked after my family for years. He shared his father’s friendly good humour. My condolences to his family.

B& D, so sad for your loss,& to Greg’s many friends> my condolences. It was the ‘leprechaun’ twinkle in his eyes that drew you to him. In late 70s we/others taught M/C safey course, and there we saw his true character: friendly, patient, sincere& caring. [SuchGreat times].He/Brenda took me on my 1st snowmobile ride!exciting/scarry/thrilling.&His love for outdoors>>Spread Eagle / skidooing ,biking or sailing, he was all in!, he always had a ‘project’ on the go & a joke ready to tell.. Brenda, so sorry for your loss of this wonderful man; RIP, Greg, love from ‘MOTHER’ aka Marian C Walsh

So sorry for your loss Brenda and David.Wayne and Judy Downton.

Brenda and David I am very sorry to hear about Greg’s passing.He was a great friend when we were growing up in rabbit town.I have spoken to him many times over the last year and he never spoke of his illness.Greg rest in peace until we meet again.
Bill Tizzard

Greg was the first to welcome me into the Rabbittown neighbourhood. He was a comfortable presence as he made regular passes from his ailing parents’ home to his own with the occasional chat about the chickens along the way. I was sad to hear of his illness and witness the toll it took on him, and sincerely hope he is at peace now with his mom and dad. Condolences to Brenda and David. He will be greatly missed in the hood.

We were very saddened to learn of Greg’s passing.. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with him. Greg was a wonderful neighbour to our sister Donna. He was an all around good guy, gone too soon. Rest easy Greg.

So sorry to learn you have passed on Greg. Having spoken to you a couple of years ago, you eluded to the fact that you had some health issues going on.
You were a good guy that taught me, through the Cycle Course, how to ride a motorcycle.
RIP Greg and suffer no more.

So sorry about Greg. He was a really wonderful person. We met him years ago when we visited with Jean McDonald. He was very helpful to her as he lived across the street. Roseanne MacDonald

Brenda and David
So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing.I know you both will miss him.I hope that you are coping alright .He was. a very nice man very helpful I’m sure he will be missed by many.

Brenda and David
Terry & I are so sorry to learn of Greg’s passing. We will always remember his love of Spread Eagle and his willingness to help his cabin neighbours. Rest easy Greg.
May your faith help you through the difficult days ahead.

So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing, I always found him to be a kind and gentle soul. May you rest in peace my friend.

Brenda and David So Sorry to hear of Greg.s passing .I knew Greg when he used to come to our house on Edinburgh St.its never easy losing a love thoughts and prayers are with both of you.Remember he is in God’s Arms and with his loved ones.hugs .Joy used to be McCarthy

Dear Brenda and David. I am so sad about Greg’s passing. He was old and gentle soul, and always in a good mood with a pleasant smile. From the time I met Greg on the cycle course back in 1978 to our sailing days at the TNYC in Holyrood where Robert, Jeff., Greg and I always had good and memorable times. Even though friends loose touch some times for no particular reason, they do still remain friends. Brenda, god bless you and David and R.I.P Greg.

Brenda David and families our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. May he RIP.

My sincere condolences to Brenda and David on the passing of Greg. Gone way to soon. RIP Greg

I talked extensively with Greg when he came to the visitation of Dads passing in 2019, which I appreciated deeply. He was also a big part of my childhood and will cherish the memories especially out on the water in his sailboat.
We send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and David at this difficult time.

Rest well old friend. A kind and generous man, always willing to help out a friend or a stranger. A man who cared about others and expressed that care by years of volunteer service with the St. John Ambulance Brigade and Central Avalon Ground Search and Rescue. I remember many occasions when working for J.H. Lakin Plumbing and Heating Greg and I would be at the home of a senior citizen with plumbing trouble which he would repair quickly and with great skill. While I packed up the tools the elderly person would ask Greg how much money they owed him, bracing themselves for a whopper of a bill, only for Greg to respond with a smile, “No charge Ma’am”

Brenda and David, please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.