John Raymond Bartlett
Obituary for John Raymond Bartlett
Bartlett, John Raymond, age 56, West Dover. It is with overwhelming heartbreak we share with you our husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 6th.
Raymond was the son of John Harold (late) and Pauline Bartlett (Murphy). He is survived by his common law wife, Denise (Hubley), mother, Pauline, son Steve, grandson Cody, sisters Brenda Zinck (Henry) and Juanita Campbell, Uncle Jim (Marg) Bartlett, nieces and nephews Eileen (Kenneth), Nicole (Kyle), Heidi (Kyle) and Nicholas, Aunts and Uncles Murray and Marie (Francis), Joan Brennan, Jack Murphy, Yvonne Schwartz, and many friends and cousins. Besides his father, Raymond was predeceased by paternal grandparents John Vincent & Mary Amelia (Little) Bartlett, maternal grandparents Allen and Theresa (Thibideau) Murphy, Aunt Elaine and Uncle Sam Grandy, Uncles Laurie Schwartz and Doug Brennan and Aunt Rita Murphy.
Ray was a character and truly one of a kind who made an impact on everyone he met. He had a large circle of friends and has left a huge hole in the many lives he’s touched through his too short time with us. Ray left us with many special moments and wonderful memories. There was not a mean bone in his body and he never had an unkind word to say about anyone. His wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh will be missed, and he had a charm and sense of humour which carried through his entire life. In his earlier days, he enjoyed hanging out at the camp with friends and family as well as hunting and fishing with his Dad and spending time with friends and family in Pictou. He was a master at fixing things and was the go-to for anyone who had an issue with a motor of any kind whether it be a lawnmower, boat or chainsaw – he took it apart and fixed it like new. He enjoyed the outdoors while biking and skidooing but was happiest on the water, whether fishing, lobstering or cruising on the “Delphin”, his speed boat, (his pride and joy) which he worked on with the Doc and rebuilt every inch of it so we could enjoy time on the water in style!
Thank you to Dr. Harris Crooks, VON, and Palliative Care Community Nurse Cindy Bell for all their kindness, caring and support through this unspeakably difficult time, as well as for the many family and friends for their visits and phone calls.
There will be no service at his request. Due to COVID-19, there will be a Celebration of Life/Kitchen Party at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Dover Community Hall & Village Green Recreation Society. Cremation has taken place.
~ Toodle-e-Doo and Rest Easy my Ray of Sunshine, until we meet again!
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