It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bernard Joseph LeBlanc on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney as the result of a brain bleed.
Bernard was the son of the late Alex and Rebecca (Chiasson) LeBlanc.
Bernard will be dearly missed by his wife of 57 years, Dolena (MacNeil) LeBlanc; son, Bernie (Connie); daughters, Laurie, Kingston, Ontario and Karen (Eddie), Brampton, Ontario; four grandchildren, D.J. and Emma LeBlanc, Lindsay Rae Lauzon and Riley Vincent; sisters, Doreen (Ernie O’Toole), Halifax and Marie Burns, Pickering, Ontario; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bernard was predeceased by brothers, Roy, Wilbert and Lennie.
Bernie was employed at the Cape Breton Post for 40 years. He loved to fish, hunt, dance and play cards. He was a kind and generous person and adored his family. Bernie enjoyed a good game of Tarbish with his friends. His quick wit and stories would bring a smile to you face. Thanks for the good times.
Bernard was a member of Holy Rosary Church and a celebration of life will be held when circumstances permit.
Thanks to Dr. Greg Myatt, Janice and Laura and emergency nurses, Kyla, Briley and Maria. Thanks to Virginia for your support and to Dr. J Oshborne for your caring of Bernard in his time of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bernard can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Brain Bleed Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Hugs to you and the family dena.will miss all the chats with bernie at the casino. Youvwere a wonderful couple. He will be do missed.
From: Marie and Calvin Rafuse.
I am so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing, He was always such a jolly person, May the memories help you through this difficult time.
From: Barb Matthews
Dina and family,
So sorry to read of Bernie’s passing. He was such a friendly man. Cherish your memories.
From: Eric and Doreen Stanhope
SINCERE SYMPATHY TO Bernie’s family . Our thoughts and prayer go out to you all at this difficult time.
From: Carol Ann & Jim Manson
so sorry to hear of his passing
From: RAYMOND PARKER
Dolena and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time.
From: Josephine Mac Neil, Big Pond
So sorry for your loss Deannie & family.
From: Sandra MacNeil
Sorry to hear about Bernie Dolena. My condolences to you and your family.
From: Donald Clare
Dena, so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. God bless you and your Family at this sad time…Such a difficult time.
From: Jim and Joan Mac Donald
So very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing.He was a true gentleman!!! So soft spoken.Rest in Peace,Bernie.Joan Macintosh and Bevan Brennick
From: Joan Macintosh
So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing . Our deepest sympathy to you, Dolena and your family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time .
From: Elaine & Scotchie MacLellan
Denie and Family So sorry to hear the passing of Bernie,he was always a true gentleman and always had a smile on at the card games,he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him .God Bless Shirley price (Gouthro)
From: Shirley Price
I’m so sorry to hear of Bernie passing , my sincere condolences goes out to the family . He was a great man with a big smile .
From: Lucy Currie
Dena & family Our hearts go out to you at this time. Bernie was always so full of laughter and joy. you were a perfect pair, never saw one without the other. he will be missed by all who knew him.
From: Sandra & John Morrison
Karen, Deena & family: I’m sorry to hear of Bernie’s sudden passing. My sincere condolences to you all. Your grief is probably worsened by the impact of the covid crisis, and your inability to get together to mourn you dad/husband. However, I’m sure many wonderful memories will carry you through this difficult time and maybe give you reason to smile. Sending thoughts and prayers.
From: LeeAnne MacLeod-Archer
My thoughts and prayers goes out to you Doleena, at this difficult time, my deepest sympathy to you and the family. GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO WEATHER THIS SAD TIME!
From: Barbara Boutilier
Very sorry to hear about Bernie. My prayers are with you .
From your friend
From: Betty MacEachern
Dena and family. So sorry to hear of Bernies passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
From: Muriel and Nelson Pilon. (Nee Young)
We are sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing especially during these difficult times etc …. Our condolences from both of us
From: Emile and Suzette Chiasson
So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing Dena,quite a shock to all
From: Alex & Ann Mac Leod
So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From: Georgina MacDonald
My sincere sympathy to the LeBlanc family. Bernie was always a true gentleman to me and everyone when we would be around the neighborhood as kids, right up to his end. He was a much approachable guy who who made everyone welcome. A good man!
From: Bruce Forrest
Our deepest condolences Dina and family. So sorry for your loss.
From: Jackie Matthews
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Bernie was a great guy. We will miss him. RIP Bernie xo
From: Rose & Basil Kulczycki
Dena/Family-So very sorry for your loss
From: Carol Ranni
Hi Dolena: I’m very sorry to hear of Bernie’s death. I don’t know if you remember me but I met you with Bernie a few times at social functions of Bill W. Bernie was a likeable guy with a love of life and people. He had a twinkle in his eye that let us know a joke or witty remark was on the tip of his tongue. I know a lot of friends of Bill W. will miss him. Take care…Colleen
From: Colleen Gillis
Condolences to the family. If he was anything like his son, Bernie, I am sure he was an amazing man.
From: Mike Hill
I am so sorry to hear of Bernie’s death. He was a lovely person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From: Roberta Mac Intyre
Bernie, I am so sorry for your loss. I think you have his sense of humour. I lost my wife of 59 years, Arleen, on Nov. 20,2019, so have a good idea of your feelings. All the best.
From: Karl HANSEN
To Dina and the LeBlanc family,
We were so sorry to here of your loss. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.
From: Bud & Marian Walke
Deepest sympathies to the Leblanc family. God Bless.
From: John MacIntyre
I am so very very sorry to see the passing of Bernie, Loving husband father friend and neighbor an extraordinary kind and gentle man.. I am truly sorry for your loss! R.I.P Bernie Soar high
So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Remembering our days working at the Cape Breton Post – I don’t think he ever missed a day – Hard working and truly loved his family. Always was happy and seemed to let nothing bother him. Heaven will have a special place for him.
From: GARY HILLIER
To the entire family we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all. Your strength will guide you through this difficult time and will soon be together to remember the good times with your husband,Dad,grandfather and siblings. Take care. …Craig and Carol
My heart breaks for the loss of uncle Bernie. My condolences to Bernie, Laurie, Karen, Dena and of course to grandchildren and all other family members. No words can take away the pain of a loss. “The brothers are together again”
So very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing….our condolences to Dena and family….
Gerald & Melanie Phillippo
Very sorry for your loss! Bernie was a good guy and loved music.
Sorry to read this DOLENIA, CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I remember Bernie for many years , wonderful person RIP BERNIE , 🙏🙏🙏
So sorry to hear of Bernie,s passing Our prayers and thoughts are with the Family at this time
So sorry for your loss Dina and.family.I will miss him so much.He was a very good friend.Claire Wilson Myers.R.I.P. Bernie tell we meet again!!
Dena, we were very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing.We loved meeting up with him, always a story or joke to make you laugh.
Dena and family so sorry to see that Bernie passed away always enjoyed talking to him and playing cards .My deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. Our sincere condolences to you, Dolena & family. We enjoyed his funny stories. He was a very special man.
So sorry for your loss.Our condolences at this difficult time.May God give you strength .
I am so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. My sincere condolences to all of you. He was such a kind person. Many laughs were had at the kitchen table for sure. Hugs and much love from me to all of you at this time and always.
So very sorry for your loss 💔🙏 Laurie and Lindsay Ray. I know it must be extremely hard for you both not being able to go back home. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Sorry for you loss Dolena, Bernie, Laurie & Karen. Thought and prayers during this difficult time. Bobby & Georgette MacLeod, New waterford.
Dena, I just heard of Bernie passing to Spirit. A lot of memories from the 1960’s came out from where they were tucked away. Wilbert was at our home a lot back then, so I remember Bernie and his brothers. I will send my prayers Heavenward for him. A friend from Coady St. Rose (Lexie MacLean’s sister)
Sending love and support from Calgary. Bernie had a great sense of humour. Hugs to the whole family!
So sorry for your loss.
My heartfelt condolences Dena, Laurie and LindsayRae. I’m sure the physical void in your lives will be replaced with loving memories and the knowledge that Bernie is still with you every day. Hopefully the loss will be made easier when focusing on the blessing he was to have in your lives as long as you did. So sorry for your loss. I wish I had been able to meet him as I know how loved he was. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss of a loved one ! Many thoughts and prayers to all the family durning this hard time ! May god bless
So sorry to here of Bernie’s passing….Have many fond memories of growing up in Westmount with Bernie as our neighbor,,,Condolences to the family.
Dena, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Soory to hear about the passing of Bernie .My condolences to you and your family May be RIP.
Sorry to hear about Bernie’s passing condolences from my family to you all
Dena and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bernie was a great man may you get through with all the wonderful memories you created together.
I’m so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing.I have so many wonderful thoughts of Bernie and your family. He’ll be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Sorry to hear of your loss Dena. I worked at the Post with Bernie for almost 25 years. He was a true gentleman and I was proud to say I knew him. Condolences to you and the family.
So very sorry to read of Bernies passing today. Sincere Sympathy to you Dena and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dolena and family:
So very sorry to hear of your loss of Bernie. He was a great guy.
I worked with Bernie at the Cape Breton Post many years ago.
It was always a pleasure to meet both of you usually on Remembrance Day. Take care. God Bless and treasure your memories.
Dena and family – so sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie -he was
always a gentle and caring man who was so loved by all who knew
him. Worked with him at the C.B. Post for many years where he
always did his work no matter what the conditions or weather.
God’s strength and comfort to all his family
Dear Lena and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. He was a kind and gentle
soul , seemingly happy and smiling always. Worked with him at
the C.B. Post for a number of years -always reliable and worked
hard no matter the weather or conditions.
May God’s Peace and Strength be with the entire family at this
difficult time – God Bless
Dear Dena and Family,
My sincere condolences.
Bernie made friends wherever he went . It was always a pleasure To chat with him. I’m so sorry Dena. Very sad to read this sad news today.
Dear Laurie and Lindsay-Rae,
Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. We were so very glad that we got to meet your mom and dad on a number of their trips to Odessa. It was very evident that their family was very loved. Your dad had a very special humour that was easy to see and everyone around him loved that about him. We remember how much he looked forward to having an outdoor fire where everyone could sit and visit. Although he is no longer with you, we know without a doubt, that he is watching over all of you. All these special memories of your father will always live in your heart.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Kim and John Potter
dear Dina and family, Howie and I were very sorry to read of Bernie,s passing He was a real gentleman,I am happy we got a chance to talk to you both Couple weeks ago.Please give young Bernie a hug from me I often think of him with fond memories,
Dear Dena and Family
Andre and I are very sorry to hear the passing of Bernie. It has been quite awhile that we spoke with you both which was on the boardwalk when we were home on holidays a few years ago. We will Remember Bernie as he was an usher at our wedding and such a wonderful happy person.
Dena, Rachael and George send their condolences as well. lots of great memories.
Our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family at this sad and difficult time. Take care Dena. Love Isabell and Andre.
Sending strength and condolences to Dena, Karen, Laurie, Bernie Leblanc on hearing the news today of your loss. Wishing you love during these hard times, from Calgary , AB, former Westmount neighbor/class mate Sonya Cameron and the Cameron family
Sending my heartfelt condolences Dena, to you and your family. Bernie was well known and had a great sense of humor. Prayers and hugs to the family.
So sorry Dena to hear of Bernie’s passing he was a lovely friendly man . Our condolence to you and your family hugs
So sorry for your lost our prayers and love to your family 💕💕💕
Dena, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Bernie, sympathies to you and your family. Such a gentleman with a great sense of humour. Our prayers are with you at this time. Marge and Calvin Dunlop, Reserve mines
Our sincere sympathies during this difficult time. You’ve a good many friends to share memories with and help to put things into perspective. So tough to lose someone you love.
Brent and Donna Donaldson
Dena and family my sincere sympathy on your great loss. Bernie was always a friendly man ,pleasure playing cards with him. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. May he R.I.P.
To my sweet brother in law & uncle,
Your presence on this earth is so missed. Knowing you’re in Heaven is your rich reward and blessings for all the good deeds you gave to others.
Sorry for your loss Dena, Laurie, Karen, Bernie and grandchildren,
Love from Liz, Lisa, Danielle and Mathieu
Dena, Chuck and I are saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing. We will remember many happy times together. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Thoughts and Prayers gong out to all
Rest In Peace. “Bernard”was nice and gentleman and new friend.
My condolence to his Wife and Daughters and son
We are Deeply sorry for your loss Dena and Family.Praying for your healing comfort and strength during this painful time.Thinking of you all and sending lots of love and hugs❤️Xo
Dena and family,
I was so very sorry to learn of Bernie’s passing. He was a lovely man with a great sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Dear Karen, Dena & Family
Please know how sorry I am to hear this sad news. I will remember the many hours spent at your house with your father smiling quietly at our antics. Please be well and safe. Thinking of you all.
DENA and FAMILY Our sincere condolences on your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
So very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Thoughts and eaters are with all of you. Sincerely, Dave and Wendy MacPhail
OMG. Dena, I am so sorry to hear….I just heard today…my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family…hugs
Dena, Bernie Jr. ,Laurie and Karen
So sorry to hear the loss of Bernie ( our lovely Uncle ) . Thinking of all the wonderful memories of such a happy person.
Life is never long enough .
Thinking of you ,
Donna and Brad Walker
Dear Karen, Laurie and family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Such a lovely man. God bless you and know you are thought of and remembered. Cheryl LeBlanc-Weldon