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Born In: SYDNEY, Nova Scotia

Passed in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: March 6th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alan Bernard, age 67, on Monday, March 6, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Sydney, Alan was the proud grandson of the legendary Grand Chief, Gabriel Sylliboy. Alan is survived by his wife of 40 years, Juliana. He also leaves behind the light and loves of his life, Maria, Jason (Michelle), Annie (Gussie) and Tim (Nel); three very special people in his life who he loved just as much as his own children, Bucky (Tracy), Lana (Luii) and Liam; his grandchildren, Peter, Stephanie, Landon, Justin, Owen, Trinity, Trishelle, Shaelynn, Eternity, Kirkland, Jonah, Jada, Mya, Misha, Aaron, Ryan, Dawson, Allie, Angie and Avery; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Jaiden, Kenny and Alayah. Alan is also survived by his sisters, Julena, Ducy (Bob); special sister, Murdena Marshall; brothers, John Wayne, John Alan and Seven; his godchildren whom he loved very much, Karen, Bernadette, Lana, Felix, Majestic, John Basque, Shaelynn and Carlyle who greeted his godfather in eternity. Alan had numerous nieces and nephews, all very special to him. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Charles Andrew and Annie Mae (Sylliboy) Bernard; brothers, Freddy, Charles “Chuckie”, Lawrence “Lunch”, Walter and Carl. Alan had many friends, all of them very special to him.
He was known anywhere he went. A special gratitude from us to Kenny Basque, Jerome Basque, Patsy Larade and Robert Boudreau and so many more, all very special to him. We would like to thank Dr. Carlyle Chow for his friendship and great care he took for Alan. To the surgical team, ICU nurses at St. Martha’s we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. All of you went above and beyond in caring for Alan, we will never forget you. In honour of our Husband, Father, brother, grandfather, uncle, godfather, cousin and friend, please donate blood to the Red Cross, as it was the blood of donors that kept him alive.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday in the Multi Purpose Building, 160 Reservation Rd., We’koqma’q. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday from Saint Kateri Parish Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q with Father Paul Abbass officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.


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