picEarly '80s. Photographer unknown.

1962 -- August 24, 2006

Gary Walsh was a young energetic man, quick to smile & laugh, as well as volunteer to help wherever he was needed. He was an early worker at The Turret as well as the old & new Rumours. Gary was well liked by many, but was closest to JohnMarr, who was manager of the Turret, and a prominent member of the community. Other than JohnMarr, Gary was close to BarryHeath & PatrickMurphy?, ChrisShepherd & RogerStoddard?, TomGrey?, EmeraldGibson, TimHare?, GaryWest, TommyMiller & SaraLee, RegGiles, JohnHurlbert and many others, as well as myself- JimDeYoung.

He was appreciated by the club crowd of the time, but many today would not know of him. Gary was witty, joked a lot, sexy & smart. He had a good & generous heart & was great company & a real friend to those he called friend. -- JimDeYoung

Gary was such a sweet guy . We were a couple for a minute and he lived with me for a short while in the Gay Grey on Morris Street. -- RandyKennedy


WALSH, Gary - 44, Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary on August 24, 2006, at his home in Dartmouth. Born in Holyrood, N.L., he was a son of the late Patrick and Marie (Fowler) Walsh. Surviving are his partner, Gregory Upham, and his brothers, Wayne (Primrose), Labrador City, and Frank (Mary), Oromocto, N.B. He is also survived by nieces, Katie, Megan and April, and nephews, Shane and David. He was predeceased by brother, Clifton. Gary will be sadly missed by his partner, his family and his many friends. Donations can be made to the Multi-organ Transplant Program at QEII Health Sciences Centre.