AMEY, Bernard A.

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

North Syd­ney

It is with sad­ness we an­nounce the pass­ing of Bernard Allen Amey, age 80, on Tues­day, Jan­uary 31, 2017 at his home.

Born in North Syd­ney on May 2, 1936, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mil­dred (Dear­ing) Amey. Bern worked for a num­ber of years aboard the Ma­rine At­lantic ves­sels and later be­came a Red Seal Car­pen­ter work­ing var­i­ous con­struc­tion jobs and later taught car­pen­try at Memo­rial High School. He had many in­ter­ests, he was an avid sailor, curler, golfer, dart player and artist. He was of­ten called upon to make his fa­mous seafood chow­der. He loved go­ing for drives in the car to visit friends and en­joy the scenery around Cape Breton. Bern was a mem­ber of Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, the North­ern Yacht Club, Seav­iew Golf and Curl­ing Clubs and the Royal Al­bert Ma­sonic Lodge.

He is sur­vived by his chil­dren, April Heneb­ury, Lower Sackville, Dianna Amey, Dart­mouth, Bev­erly Amey (Wayne Brewer), North Syd­ney, Art Amey (Holli Brit­tain), Win­nipeg, Bill (Lisa) Amey, Moose­jaw and Starr Amey (Chris Bed­good), Still­wa­ter Lake.

Bern is also sur­vived by his lov­ing part­ner of 20 years, Mary Delores Long and his stepchil­dren, Eric (Jen­nifer) Long, Syd­ney Mines, Car­rie (Greg) MacRitchie, Syd­ney, Heather (Cliff) An­drews, Ham­monds Plains and He­len Long, Amherst, his 23 grand­chil­dren and 1 great-grand­child. Also sur­viv­ing is his sis­ter, Yvonne Fer­gu­son; his brother-in-law, Den­nis Gale; sis­ters-in-law, Betty Amey, Diane Amey, Jean-Marie Amey, Mar­i­lyn Amey; his spe­cial aunt, Ruth Dear­ing and many nieces and neph­ews.

He was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Clara (Mom­bour­quette) of 17 years in 1974; his sis­ters, Tean Gale and Betty Gale; his broth­ers, Wil­liam, Don­ald, Roy and Roland Amey; son-in-law, Jim Heneb­ury; broth­ers-in-law, Elmer Gale and Bruce Fer­gu­son.

The fam­ily would like to thank the EHS Paramedics, Cape Breton Re­gional Po­lice, Pal­lia­tive Care, the VON and Dr. Bill MacDon­ald for the care and con­cern shown to Bern and fam­ily.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Bern will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Satur­day in the W.J. Doo­ley Funeral Home, 107 Pleas­ant Street, North Syd­ney. A funeral ser­vice will fol­low at 12 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nick Phillips of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will be held at Lake­side Ceme­tery at a later date. Memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the North Syd­ney Food Band. On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­ley.com.

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