We regret to announce the sudden passing of Albert Darrell Bourgeois on Monday, February 15, 2021 at home.
Born on November 19, 1948 in Sydney, Albert was the son of the late Edgar and Mary (Andrews) Bourgeois.
Albert served briefly in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a weather observer. During that time, he also began his lifelong love of music. Albert worked as an industrial electrician at Sydney Steel. He was actively involved in the local entertainment industry and performed with many local bands. He had a beautiful voice and loved sharing his talent with anyone who wanted to listen. Albert never lost his passion for music.
Albert is survived by his children, Christopher, Sydney, Margaret Ann, Australia and Darrell, Ontario; grandchildren, Ceilidh, Reagan and Will, Australia and Camila, Ontario; siblings, Paul, Howie Centre, Theresa, Halifax, Frank and Blaise, Sydney; loving aunt, Mary Andrews; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Albert was predeceased by his brother, Charles.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Albert Bourgeois will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date.
Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Mental Health Services at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My sincere condolences to the Bourgeois family on Diggie’s passing. May be Rest In Peace.
From: Joe Black
To Paul and family, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. He seems to remind me of the musicians who played at the Boardwalk in the beautiful summer evenings that I hope we will have again. I hope it brings comfort to you and your family to know that friends care and will keep you in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Shirley MacLeod
A donation to the Pier Community Funeral Home Building Fund has been given in Albert’s memory.
From: Terry Usher
Sending our Deepest
Sympathy at this time.
Doddy & Bobby Keel
Truro N.S. ( Whitney Pier)
Blaise, Francis, and the Bourgeois and Andrews families,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Another Pier boy in Heaven. RIP, Diggy.
Our Deepest Sympathy to both Families, Diggy was a Great guy with an awesome sense of humour and great talent. I am sure Greg already handed him a Guitar.
Blaise and all family members and friends of Diggy prayers and God Bless
So sorry to hear of Diggy’s passing. He was a friend from the Pier and from our days in Trenton Ontario. May he rest in peace.
Ross and Valerie Barrett.
A brave and courageous person with talent and culture,
a true friend, a humble spirit. Thank you Albert.
Our deepest and most sincere condolences, may his soul rest in peace.
To Francis and the entire family our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss….
My condolences to Alberts family. He had a gentle spirit and a gift for music. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Albert was a joy to know and we shared many laughs through the years. While we have not been in touch in recent years, the memories are sweet and treasured, as is his memory.
Rest in peace, dear friend.
It’s been almost 30 years since I’ve seen Albert but he’s someone that touched my young life with his faith & talent. My condolences go out to his family and friends at this time. I’ll always remember his beautiful voice and humble spirit. Prayers for all at this time.
Sister Annette -Leffman- Register, North Carolina, USA
Paul, Terry and Family;
We were so sad to hear about Diggy’s passing. Diggy was a groomsman at our wedding in 1972. I spent many happy days with him. He taught me to play guitar. A patient and loveable man. May he be at peace. Prayers for all from us.
Our sincere sympathy to the family. May God bless you at this difficult time! Diggy & I were great friends during our childhood many lovely memories of him!