Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Bernadette Agnes ASPREY

June 25, 1931March 22, 2020

Born in Halifax on June 25, 1931 to William Asprey and Elizabeth (Bowser) Asprey. Agnes passed away peacefully in the QEll Hospital on March 22, 2020 after a short illness.

Agnes lived all her life in Halifax, being a proud North Ender. She was a devoted Roman Catholic with a close connection to her church. She was a person who was very content enjoying the simple pleasures life offered, like the sights and sounds of the birds and trees, a good meal, or talking on the phone with relatives, especially where she was not able to get out much in recent years. She loved to read, watch game shows, old movies and daily mass for shut-ins. She had a wonderful sense of humour and positive attitude towards life.

She is survived by many cherished nieces and nephews, regular, grand and great. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. As well as her parents, she was predeceased by five sisters and one brother. Vera (Bus Fader), Bill (Maddalena Pavia), Jessie (Fred Bona and Bob MacDougall), Helen (Jim Forhan), Annie (Norman Gillard and John Young), Marie (Harold Phelan).

The family would like to thank Dr. Valerie Lewis for her kindness and care of Agnes over the years. We would also like to thank the paramedics and staff at the QEll for their compassion during her final days.

Due to the present most trying circumstances, a memorial Mass for Agnes will be held at a future date at Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Church, 6032 Normandy Dr.


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Bernadette Agnes ASPREY

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Alan Gillard

March 26, 2020

It saddened me to hear that Agnes is now gone but will never be forgotten , Agnes was a kind ,gentle compassionate lady who dedicated her life to taking care of her mother and the Church. When i would visit her she always had a story to tell ,some funny some sad. Agnes and Nannie gave me a cross when i Joined the Army and they said it would protect me wherever i go..Today I still have that cross. You always were a thoughtful and caring lady, Agnes you will be missed by all who knew and loved you , Rest in Peace with the angels. Al Marybelle and family.

Kathleen Phelan

March 26, 2020

All my life, in one way or another, Agnes has been a part of it...up to & including her passing.
I remember her, as always having lots of stories to share; having a great sense of humour & loving a good laugh!
She had a “BIG, kind, heart” & wld give generously to anyone needing help.
I do & shall miss Agnes...our phone calls...our visits.
“Life” has come full circle, as her Family is once again complete.

Karen Norris

March 26, 2020

It's so sad to hear Aunt Agnes is gone. Our family would visit with her and Nanny every weekend when were young. Those will always be cherished memories.

Karen Norris

March 26, 2020

It's so sad to hear Aunt Agnes is gone. Our family would visit with her and Nanny every weekend when we were young. Those will always be cherished memories.

Rozanne Webb

March 25, 2020

We are sad to lose Aunt Agnes, but are heartened knowing how much comfort she had feeling she will be meeting her Mom and siblings in that "better place". Many good memories to cherish. With Love dear Agnes.

Here's a cute picture from 4 years ago when Santa John visited Rob MacIntosh. Agnes and her Sister Marie both lived at Rob's then. Fun picture and memory 💕