Charles Bernard "Bernie" Acton
1949 - 2023
Charles Bernard "Bernie" Acton
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Service Time
2:30 pm
Service Location
Faith Baptist Church, Great Village
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Charles Bernard Acton- 74, of Valley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2023 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Bernard, who was fondly known as Bernie, was born to Mary (Stone) and Thomas Acton in Arichat, Nova Scotia.

He spent much of his professional life as a truck driver. Bernie had a brilliant mind and was known for his quick facts and trivia knowledge, particularly around history and geography. Family road trips across the country were made memorable by Bernie’s tour guiding with an impressive offering of facts on landmarks and local history. He had a keen interest in woodworking, fishing, trucking, maritime cuisine, long road trips, and good music. His family continually admired the way Bernie faced illness with determination and without fear. Bernie had a strong faith and trusted that the Lord would see him through any adversity he faced. Bernie attended Zion Baptist Church and later Faith Baptist Church. He was a part of the Zion men’s group for over 20 years. Bernie’s family was his pride and joy and he had a special place in his heart for his pets.

Bernie is survived by his beautiful wife of 45 years, Debra (Nelson) Acton; his son, Matthew (Jeremy); brother, Richard (Ann); and sister, Anita (Tye). He is predeceased by parents, Thomas and Mary; his stillborn daughter, Celina; sisters, Doris (Harold) and Lilian (Norman). Bernie is dearly missed but his family takes comfort knowing he is resting peacefully in eternal life.

Funeral will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Faith Baptist Church in Great Village, officiated by Pastor Steve Adams. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colchester Christian Academy or the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Dialysis Unit.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolences may be sent to the family by viewing Bernie’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


Charles Bernard "Bernie" Acton