Bernice Isabel Bond
Bond, Bernice Isabel, age 84 of Antigonish.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear family member on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. Bernice was born into a family of 17 children on May 12, 1936 to the late Clarence and Minnie (Delaney) Bond, of Halfway Cove, Guysborough County.
Bernice is survived by brothers, Gerald (Claire), Antigonish; Percy (Joy), Mulgrave; Gordon (Myrtle), Frankville; Garfield and Lloyd, Halfway Cove; sisters, Verna Ritcey, Eastern Passage; Rita Hansen, Dartmouth; Eileen (Pete) Woolridge, Halifax; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Garland, Wesley, Aubrey, Donald, and John "Arnie"; sisters, Helen, Marguerite, and Marie.
Bernice moved to Antigonish at the age of 16 and began her career in the hospitality industry as a waitress at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Lower South River and stayed on over the decades as it became Gentleman Jim’s and then Mother Webbs. She finished off her forty-year career at Chuggles. Bernice was known for her warm smile and her wonderful apple pie that she took great pride in baking and serving her customers and her family.
For many of her nieces and nephews, she will be fondly remembered as "the cool aunt with the convertible". For years her prized possession was a dark green Chevy Impala convertible which she always made available for trips to the beach in the summer at Halfway Cove.
After suffering a stroke in 2016, Bernice's mobility was limited to a wheelchair and a nursing facility. As a testament to her strength and courage she was never heard complaining about her health but rather felt very fortunate that she wasn't worse off than she was. We will miss your sarcastic wit and loving smile.
Bernice's family would like to thank the staff of the R.K MacDonald nursing facility for their excellent care and for providing a home and additional family these last 3 1/2 years.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, and all visitors will be expected to adhere to the province’s social distancing protocols. A private family funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am, and the public is invited to view the service by clicking on the link below:
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com