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Daniel Bernard "Bernie" Layes


Daniel Bernard "Bernie" Layes
Daniel Bernard "Bernie" Layes

Layes, Daniel Bernard "Bernie", age 82, of Merland, Antigonish County passed away on November 25, 2019 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Daniel and Margaret (Cameron) Layes.

Bernie started his working career as a forester and trucker and had a contract with the Pulp Mill for over 40 years. A sunny day in the woods on his old porter was a perfect day for him. He was an avid race fan, loved sports, and enjoyed his beer. He will be sadly missed by his many employees from over the years.

He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, his wife of 56 years, Ethel (Breen); his children: Darlene (Mike) Halfpenny, Pleasant Valley; Donnie, Afton; Susan (Hugh) Chisholm, Afton; grandchildren: Sheena Halfpenny (Andrew MacDougall); Daniel Halfpenny and Rebecca (Brandon) Wile; great grandchildren, Leyera and Jasper; brothers: Francis, Billy, Melvin, Jimmy and Berkley; sister, Aileen; and brother in law, Bob MacLean.

He was predeceased by his siblings, John, Lawrence, Laura MacLean, Alex, Danny, Alec, Mary and Carol; granddaughter, Katrina Halfpenny.

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Reverend John Barry presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Donations in memory may be made to St. Peter’s Parish CWL. Online condolences:


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Service Date
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, NS

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS

Burial Date
November 28, 2019
Burial Location
St. Peter's Cemetery

Requested Charity
St. Peter's Parish CWL