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Bernard Jeremiah McCarthy

March 10, 1934 January 18, 2020
Bernard Jeremiah McCarthy
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Obituary for Bernard Jeremiah McCarthy

Bernard J. McCarthy, 85 of New Waterford, passed away peacefully Jan. 18 surrounded by his loving family.

Bernie was born March 10, 1934 in New Waterford to Jerry and Mary Ann (Corbett) McCarthy.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis, of 17 years, daughter Bernetta (Joe) Socha, sons Kevin (Maureen), and Bernie, grandchildren Kenny, Christin, Shaun, Mitchell, Corbin and Brae and 6 great grandchildren as well as his sisters Rita (Pleman) Woodland, Catherine Smith, and Yvonne (Wayne) Cooper and brother Edward (Eunice).

He is predeceased by his parents and sisters Anne, Babs, Babe and Shirley, and his late wife of 47 years, Marjorie (McLean).

Bernie was a master carpenter and loved gardening, raising homing pigeons and chickens and enjoyed dancing and travelling.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, and a Mass is scheduled at St. Leonard Catholic Parish Church, 3180 Mount Carmel Ave, New Waterford at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


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