Gary Earle Dalton Joseph Harmer
Gary Earle Dalton Joseph Harmer, 75, of Moncton, passed away, peacefully, on May 14th at the Moncton City Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Saint John, NB, he was a son of the late Cerdic R. and Inez (Dalton) Harmer.
He was a former Fire Fighter with the Moncton Fire Department with over 30 years of service.
Gary, an exceptional hockey player who demonstrated both dedication and ability, played for the Moncton Beavers in 1959-60, and won the Maritime Title. It was from this starting point that Gary's talent began to be noticed. He was signed to the Boston Bruins sponsored Niagara Falls Jr. Flyers, and later went on to play for the CHL's Minneapolis Bruins, and was later traded to the St. Louis Braves. In 1965-66, Gary continued his professional career by playing for the IHL's Toledo Blades, and spent the following two years with the Des Moines Oak Leafs. An injury caused him to retire from his professional career, but he came out of retirement to play with the Richibucto Bears who won the Eastern Canadian Title. This team later became the Moncton Bears, with whom he won the Atlantic Canadian Intermediate Title. Gary was inducted to the Moncton Wall of Fame in 2006.
Survived by his wife and best friend of 21 years, Fern (Landry); daughter, Krista (Harmer) Miller of Riverview; step children, Diane, T-Rog & Ritchie LeBlanc of Moncton; sisters, Sharon (David) Carmichael, Sandy (Garth) Hickman; brother, Larry (Rose) Harmer; all of Moncton, grandchildren, Devin Brent Miller, Connor Gary Thomas Miller; step grandchildren, Jerry Babineau, Crystal LeBlanc and younger grandchildren, great grandchildren plus several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Gary was predeceased by his sister Colleen Harmer Fenwick of Lower Sackville, NS.
Special thanks to the staff of 3600 Palliative Care, especially Lori and Murray.
Our Family Chain is broken and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one the Chain will link again.
In honouring Gary’s wishes, there will not be any visitation or funeral service.
Donations in Gary's memory to the Hospice Greater Moncton would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544
Online condolences may be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca