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Bernard Elliott

Bernard F. Elliott (Grumpy)

Sunday, November 1st, 1931 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Bernard F. Elliott
“Grumpy”

Born November 1, 1931 in Economy, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, and passed away peacefully August 26, 2019 in Vancouver B.C.

Husband, Beloved Father and Grumpy, Entrepreneur, Bush Pilot, Author, Artist, Poet, Inventor, Philosopher, Intuitive, Spiritual Advisor, Neighborhood Character, Mentor to many, and Friend.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Lorraine (Nishiguchi) and their daughters Sandra and Maureen, and his granddaughters Alexandra (Ergas) and Emily (Westwick); His Ontario daughter Alicia Chasse, her children, the late Michael, Chantalle, Elizabeth And Matthew; and his Hawaiian son Stanford Carr, his wife Kathy, and their children Stanford Jr, Dustin and Celine.

Grumpy was a force of Nature- a strong presence with a booming voice and a very dry sense of humor. In recent years, he could be found holding court in his Man Cave “Bern’s Bar” or his beloved Teahouse which he painstakingly built by hand over many years to bring the true character and charm of Nova Scotia into his own backyard. He was happiest when he was writing- and wrote several very entertaining books on his life adventures and childhood memories. He loved sharing and debating his views on the many mysteries of life. Over his lifetime he wrote hundreds of poems and ditties, always with a humourous bent. Although not a religious man in the conventional sense, he was deeply spiritual.

A celebration of Grumpy’s life will be held on Sunday September 15, 2019 at 2 pm. Highlands United Church- 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
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Robert Dunn

Posted at 03:22pm
ROBERT DUNN A FRIEND
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Pam Vidalin

Posted at 04:59pm
Dear Bernie, Grumpy, T.O.M. and friend.
Your missed. It's plain & simple. The world was a happier place with you in. Your creative mind, bushy eyebrows, opinion on everything , and permanent seat placement in your little hut are etched in memory. You will be remembered for so many things but the biggest for me is the your pumpkin sized heart, your warm hugs and our antiquated correspondence.
There will never be another you!
Love and selfish sadness
T.O.W.
HG

Heng G

Posted at 01:00pm
Bernie. You are as true to your beliefs as you are a true Canadian that I know. I certainly enjoyed all the conversations and discussions in our many early morning coffees at Macdonald’s Westview. Always ready to assist and to share your opinions. Till we meet again.
JB

Jim B.

Posted at 01:58pm
Bernie, we wish you well as you continue your journey, filled with new knowledge and wonder, along the path you had already perceived and shared through wonderful writings. Thank you for your gift of stimulating thinking and exploration of things greater than ourselves. With your powerful untethered Soul now soaring, we look forward to your occasional visit in your now ethereal tea room.
Jim B.
PB

Pamela Baxter

Posted at 07:50pm
Dear Family of Bernard. Please accept my sympathies about the loss of your beloved Grumpy. I met Bernard only a year ago while on a walk. He was fixing his fence, which he had built himself many years ago. We must have talked for half an hour. I learned of his writing, poetry, spirituality, and of his children. And he asked about me. I was always hoping to run into him again. Condolences. - Pamela Baxter, North Van.
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