Obituary of Bernard Joseph Brackett
79, Fall River. As two hearts became one. The family is saddened by the passing of Bill, on September 22, 2020 in the Palliative Care unit of the VG site QEII, with the love of his life by his side.
Bill was in Flooring for many years and made many friends. He loved to go to the camp in Musquodoboit, spending time fishing and hunting with his close friend Pat, son Joe and nephew Ken. He also liked spending time in Parrsboro camping in our trailer and fishing on the Bay of Fundy with his friends Ron, Wade, Arnold and time with Rodney at the campfire. He took great pleasure in casting the line wherever he could. Hunting was his second favorite sport. He was strong and worked hard all of his life. He was one of a kind and will be missed and always loved by his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Marriott); sons, Joseph (Sherry) and James; daughters, Darlene and Tammy (Ian); grandchildren, Amanda, Amy (Chris), Brandon (Cassie), Brandon P., Holly, Emily (Matthew), Ryan (Kayleigh) and Tyler; great grandson, baby Archie; 6 great granddaughters; brother, Ken (Heather); sisters, Pat Griffiths, Gloria (John) Moore, Judy (John) McMillan and Debbie (Jimmy) Melvin; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernard A. and Vivian (Romo) Brackett; brother in law, Peter Griffiths.
Special thanks to the angels of the VG 7A team, Dr. Dupeve, for giving our loved one such wonderful care and help getting through this difficult time. Special thanks also to Dr. Mallory at the QEII for your support.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Maritime Cremation Centre. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at his homestead, 32 Howe Avenue, Fall River, on October 3, 2020 from 1-5pm. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required to be worn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association or charity of choice. Our family circle is broken.