Bernard F. Elliott
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.