Bernard Tobin

Born: Fri., Jan. 8, 1937
Died: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 04, 2020
Location: Trinity Anglican Church

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Bernard Tobin
Sydney Mines

The family of the late Bernard Tobin is saddened to announce his peaceful passing on Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines on January 8, 1937, he was the son of the late David and Christina Tobin. He was 83 years of age.
Bernard is survived by his best friend and wife of 65 years, Miriam (Jones) Tobin, his children Terry, Calgary; Jeannie, North Sydney; Conrad, France; Sheldon, North Sydney and Norman who resides at home, also by his grandson Johnathon, North Sydney.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his eldest son Bernard Garfield and his mother-in-law Mabel Jones.
Bernie was employed for many years with Devco and upon retiring he worked for Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, and in later years he worked  for J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, all in Sydney Mines.
He was a very faithful and active member of Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines, where he was a member of the choir, took on the duties of ushering, and you would often find him clearing the snow and ice from the church steps as he held the position of custodian for a number of years. Bernie was always busy and willing to lend a helping hand when he was able. He will be missed by many.
A family service to celebrate the life of Bernard will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11am in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines with Rev Jackie Warren officiating. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, seating in the church is limited.
If you wish to make a donation in memory, please consider Trinity Anglican Church, or a charity of your choice.
John 14:1-2 " Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you I am going there to prepare a place for you?


At this time, the family of Bernard Tobin would like to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michele Mc Keough, Dr Peter Poulos and Dr Ritter for their many visits to our home. To Dr Abboud for her caring and compassionate manner the day of admission to the Regional Hospital, and also the staff on 4 East, the homemakers and VON for their daily visits to our home, and to Tammy for taking her own time to drive Bernie to Halifax for appointments. We express our appreciation to Holly Winn the palliative care nurse for her comforting words and gentle manner to the family and making Bernie comfortable during his last few days with us. To the staff of Jobes Funeral Home, we express our appreciation for your help during this difficult time.
To family members and friends, the help you provided the past month has not gone unnoticed. To Norman and Jeannie for doing errands, shopping, preparing meals and the many other things you have done, I thank you. Last but not least, to Lawrence Howard, Bernie's brother-in-law and best friend. We thank you for the long nights spent sitting at home or the hospital with him, taking him for appointments in Sydney or just sitting down and having a good old chat. Bernie appreciated your friendship and all you did with and for him. Thank you, Lawrence.
To everyone we are forever thankful.
Wife Miriam and family

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Gloria Reid
   Posted Mon November 02, 2020
Miriam and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of Sonny. Although I haven't seen each other in several years, I have fond memories of the many times we spent together when we were younger. Playing when we were young or just hanging out in Uncle Dave's Yard as we grew older was always a fun time .lots of laughs. We always found time to stop for a chat when we ran into each other. Mom always had a soft spot in her heart for Sonny and spoke of him fondly when she was living. .Rest in Peace cousin. Fly high with the angels.

caroleAndJohn Lovell Boularderie Groves Point
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
We had good memories of your dad he was a great man you all will miss him dearly To all the Tobin family's Young Bernie Kathy your dad was a special person may he rest with God.

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