Bernard Clayton Nauss of Parkhill died peacefully at Parkhill Chartwell Long Term Care on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the age of 82.
Husband of the late Krista Jean nee Morley (2009). Missed by Bonnie and Gary Romphf, Brenda McLachlan and Dave McGee, Barb and Chuck Hall, Betty and Ron Smith and their mother, Marilyn Scott (Thomson) and his mother in law, Shirley Morley. Grandfather of Mary-Lynn, Jerritt (Sacha), Cole, Cory (Lindsay), Cady (Braden), Tom, Amy (Eric), Emma (John), Erin (Lucas). Great grandfather to Nicole and Caden. Bernie is also survived by his brother Roger (Lavene), sisters Marion Oickle and Frances Briand, all of Nova Scotia.
Bernie was born in Upper New Cornwall, Nova Scotia, to the late Wallace and Myrtle (Robar) Nauss. He is also predeceased by his stepmother Thelma, sister Pauline Hiltz, grandson Brandon, and great-granddaughter Aleiya.
In his younger days, Bernie was a master mechanic and loved nothing more than the smooth engine sounds of a job well done. He was proud of his skills, having received his license without ever attending school a day past grade 8. In his later years, he loved to tinker. He enjoyed long walks, and his daily trips to town with Gary and Chancey were the highlight of his days. His later years were solitary. He continued to wear his regular work clothes his entire life. Porch sitting was well earned.
Family and friends will continue to remember Bernie for his smile, rugged nature, and quick wit. Due to the Covid 19 mandate in Ontario, there will be no visitation. (Just the way Bernie would have wanted it) Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will occur at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to M. Box and Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, Ontario. Please leave a memory or condolence at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com