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Gaza Andrew Soltesz

August 9, 1930 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Gaza Soltesz Obituary

Gaza Andrew Soltesz

Gaza Andrew Soltesz, 93, of Kentville, passed away peacefully at the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, on November 1, 2023. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Stephen and Susannah (Toth) Soltesz and the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Gaza was a lighthouse keeper. His first posting was on Guyon Island, Cape Breton, Maughers Beach, west of McNab’s Island, Sambro Island, and finally, The Salvages Lighthouse. After light keeping and until retirement, Gaza spent twenty more years as a Marine Aids Technician servicing lighthouses, harbour beacons, and all other harbour and shore navigation aids across Nova Scotia for the federal government.

Gaza is survived by his children, Gerard Soltesz (Karen Drew-Soltesz), New Minas, Gezele (Roy MacMillan), Lantz, grandson, Derek MacMillan, great-grandson, Connor MacMillan and great-granddaughter, Madison MacMillan, as well as nieces and nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Rita (MacLellan), brothers, Stephen, Louis, and Joseph, and sisters, Mary (James Buel) and Helen (Terry Currie).

A visitation for Gaza will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. in JM Jobes Funeral Home Ltd, Sydney Mines. A Funeral mass to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. in St. Joachim Church, Boularderie, with Rev. Chinonso Alaribe officiating. Donations in Gaza’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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November 7, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J. M. Jobes Funeral Home
635 Main St.
Sydney Mines, NS B1V 2Y4

Funeral Mass
November 8, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Joachim Church
Main St.
Southside Boularderie, NS B1V2K5


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