It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Granvel Gailen Hickey, age 70, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst on Wednesday May 29th, 2019.
Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Gabriel Joseph Hickey and the late Gertrude Vivian (LaPointe) Hickey.
He is survived by his loving friend and soulmate Barb Hinton, his brothers Fenton (Carmel), Wayne (Anita), Kevin (Jackie), Darcy (Anna) and Mark (Lisa) all of Bathurst, his sisters Wendy Harmer (Michael) of Guelph Ontario, Myra Egan (Francois) of Campbell River BC, Gale Seifert (Nick), Darlene Hickey (Jim Squires), Stephanie Talbot (Mike) and Stacy Hickey-Buraglia (Jean-Jacques) all from the Bathurst area. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by an older brother Lyman in 1948 and a younger brother Glen in 2016.
Although a teacher by profession, he worked for the NB Liquor Commission for 33 years and was retired.
Granvel enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening (great green thumb), reading, card games, walking, Christmas decorating and especially his cats. He was a member of the LeBlanc High School Cadet Core for 3 years.
Granvel graciously donated his body to Dalhousie University for research purposes.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), St. George St., Bathurst. A memorial mass will be celebrated Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 11 a.m. from Holy Family Church.
In memory of Granvel, the family would appreciate donations to the Palliative Care Unit at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, the SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.