Bernard (Bernie) Cook, Sydney, New Waterford
Bernard (Bernie) Cook, Sydney, New Waterford

Obituary of Bernard (Bernie) Henry Cook, Sydney, New Waterford

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Bernie Cook, age 63, passed away on Friday, December 30th, 2022 at Hospice Cape Breton, Sydney.

Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Peter & Bessie (Dickson) Cook.

After high school, he started working in Lingan Mine and later moved to Ontario for a few years where he held various jobs before a disability caused him to stop working.

Bernie loved writing songs, singing, playing guitar, fishing, reading and being surrounded by nature in the outdoors. He was a great dad, granddad and was filled with compassion and love.

He is survived by his daughter, Aleshia (Colton) Burns, New Waterford, brother, Peter (Lee), Hammonds Plains, sisters, Ruth, Betty Anne; grandchildren, Jorja, Odin, Dayva and Atlas.

Besides his parents, Bernie was predeceased by his wife, Donna and son, B.J., brothers, John, Jimmy, Pat, two brothers in infancy, sisters, Edie, Margaret , Alice, Catherine and two sisters in infancy.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Upon Bernie’s request, there will be no services.

Memorial donations in memory of Bernie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: