It is with profound sadness and unmeasurable pain that we announce the sudden passing of Bruce Bradley Barrington, age 37, at home in Coxheath on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Bruce was born on May 27, 1983 in New Waterford and was raised in Sydney, NS.
Bruce was the son of Carol Lee (MacKinnon) and Keith Barrington. Besides his parents, Bruce is survived by his loving partner and fiancé, Crystal Williams and sons, Keegan and Kameron Barrington, whom he loved like nothing else. He is also survived by brothers, Brian (Melissa) and Mark (Christina) Barrington; sister, Holly Barrington; as well as two precious nieces, Anna and Emma Barrington. Also left to mourn are his grandparents, Terry and Peter MacKinnon and Thelma and Bobby Barrington; aunts, Trina (Cliff) Stewart, Anita (Dan) Harris, Lorna (Cletus) Hallahan, Elaine Barrington, Linda Barrington and a large number of extended family and friends.
Bruce attended Cape Breton University where he studied Mechanical Engineering (Class of 2007). He was happily employed at Protocase as an Engineering and Design Service Lead.
Bruce was a family man through and through. The memories made with his family will surely last a lifetime.
Visitation for the late Bruce Barrington will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020. A celebration of life will be held in the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Bruce may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Tony and I send our condolences to the Entire Barrington Families. Thoughts and Prayers are with all at this time .
From: Helen Szucs (Rozicki)
So sorry to hear of Bruce passing, my prayers & thoughts are with you
From: Ada Hagen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
From: Ralph and Mary Neville
Carol Lee, Keith and Family, Thinking of your family and Bruce’s family during this difficult time. Sending our sincere condolences and prayers. Your wonderful memories of Bruce and the love you shared will help you all in the days ahead.
From: Anna & Vince Radzikowski
Sending our prayers and love at this very sad time!!
From: Alex,Judy & Erin
Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended families during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
From: Janet (Aucoin
My sincere condolences to Bruce’s family. I worked with Bruce and greatly respected his intellect and diligence.
From: Paul Krasowski
To Keith & Carol Lee & family, Bob & Thelma, Elaine, Anita, Linda, Lorna and families; words alone cannot express the pain that you are feeling right now, time will help a little but such a loss will remain fresh for a very long time and will never go away. To Keith and Carol Lee, no parent should have to lose a child; I know first hand the pain that you are feeling. Please know that my thoughts, prayers and heart are with all of you. My heart breaks for each of you. Take comfort from Bruce’s children for they are a part of him; they will help to see you through this immeasurable pain. May you take comfort from the family and friends that surround you; and cherish each and every memory; for memories are the one thing that death cannot take. ” You are in the arms of Jesus now, and I know that you’ll be fine. But I wish with all my heart that those arms were mine.” With love to all of you, my deepest condolences. Shirley
From: Shirley Gardiner
My sincere condolences to Keith , Carol Lee and all the Barrington family .
From: Carl Rudderham
I had the pleasure of knowing Bruce Barrington in the Sydney Kiwanis Royal Canadian 29th Squadron Air Cadets and also as a suppy teacher at Sydney Academy. He served as an excellent cadet and a superior student. That is a memory that carries forward. Condolences.
From: Neil R Bulley
My heart is saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Lyn Day and staff of Sunshine Play Care
From: Lyn Day
To all of Bruce’s loved ones who mourn his loss, it was an honour to attend his wake and funeral to express my sincere condolences for your sudden tragic loss. I will keep you in my prayers as you struggle on through your grief. May God strengthen and comfort you with His peace.
From: Mary C. MacPherson
Carol Lee and family: sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family during this difficult time.
From: Janet (Aucoin) Griffin
Dear Crystal.I am so very sad to hear about your loss of your loving partner and father of your beautiful sons.My prayers are with you at this time.
Condolences to the Barrington family @ this very sad time.
Kevin & Linda Costello
My heart will forever hold a place for you. Thinking of the Barrington family. RIP bruce I love you my friend.
My condolences to his family, fiance, and boys. I hope you can find some comfort in each other and happy memories. I knew Bruce from cadets, and the Tattoo in our younger days. He was always kind, and had a goofy sense of humor I admired.
My condolences to the family I am so sorry for your loss. bruce and I have not seen each other in a long time but the bruce I remember was an amazing person always smiling and laughing and having a great time at air cadets he will be missed dearly
How sad and difficult this is. So sorry to learn of this news. It is the time to lean on each other.
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Dear Carol Lee
Too say we were devastated to hear of Bruce’s passing is an understatement. Bruce had the biggest smile ever! Not that long ago Bruce recognized me and we had a little chat.
To you, Keith, Crystal, your mum and dad and Keith’s parents our deepest sympathy.
You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Be gentle with yourselves at this very sad time.
Donnie, Agnes ,Anne Louise and classmate from primary Stephen Campbell
So sorry for your loss carol lee and keith
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved son . Please know we are thinking of all of you with sympathy and great sadness for your loss.
Carol so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I’m in utter disbelief. I send you love and hugs with hopes it brings you comfort. I have no words that would bring comfort so I will not even try. It is overwhelmingly heartbreaking. Please know you are in my thoughts. If I could be there and do anything to ease your grief, I would without hesitation. I’ve spent the last few days thinking about our childhood together and remembering all the best days we had. I wish there were more. Bruce will always be a dear friend.
Carol Lee and Keith and family
Our love and prayers are sent your way. We are truly sorry for your loss, losing your son Bruce has broken our hearts for you, may god bless you and help you through, during this time of sadness.
Terry and Peter and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious grandson. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
Dianne & Donald Wadden
Sending you our deepest condolences and prayers on the loss of your son 💗
I met Bruce when Keagan started coming to Tiny Town Day care , he was usually the the first parent that came in the mornings ,I always had a nice chat with Bruce , I was always interested in the progress of your new home he was so proud when you finally build the house on your land , and I would looked forward to when you moved in , and Keagan was so happy with his room , I will miss our talks and I am so very, very sorry for your loss
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I am still trying to process Bruce’s passing. I met Bruce when we were in our 20s. He was always there for everyone, and loved his family and close friend dearly. Although I have not talked to Bruce since last summer, I know he built a beautiful family and life for himself. I was very proud to call him my friend, best friend at one point. I will forever miss him. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends 🙏
Crystal and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Words are very hard to describe how it is to let you and your boys know how I feel for you and Bruce’s family. Please let me know if you need help in any way. We love you very much.
Condolences to the family. Rip Bruce say hi up there to Peter.
Our deepest condolences to the Barrington family! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! God bless! Hugs to all. Kenny & Heather MacLeod.
So very sorry for your loss, our most sincere condolences to all family members. Brenda and Paul LeBlanc
Words can’t express how deeply sad and sorry I was to hear of this loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
While I haven’t seen Bruce since our time in cadets, I am forever grateful for his leadership and friendship.
Dear Crystal, I am very sorry for your loss. Bruce was great cadet and real nice guy. My condolences go to your entire family.
To all Bruce’s family and friends I am sorry to read of his passing. Will keep you in my prayers.
So very sorry for your loss Carol Ann and Keith. Our sincere condolences to all of the family.
My sincere sympathy goes out to Carol Lee, Keith, the entire Barrington family, Terry and Peter. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of deep sorrow. Sandra Inkpen
Carol Lee, Terry, Peter, Thelma, Bobby and family, Sincere condolences on the passing of Bruce. May you find comfort in your memories of him.
In our thoughts and prayers,
Harold and Irene Antle
Sympathies to the entire Barrington family, I am so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to all family members.
Thelma and Bobby! Leona and I were so sorry to read of the passing of your grandson. Our sincere condolences go to both of you and the family.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Condolences from Remi Boutilier and family. We are thinking of you during this heart wrenching time and send you and your family prayers.
My condolences to the Barrington family. It truly broke my heart when I heard this news. I only new Bruce professionally as I was a client of his over the last 13 months. I observed many great traits over this period that his surviving family should be vastly proud of. I will join you in celebrating Bruce’s life from here in Texas. I have and will continue to pray for God’s blessing over each of you. If you haven’t already, I pray that each of you will know and learn of the Lord Jesus Christ.