Mailman, Bernard “Bubby” Leone -Age 80 of West Northfield, passed away peacefully Monday, December 30 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater with his family by his side. Born February 20, 1939 in Midville Branch, he was a son of the late Herbert and Marjory (Power) Mailman. “Bubby” is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gloria; daughter, Michelle (Franklin) Lohnes, West Northfield; son, Gregory (Tracy MacKay) Mailman, Hebbville; sister, Charlotte (Vaughan)Lohnes, Lower Sackville; brothers, Clement Mailman, Halifax; Arden (Anne) Mailman, Midville Branch; grandson, Cole Mailman, Hebbville; many nieces and nephews.
Bubby was a well know businessman not only in Lunenburg county but across Nova Scotia. His career started at the age of 15 where he learned to operate a bulldozer. He worked for multiple people doing what he loved, operating equipment and doing mechanical repairs while still working nights and weekends at his own small welding and excavating business. When that all became too much, he quit his other jobs to focus on growing his own company Bernard L Mailman Projects Ltd with his wife Gloria at his side working as hard as he did. With his continued success he went on to create Rhodes Corner Quarry Ltd which was his pride and joy. He then fulfilled a lifelong dream when he purchased a property in Hebbville. After many renovations and a big move, Mailman's Truck Pro Centre was created. His daughter Michelle and son Greg also worked with him during the last 30 plus years helping to run these companies. With the sale of these companies in 2017 the Mailman family then entered the next phase of their lives.
Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, January 4 in Bridgewater Baptist Church Bridgewater, Reverend Aaron Kenny officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bubby’s memory may be made to the South Shore Regional Health Services -Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.