A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Bernard Marven Allen

April 25, 1950December 26, 2019

ALLEN, Bernard “Bernie” - It is with heavy hearts we announce Bernie’s passing, December 26, 2019, at the age of 69. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Elroy and Avis Allen. As a young man, he served as an Able Seaman in the Naval Reserves, leaving the Service to accept a work transfer with the bank, moving to Montreal. Returning to Nova Scotia, he worked as a loan officer for the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries. Bernie is survived by his daughters, Kathy (Ben Lauzon) Allen, Montreal and Christina (Moy) Beaujean, Montreal; grandchildren, Felix, Eloise, Eleah, and Kaylee; sisters Karen (Ray) Gilmore, Dartmouth and Susan (Kevin) Keyes, Calgary; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A member of Saint James United Church, he was much loved by his church family, in particular, George & Donna, Florence, and Audrey. He loved helping others. He volunteered for many organizations, Meals on Wheels, Dartmouth General Hospital and as an Elder at his church. A kind and gentle soul, Bernie will be greatly missed by the residents and caring staff of Saint Vincent’s where he lived for the past two years. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 3, at 2:00 pm at Saint James United Church, 181 Portland Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint James United Church or Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home. The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2020


Bernard Marven Allen

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Edwina Donovan

January 3, 2020

so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing..He always greeted me with a smile and he had one of the most gentle souls. He will be forever missed at Saint Vincent Nursing Home. Until we meet again Bernie. Rest In Peace. Sending lots of love, prayers and condolences to you and your family.

Chantale Dallaire

January 2, 2020

Dear Christina and Kathy,
Our sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family on the passing of your father.
Remember in this most difficult time that he lives on in your memories and that he forever watches over you.
Our thoughts are with you.
Chantale, Craig and Maya

Victoria Lywood

December 31, 2019

Dear Kathy and Ben,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and the entire Allen family. May peace be with you all at this sad time.
Vicki and Peter

Heather-Anne Gillis

December 30, 2019

To the Allen family: Bernie was both our neighbor and our friend. He was such a kind person who did so much to help others. We will miss him and his gentle smile greatly. In sympathy, Myrtle and Heather-Anne Gillis

Suzanne Kennedy

December 30, 2019

Karen and Ray (and Alicia and Kirsty)

So saddened to hear of Bernie's recent passing. I hope all the good memories of him will help you through this time.

Suzanne and Sean

Kathie Feeney

December 30, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. I was an LPN on the TCU where Bernie volunteered and I worked on the 3rd floor where his mother passed. Bernie was such a kind and caring person and our residents on the TCU loved him. He was a great help to us. We all loved him dearly. I know he will be missed terribly. My condolences Kathie Feeney

John & MacLennan

December 30, 2019

Sue, we are very sorry to see Bernie's obituary in today's Chronicle-Herald. We send our condolences to you and all of his family. We have not seen you, or Bernie, for many years now but want you to know you are well remembered, and will be remembered in our prayers.