Bryan Herbert McFarlane

Passed 01/29/2023


Obituary For Bryan Herbert McFarlane

Age 72, Dartmouth. It is with great sorrow that the family of Bryan Herbert McFarlane announces his passing on Sunday January 29th, 2023 in the Dartmouth General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Bryan was born and grew up in Halifax and started his young career at Wire Rope Industries Ltd in Dartmouth. He then enjoyed a very successful career as a Cargo Manager for many years at Canadian Airlines and a few others along the way, followed by becoming a business owner until his retirement. Bryan was an avid golfer, enjoyed going to many Halifax Moosehead games and was always cheering on his much-loved Toronto Maple Leaf’s and Toronto Blue Jays.

Bryan will be dearly missed by the countless people whose lives he touched.

Bryan is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 51 amazing years, Violet (Covey), Sons Bryan Jr., Michael (Shawna); beloved grandfather to his 3 cherished grandchildren Kayleigh, Jullian, and Evan; brother, Wayne (Margaret), nephew, Kevin (Cara), Niece, Jill (Jason); adored godmother, Aunt Pearl; great niece and nephews, many cousins, friends and his breakfast club companions.

Special Thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital for their dedication and compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be held Monday February 6th, 2023 at 11am at Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish, 6032 Normandy Dr, Halifax. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

-Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again. - Author unknown

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  • 02/06/2023

    Bryan, you were one of the best neighbors anyone could ask for. You were always friendly and kind. I will miss seeing you out puttering in your yard. I'm so sorry that you had to leave so soon. Condolences and prayers to Violet, Bryan, Mike, Shauna, Kayleigh, Evan and Julian. Cherish your memories of this sweet man.

  • 02/06/2023

    Fond memories are powerful and lasting. May they soon replace the grief you are feeling. In my mind, Bryan senior is still a young dad on Arklow Drive inviting me over to play with his sons, or throwing an extra burger or hot dog on the grill when I would invite myself over after smelling the meat on the BBQ.

  • 02/05/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Violet and her sons Brian and Michael during these difficult times. Anne and David Bakody

  • 02/04/2023

    Thinking of you and your family through this very difficult time. You guys were the most wonderful neighbours that we ever had. Love Gordie and Kathy Snell.

  • 02/03/2023

    Violet, I'm so sorry to hear about Bryan's passing. I always enjoyed our little chats when he would come into The Herald. My condolences to you and your family. Love, Carolyn Covey MacNeil. ❤️

  • 02/03/2023

    Dearest Vi, It's been a long, long time. Great memories of a beautiful young couple. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family over the next few days. Love, Dave & Pat Tanner (WWME)

  • 02/03/2023

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grammy. A life lost far too soon. No words can comfort you guys at this time but just know that we are thinking about you. Our sincere condolences to the family and special prayers for you Mike

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  • 02/03/2023

    So sorry to read that Bryan has passed away. Our condolences to Violet, and the family. Love Cathy and Bob Buchanan

  • 02/03/2023

    Mike, Shawna, Kayleigh and Evan, we are very sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Times likes these are never easy. There are no words that can bring you comfort at this time. Just know that we are thinking of you and sending lots of love your way. We are here if you need anything at all. Send our condolences onto your mom as well. Take care, Theresa and Steve

  • 02/03/2023

    So sorry to hear of Bryan's passing. He gave me my first job at EPA and was the best boss I ever had and was such a nice and caring man. Gordon Durant

  • 02/03/2023

    I Love you so much, Dad. You are an amazing father. I never wanted for anything. You always made sure we had everything ❤️You are one of the hardest working people I know.You devoted your life to your family. I learned this quality from you. I will always remember you and cherish you for the rest of my life. I know you are watching down on us, Smiling so proud. You have a beautiful Legacy Dad. I Enspire to be the Dad to my children, the way you have shown me ❤️ You again showed me your heart, the way you took care of your Grandchildren. Kayleigh,Jullian and Evan. You are so proud of them ❤️. You gave them so many good memories Dad. I promise I will talk to you everyday. I will look to the sky and know you are there.Until we meet again My Hero, My Dad💓

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  • 02/02/2023

    RIP Bryan. You have gone much too young and you will be missed.

  • 02/01/2023

    My sweet grampy ❤️ I will forever cherish all of my memories with you. My favourite story you would tell me is about when you would take me for all those walks in the red wagon to get ice cream❤️ I love you forever. -Kay

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