Bernard Leo Grumley


Bernard Leo Grumley
(December 3, 1933 – March 15, 2015)
Bernard Leo Grumley “Bernie” passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015. Bernie was born on West Indian Road Hants County, Nova Scotia in 1933. He was the only child of the late William and Florence (Gorman) Grumley.
Bernie grew up in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1956. Bernie had a successful career with Hudson’s Bay Corporation for over 40 years when he retired in 2000. During retirement, Bernie started his own courier company working for Denny Andrew’s Ford for 15 years.
Bernie was a fourth degree knight with Knights of Columbus, St. Nicholas Council #8314 serving on various committees for over 20 years.
Bernie was married to his loving wife Mary (Lester) for 54 years and had 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his sons Michael, Edmonton, Steve (Janie), Mercer Island Washington State USA, two daughters Kim (Scott) Mowbrey, Edmonton and Pamela (Leo) Allen, Richmond, British Columbia. He will leave behind nine loving grandchildren, Nicole, Colin, Kevin, Mark, Madison, Stevie, Mathew, Jordan and Rebecca. He is survived by sister-in-laws Janet Lester, Dartmouth Nova Scotia and Janice (Bruce) Rhodes, New Chevrie, Hants County Nova Scotia and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law William Lester and his sister-in-law Katharine Lester.
Funeral Service will take place Friday, March 20th 1pm at St John Bosco Catholic Church 13503 40 Street Edmonton, AB.
Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton. Special thanks to the medical staff at Norwood Palliative Care for making his journey comfortable. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences by visiting

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Bill & Doris Seaman

Mary & Family:
We are sorry to learn of Bernie’s passing, and we extend our sincere condolences at this difficult time.
Bill (Class of ’56) and Doris Seaman, Moncton, N.B.

Becky Reid Connolly

Mary, I’m so sorry to learn of your husband Bernard’s passing. I know we haven’t seen each other in over 50 years, but I would like you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Becky Reid Connolly (Valley School)

MD Management – BC Leadership Team

MD Management – BC Leadership Team purchased the “Written in the Stars” for the family of Mr Bernard Leo Grumley.

Gordon Johnson

Mary, sorry to note the passing of your husband Bernard. He must have been a good man, husband and grandfather. I have also noted that you lost your brother Bill a short time ago. I live in North Bay, Ontario now. I just missed seeing you a few years ago when you visited in Truro. My sister Carolyn is still living in the same house at the crossroads. I trust you will remember me. Sincere condolences in your loss.
Gordon Johnson

John E. Ted MacNintch

My condolences to the family of Bernie Grumley. He was a great guy and a valued member of our NSAC Class of 1956. We all enjoyed last seeing Bernie and his wife at our Class of 1956 Reunion at NSAC several summers ago. Alberta’s gain was Nova Scotia’s loss. Bernie certainly had a long, distinguished career and it would seem that NSAC prepared him well for it. Ever a well-met, agreeable and friendly person, he will be greatly missed by me and by our fellow Aggie class members. Ted MacNintch, President, Class of 1956

Archie & Dorothy Ewaskiw

Our payers and condolences to you Mary and family. We will miss neighbor and our conversations over the fence. Peace be with you all. Archie & Dorothy Ewaskiw

Jennifer Craig

So very sorry for your loss. My late husband Owen Craig and Bernard would have graduated from AC together. I’m sorry we didn’t have an opportunity to meet you folks at one of the AC reunions before Owen passed in 2010. Take care, my prayers are with you and your family. Jennifer Craig

James and Olga Craig

Mary and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jim and Olga Craig

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