It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garry Sacobie of Kingsclear First Nation at Hospice Fredericton on December 13, 2018. He was the son of the late William Joseph and Mary Theresa (Polchies) Sacobie.
Garry was a resilient man who had many accomplishments in his lifetime. He was a proud Wolastoqey (Maliseet) man and was especially proud of the creation of the First Nation Caring society, birthed at a conference in Kingsclear with his dear friend Cindy Blackstock. He ran many initiatives to serve his community; he was a previous community politician, he held national child welfare conferences, he served as the director of social work and in the drug and alcohol department in his community of Kingsclear First Nation for years. He was a proud St. Thomas University graduate and believed in the power of education for liberation. He was instrumental in the progress of the new fire station being built in Kingsclear and was fire chief for many years. He was a certified pyro-technician and loved to put on firework shows for Kingsclear and all surrounding areas as he loved to bring joy to others and to celebrate. He loved softball, hunting, fishing, darts, pool, curling, horse racing, and was an avid golfer.
Garry will be deeply missed by his loving wife, his "moshun" (heart) of 45 years Sarah Ann Sacobie. Their children; Anthony Joseph (Christa), Michelle Marie (Greg Gruben), Shirley Lynn (Anthony Cormier), Korleen Peters (Corey), Arthur Sacobie, Jorja-Sarah Sacobie and Dante Charles Sacobie. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Tanisha Sacobie-Gruben (Matthew Comeau), Keyaira, Justice (Meaghan Christie) and Ahnour. In total he had 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters; Glen (Annie), Sheila (Randy), Cheryl, Karen (Francis), Paul and Laurie. A special adopted grandchild Charlee Paul (Shawn Narvey) as well and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother Frederick (Liz Sacobie), a sister Anita Sacobie, and a special brother Rodney Sacobie.
He will be resting on Monday December 17th starting at 11am at the Kingsclear First Nation Training Center. A Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Annes Roman Catholic Church in Kingsclear First Nation on Tuesday December 18 at 11am with Father Monte Peters and Father Curtis Sappier officiating.
For those who wish, the family suggests memorials to Hospice House or to go towards cancer research.