Bernard "Blake" Marsh

Born: Fri., Jul. 21, 1933
Died: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

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Bernard “Blake” Marsh
Mill Creek

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, step-father and grandfather, Bernard “Blake” Marsh, 86, on Friday, February 7, 2020, at home.
Born in Mill Creek on July 21, 1933, he was the son of the late Bernard and Liza (Harrietha) Marsh.
Blake was a man who enjoyed the outdoors, loved to walk, go fishing and hunting, and all winter you would find him and his beloved wife, Helene, out on the ice, fishing, something he really loved. In the spring, he could be found planting his vegetable garden, and when harvested, he shared with all. A quiet, unassuming man, with a kind word or helping hand for everyone. He worked on the “Great Lakes” as a young man, and later worked in the coal mines.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Helene (LeBlanc, Kempt) Marsh, his son Doug Marsh, his wife Glenda and their children Adam and Ashley Dawn, as well as our shared children; Judy (Greg) Jobes, Danny (Nadine) Kempt, Rick (Carol) Kempt, Elmer (Hoss) (Florence) Kempt, and Jackie (Alex) Kempt, and their families, who loved him dearly.
Blake is also survived by his sisters Ann Marie (late George) Burton, Mona (late John F.) MacDonald, Carmelita (late Stan) Peck, Bernadette (Philip) Theriault, Sandra (John) Allen, Carol Anne (Joe) Gielen, special sister and brother-in-law Doreen and Cyril “Boots” Redmond, brother Michael (Corella) Marsh, brother-in-law Bill Bagnell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Madonna Bagnell, brothers Carl and John Willie Marsh, and his first wife Mildred Morgan Young.
Cremation has taken place. His family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 10 am. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 am in the funeral home, with DLM Diane Kempt officiating. There will be a light lunch at the Bras d’Or Pensioners Club, following the service. Donations in Blake’s memory may be made to Palliative Care. Words of comfort may be forward to his family at

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Roberta MArsh
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
Sincere condolences on Blake's passing.

Carol Godin & Everett Ricky Kempt
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
Our Dear Blake, how you will be missed.
unfortunately we can not make it to your celebration of Life, but we will be there in our hearts and thoughts remembering many special times spent together.
When I look at the picture of you fishing at middle river I know you are somewhere in heaven fishing, catch the Big one for Ma. Love your Carol & Rick xooxox

georgina@dougie macneil
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
We were sorry to read about Blake this morning.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

michael oconnor
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Speed! xoxo Mike O'Connor

Julie and Ted Macaulay
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020
My deepest sympathy for my uncle Blake.

Judy Carey Saunders
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Dear Sandra and all of Blake’s family my thoughts and prayer are with at this sad time . I have wonderful memories of crossing the brook behind Ivan’s and spending happy summer days playing with Sandra and Sandra Degaust and always feeling welcome in your home.
Judy Carey Saunders

Kayla, Shawn MacNeil
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you Rest In Peace.
Love shawn, Kayla,

Anne Burton & Joe Burton
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Dear Helene & All of Blake's Family, We are so sorry to hear of his passing! He was a lovely man! May he rest in peace!

Natasha Edwards
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all the memories shared together. Xoxo

The Paquet Family of Alder Point
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all during this sad and difficult time.

Darrell and Lynn Hamilton
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Our deepest condolences Dougie/Glenda and Bernadette and extended family on the loss of Blake. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Lynn & Darrell.

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