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.


Online Condolences

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

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.
Murdock,Angeline,Jackie Cormier.

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
From:  Nadine

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.