Bruce Barrington

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Obituary for Bruce Barrington On April 13th, 2024 Bruce Anthony Barrington at the age of 76 passed away peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth II Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, N.S. surrounded by all of his daughters. Bruce is survived by his daughters: Dawn Barrington-Hodgson (Dan), Paula Barrington (Tony Deveaux), Heather Barrington (Mark Wallin), and Cindy Barrington-Lewis (Devon); grandchildren: Hanna Lewis, Coady Lewis, Claire Hodgson, Sarah Hodgson, Alder DeWitte, Cole Parkes, Jean Graham, and Celeste Graham; great grandson, Nodin Graham; father, Charlie Barrington; brothers: Richard Barrington (Cathy), Donnie Barrington (Julie), Earl Barrington, and Blaise Barrington (Shelley); brothers-in-law: Bob Jardine, and Peter Jardine (Brenda Ratushny); sisters-in-law: Barbara North (Rob), and Celia Gillis (Vince); god-children: Anne Lovely, and Laura Gillis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Bruce is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Sheila Alma (Jardine) Barrington; mother, Theresa Mary Barrington; father-in-law, Lawrence Jardine; mother-in-law, Gertrude Hart; sisters-in-law, Colleen Barrington, and Judy Jardine. Bruce was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on March 27th, 1948. He was raised in South Bar. In 1968 he graduated from the Regional Vocational School with a certificate in motor vehicle repair. He met his wife Sheila in 1968 in the bowling alley in the basement of the Holy Redeemer church. They were married April 11th, 1970 in the Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, N.S. Bruce worked for the family business, Barrington & Vokey, for many years as a young man. He also worked on Ward MacLennan’s dairy farm in South Bar as a youth, where he fostered his love of farming. This experience on the farm later led him and Sheila to pack up their young family and move to Ross Ferry, where they would raise their four daughters and live for over 40 years. Sheila and Bruce moved to live in Ross Ferry in 1977, and moved again starting their farm in Ross Ferry in 1979. Bruce worked for many years for Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board as a school bus driver and a custodian. He had various entrepreneurial ventures that included a hog farm, sod farm, wood products business, golf driving range, and several others. He was involved in and was an integral part of the formation of the Ross Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, and in the organization of bringing Red Cross Swimming lessons to the Ross Ferry Community. He was a member of the rabbit breeder association 1970 - 1978; the Wood Lot Owners and Operators Association; and a member of the CHAD (Central Highlands Association of the Disabled) Transit Committee in Pictou, N.S. Bruce and Sheila moved to Pictou, N.S. to be closer to their family in 2017. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of QEII Halifax Infirmary 5.2 and 7.3 who cared for Bruce while he was in the hospital, especially the following doctors: Dr. Stephen Beed, Dr. David Greencorn, Dr. Ellen Parker, Dr. Jean-Bernard Breau, Dr. Shayan Shahsavar, and Dr. Jenna Smith-Forester; and other hospital staff Kaleigh, Destinee, Jola, and Kayla. Thank you so very much for the amazing care given to Bruce by the VON staff of Pictou County and his family doctor, Dr. Stephaine Omoifo. Special thanks to his daughter Dawn for the exceptional care she gave him in the final years of his life. Bruce’s visitation will be held on Sunday, April 21st at 2pm to 4pm at H.W. Angus Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Stellarton on Monday April 22nd at 2pm, with private family burial to follow at a later date. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Stella Maris Graveyard in Pictou, N.S. Bruce was an important part of his family and the Ross Ferry community. He was a great father, and loved us as much he loved his fuzzy peaches, cookies, and Blue Jays baseball games. People that really knew Bruce appreciated that he was a very matter of fact person, and they would always know exactly where they stood with him. He certainly kept us on our toes until the very end. He will be missed by so very many, especially his daughters, grandchildren, father, brothers, and in-laws. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to VON of Pictou County; and CHAD Transit in Pictou. VON Donations: Web Link: CHAD Transit Donations: Phone (902) 928-1234, or Email Website


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024
H.W. Angus Funeral Home
256 King Street, New Glasgow
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, April 22, 2024
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church
St. Bernard Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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