Visitation for the Immediate Family
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Brenan's Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Brenan's Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Brenan's Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Holy Redeemer Parish
316 Somerset Street
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Cindy Mosher posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 10, 2019Sorry to about mr lunneys death i had him as a teacher at Bayside Jr... Many years ago he was the best teacher... And he had more patience then any other teacher i had in all the years...
Cathy Chipman posted a condolence
Sunday, September 8, 2019Nancy I am so sorry to hear of Bernie/s passing, I just seen this. Sending Hugs.
BEV Rice posted a condolence
Saturday, September 7, 2019Did not know Mr Lunney well but do know he was a wonderful grandfather to my nephew. Thinking of those he loved at this stressful time.
Tania Lester Blunden posted a condolence
Thursday, September 5, 2019Dear Heath and family, So sad to hear the news of your Dad's passing. May you cherish the many memories and hold on to them forever. My deepest condolences, Tania Lester Blunden
Patti Howe Boyer posted a condolence
Thursday, September 5, 2019Janet & Mike, I am so sad to hear of the loss of your dad. Please accept my most sincere condolences and know that I hold you and the Lunney families in my thoughts and prayers. Patti
Lisa Patterson posted a condolence
Thursday, September 5, 2019Janet and Family, So very sorry for you loss. I did not know your Dad, but clearly he was an incredible guy that touched the hearts and minds of many people. Thinking of you all as you struggle through so many emotions during this difficult time. Hugs - Lisa
Erin Powers-Jones posted a condolence
Thursday, September 5, 2019Mr. Lunney was the most influential teacher in my educational career. He inspired me to be an educator and tracked me down a few years ago just to catch up. Mr. Lunney always made me feel valued, respected, and capable of anything I put my mind to. I'm saddened to hear of his passing. He touched so many lives and his spirit will certainly live on in those he impacted. I'm so thankful that our paths crossed. I hope that you are comforted by warm memories during this difficult time. Mr. Lunney was truly special. Thank you for sharing him with so many. His legacy lives on in all who were fortunate enough to know him. Erin Powers-Jones Mr. Lunney's student at Bayside Jr. high in 1992
Chelsie Saunders and Family posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019Aunt Nancy, Janet, Mark, Heath and Brent - I’m so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Bernie was an incredibly kind and generous man with a very big heart. I will remember him with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Was hoping to make it for the funeral tomorrow but flights didn’t work out. My heart will be there and I’ll be thinking of you all.
Jim & Joanne (Lunney) Snow posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019Nancy & Family. Our sincere condolences. Bernard's love and caring helped make this world a better place. We are presently in Newfoundland. Love & Prayers, Jim & Joanne
Jackie Gogan posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019Aunt Nancy Janet Mark Heath and Brent, We are so sorry for your loss but grateful to have had such a wonderful & kind man as our uncle. He definitely left his mark in this world- his kindness will be missed by many. Jackie, Bill ,Rob Saunders & Family
Alanna & Peter Britt posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019Please except our sincere condolences at this difficult time...may you find strength and peace in each other. god bless
Maria Henheffer posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019Nancy Janet Mark Heath and Brent, I am away this week and sadly will not be able to make Uncle Bernie's services. I am so sorry for your loss but I am sure like you all, grateful to have had such a wonderful man as my uncle. He will be greatly missed. If I can be of any assistance to you please contact me anytime. Maria
Chris Weir posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019To Heath and the rest of the Lunney family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Bernie. I first met Bernie in the staff room of Bayside Middle School when I was a beginning teacher. It was one of my first jobs (if not THE first job) as a teacher and Bernie was one of the first people I met. He was good at making people feel welcome and I was lucky to have received his attention on that day because I was pretty nervous. He introduced himself and helped calm me down by showing an interest in me and in my first steps as a rookie teacher. It is with deepest sympathy that I write this and hope you are receiving the support and care you need from family and friends during this difficult time. Truly, Chris Weir (and the Weir family)
Judith Galbraith posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 4, 2019Dear Danny and family, Extending sincere condolences to you for the loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless
Arnold & Nancy Taylor Laura/Drew Sarah posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 3, 2019To all the Lunney Families, Our most sincere condolences to the passing of Mr Lunney. He was a superb Educator who touched upon many students throughout his teaching career & even in Retired Years, esp at Saint Malachy's. Students loved him & always had a Smile on his face in the presence of children. He will be dearly missed. A True Gentleman loved by many. Our thoughts & prayers today & in the difficult days ahead.
Mary Wilson posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 3, 2019A wonderful man, have often thought about him in my adult years, my condolences to his family, he left a huge impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to meet and be taught by him.
Gayle Armstrong posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 3, 2019Mark, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May all the loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength today and the days ahead.
Johanna McLeod posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 3, 2019So sorry Mark (and Jenny and Ireland) to hear you will be missing your Dad. All the best to your family in this sad time. Clearly your Dad influenced and impacted many. Take care. Johanna and Danny
JENNIFER CHAPADOS posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 3, 2019Mark, and family. So very sorry to hear of your dads passing. My family and I send our deepest condolences, hold you all close to our hearts. The Chapados Family.
Joe McIntyre posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019Bernie was a great guy, friend and colleague as well as a great teacher, who gave a lot to his community and his students. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Tammy Brideau posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019So sorry for your loss. My condolences goes out to you and your family. Mr Lunney was a teacher at Bayside Jr when i was there many years ago (1987-1989). He always made us all feel special even if we were not in his class (like me). He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Rest in forever peace Mr Lunney
Shelley Ferris Knott posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019So very sorry to hear of Mr. Lunney passing away. He was my teacher at Bayside JR High many years ago. Always entertaining!
Pamela Steeves posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019Mark so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Ed and Gail posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019Dear Nancy and Family, Was shocked to hear about Bernard's passing. I first met Bernard in Chatham when he went to St. Thomas and then again in Champlain Heights in the early seventies. Both Nancy and Bernard have remained close friends ever since, even travelling to Banff to visit us over the years. We have many fond memories including camping at Pine Cone with our kids, and visits to Quispamsis and lunches together. We will always hold memories of Bernard close to our hearts. Sending love and prayers to you Nancy and Family. Ed and Gail Starratt
Karen (Cummings) Scott posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019Nancy, Heath and family I was so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. He was a such a sweet and kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Margie Sullivan posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019Janet and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Linda Hebert posted a condolence
Monday, September 2, 2019My sincere condolence to the family in this time of your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Beth (Moore) Frawley posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019My condolences to all of the Lunney family on the loss of such a wonderful man. Many years ago, while out for a walk in Saint John, with my parents, I first met Mr. Lunney. After being introduced to him, he invited me to come see him about a teaching job. A few days later, Mr. Lunney hired me to teach for him at Jackson and Henry. He was a man of principal and compassion and I learned so much from him during my six months teaching there. Following this, I returned to my permanent teaching job in Ontario but always remembered Mr. Lunney and my time at Jackson and Henry fondly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
Pattie (Barrett) Brown posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019My deepest condolences. Mr Lunney left his mark on so, so many of us. And amazing teacher and man. I have thought of him often, especially when I was teaching my sons the Lord’s Prayer. Mr Lunney has used this as an exercise in class one day demonstrate the importance of understanding what we say and write because so much can get lost if we only memorize words. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Carlin posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019Mr Lunney was my grade 9 English teacher and left a wonder impression. Open minded and fair, honest and funny, created a happy classroom for learning. He will be remembered fondly.
Barbara (Lunney) and Paul Brideau posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019Dear Nancy and family. Although we have lived in Moncton, and not seen Bernie for many years, we remember him as a happy, kind and gentle man. May the wonderful memories of your Bernie’s life prevail. Fondly remembered. Barb and Paul
Marilyn Parks Leblanc posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019Dear Mrs Lunney and family .. Very sad to hear the passing of a wonderful dedicated teachers and my favorite teacher .. This was many many years ago .He also was our guidance counselor in Grade 9 .. back then we had to havw aptitude test to see what area in life you would be good at . Well I wanted to be a hairdresser and completed my course at Saint John Vocational School. He talked to me and said that I would be good at working with children and/ or working in finance .. nothing could change my mind . I worked at hairdressing for a year . I got married had 2 children. a few years later took some course in Early childhood development Ran my own kindergarten for 5 years . when it went in the schools I was able to achieve a Local permit and work at supply teaching in our small rural school I loved this Then tutored students in my home as well as at school. Our little school is closed now . It was the best time I loved the children. I still work with children I am a Sunday Scholl teacher for 37 years and An Awana leader . This is a childrens ministry in our church also with the finance part of it . I am on the financial committee of our church . I am sorry this is so long but had to lwt you know the impact Mr. Lunney had on my life so many years ago . God bless your family and our prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Natalie Carline posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019Mr. Lunney was a lovely man and one of those teachers that you don't ever forget. SO appreciated his warm smiles, his humor and his encouragement to us all at Bayside Junior High. May God comfort your family as you sift through memories and celebrate him together.
Dawn Daigle (new Sharpe) posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019An amazing educator! One of my favourite teachers. I had him at Bayside 1978. My condolences to his family. He truly touched many lives.
Norman McFarlane posted a condolence
Sunday, September 1, 2019Heath my sincere sympathy to you and your family your father was a great man and was always there to be part of what was happening in Saint John I remember my trips with him when we both were on Venue Saint John. A great lose to the family and to the citizens of Saint John
Nancy Cail (Conway) posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019I am so sorry to hear of Mr Lunneys passing. I was just telling my friends and kids about him the other day. He was my favourite English teacher of all time. I remember enjoying his class so much in Junior High, especially the short stories we would have to pass in on Friday’s, and him telling me I had to make them shorter. I am so sorry for your loss, but remember that he shaped so many of our lives, and memories of him will live on with everyone. May you find peace, May his angel wings spread wide.
Sherry Sheldrick posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019My deepest condolences to Heath, Michele and families on your loss. I first met your dad at Bayside and remember him for his genuine kindness and care for the students. He was remarkable and you should be so proud. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult trine. Sherry Sheldrick
Darlene Campbell / Linton posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Bernie was a wonderful man...I had him as my history teacher in 1975. I would stay after school and help him with paperwork for the camera club. He would always say I was his best secretary ever. I would have to say Bernie was my favorite teacher I had in 12 years. I would meet him from time to time in the mall and he would always remember me. He had such a wonderful smile. I am sadden to hear of his passing. I have great memories of him. I lost my dad in October so I know what you all are going through. Cherish your memories of this wonderful husband, dad and granddad. Sincerely Darlene Linton.
Sybil Arseneau posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Heath and Family, my sincere condolences. I had the pleasure of knowing your Dad back in the early 70's in school. He was a wonderful man, have never forgotten him, even after 50 years. RIP Mr. Lunney!!!
Mike Crawley posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Mr. Lunney was a truly inspirational teacher and mentor when I was a student at Bayside in the early ‘80s. My fondest memories of him are in his role in supervising our school newspaper, “The Bayside Bullet”. It was my favourite project in junior high. Mr Lunney enthusiastically encouraged my interest in writing and helped instil the idea that I could succeed at whatever I chose to do. I don’t think he or I at the time realized that I would make journalism my career, but that’s what happened, and he is one of the reasons why. Rest In Peace, Mr. Lunney, and my condolences to all the family. Mike Crawley, Toronto
Rhonda Jorden-Hayward posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019To Heath and all your dad's family and loved ones, Please accept my sincere condolences. So hard to lose someone so treasured. You will all be in my thoughts and heart. Take Care
Chateau de Champlain Staff & Residents posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Bernie had a special magic about him with many evenings after dinner playing the piano for all of us to sing along to. Nancy and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers and heaven just gained a special angel.
Theresa (Blanchard) McVea posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Our sincerest condolences to your family. In junior high, he made us all laugh so much that I spent tons of time with the yearbook committee and wasn't even part of that committee. We are all blessed to have had time with him.
Bernice (Roy) Beman posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Mr Lunney was the kindest teacher I had the privilege of learning from many years ago at Bayside..He was truly one of a kind and very much liked & respected by all of us there. Whenever someone mentioned a "favourite" teacher-He is the one who came to mind for me...My sincere condolences are sent to the family & friends of such a great man. Bernice (Roy) Beman.
Jackie and Gary Yeomans posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Michele, Heath , Morgan and Brook Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Father in Law. I would have to believe he is in a much better place and at peace. Bless you at this time of grieving and hold the memories close to your heart. Jackie & Gary Yeomans
Peter and Barb Arsenault posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Sending our deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers, Peter and Barb Arsenault
Robert Stewart posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Condolences to the the Lunney Family. Mr. Lunney was a inspirational teacher and I have many great memories of him. Even years later and a family of my own he always remembered your interactions in school. Great man RIP
Alice Haines-Manzer posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Dear Nancy and all the Family, so sorry to hear of Bernies passing, May he rest in Peace, May you be spared of further sorrow, Fondly Alice Haines Manzer
Mike & Debbie McEvoy posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019We were very sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. He was a lovely gentleman & every time we had the opportunity to chat with him, we were left with the feeling of had being in the presence of the most lovely soul. We know your sorrow is immense & we want you to know we will be keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers , as you go through this tremendous loss. With our deepest sympathy, Mike & Debbie McEvoy
Tom Yorke posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019To the family of Mr lunney as he was known to me. Having Mr lunney as my teacher over 45 years ago still brings back memories. He always had a smile and a hello and made it clear it was up to us to make it. After school years whenever we meet in the stores he always had a kind hi or hello and asked what was going on with my life .My prayers are with you all at this time.
Jeanette Godreau McCarthy posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Lunney passing. My family and I thought very highly of him. He was an amazing man, neighbour and a more amazing teacher! I have so many memories wonderful memories of him. Bernie was my inspiration to become a teacher. I think of him every day as I’ve been fortunate to have received his former classroom as my own at Bayside. I think of him every morning as I look at his map on the wall and try to continue the legacy of great teaching he inspired. Much love to all the family.
Marg and Bob Dunbar posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019Dear Nancy & Family & Extended Family We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved one Bernie. He taught our daughter at Bayside he was such a caring & lovely gentleman to talk to. He was such a blessing for any student to have in their life. He will be greatly missed by many but not forgotten. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless R.I. P. Bernie. Love and prayers.
Silvia Carreira posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019I remember him well, a kind smile that brought out the best in his students. RIP Mr. Lunney
John Landry posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019A great teacher ..a great human
Carol O'Reilly posted a condolence
Saturday, August 31, 2019I knew your husband and father from our days at St. Joachim's Parish. Always such a big smile and kind word for everybody. I know he made a big impact on so many young people in his teaching career! Sing with the angels, Bernie....and RIP! You will be missed!
Valerie (O'Leary) Russell posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019I remember fondly all the wonderful times in class with Mr. Lunney. He always had a smile, a laugh and a way to make you feel you could accomplish anything. My thoughts are with the family. Rest In Peace
Mary Desmond/Endress posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Sending prayers to the Lunney Family. The world has lost a truly outstanding person! Few people leave such an impression on so many people. He was the kindest person and one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Rest in Peace.
Karie Leard posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019The best teacher and kindest gentleman I have ever known. RIP
Tammy O'Toole posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Many years ago I was in Mr. Lunney's grade 9 English class at Bayside. It seems like yesterday we were reading A Christmas Carol by candlelight. Yes, we all brought in candles to read our novel by. My condolences to your family.
Anne McGrath posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019My sincere condolences to the Lunney family. I have the greatest respect for ‘Cousin Bernie’’. He was so kind and answered every one of my many questions when I began teaching. He was born to teach and without a doubt touched the lives of many generations of students. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lunney family.
Lesley Sampel posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019so sorry Mark to hear about your dad's passing...thinking of you all at this most difficult time...hi to Jenny and Ireland...always sad when a grampy goes to heaven. love Lesley and Mike
Andrew Stephen posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019My condolences to the Lunney Family at this very difficult time. Having grown up in 'The Heights' we spent our youth gathered in the playground behind the Lunney residence and as kids always knew when it was supper time, or just time go in, when we heard Mr Lunney's loud and distinct whistle :) I'll never forget that. Great memory...
Karen Babineau Deuville posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Janet, So very sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Gordon Gamble posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Fantastic teacher early 70's..person to look up to Your awesome Gordon Gamble
mIKE AND jUDY uPWARD posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019With many fond memories of a fine Man and his lovely Family. Our Condolences to the Family
Karen Brown Elliot posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019My deepest condolences to Mr. Kinney's entire family. He is one of those wonderful teachers that stays in your heart and mind forever. He will be, rest assured, sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
Susan Hicks Herrington. posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Nancy and family, I am not sure if you remember me,but I use to baby sit for you and Mr.Lunney. You were such a wonderful family I would always wait for you to book me as I so enjoyed your family. My thoughts and condolences are with you all. He was a very special man,husband, father, friend and teacher. He touched more lives than he realized. God Bless.
Lorna Drummond posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Our condolences to Heath, Michele, Brooke, Morgan and the entire Lunney family. Mr Lunney was my english teacher at Bayside Jr High, he was a great teacher and a very kind man. I will always remember Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Hugs to all of you xo Lorna, Doug, Ben and Will Drummond
Tim & Kathy Nutter posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Janet & Family - we were so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our condolences & know you’re in our thoughts & prayers.
Rob Burke and family. posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019So sorry for your loss. Mr Lunney was a great teacher and a great person. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Rob and Jo-Ellen Burke and family.
Carol Sprague posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019When I think of Bernie I just have happy thoughts, sincere sympathy to you Nancy and all your family
JF Leblanc posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019If he was anything like you Heath he must have been a great man. My sincere condolences to you and your family in these difficult times.
Nawal Khan posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Dear Heath, We are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time. Nawal.
Louisa Nardelli posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Heath, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Ruth Cogswell posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019So sorry to hear of Bernard's passing. Prayers for you and your family
Lena Crowe posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Nancy and family, sorry to hear of Bernie's passing he was a long time friend.Prayers are with you and your Family.
David & Marion Monteith posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Nancy and Family. We are very sorry to hear of Bernard's passing. He was was very caring and gentle man. Bernard will be missed by all who knew him. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
jane rice posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019so sorry to hear of your dads passing he was always smiling your family are in my prayers
CAA Atlantic posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Janet and family, we are thinking of you at this difficult time, we are very sorry for your loss. Your CAA Family.
Cathy & John White (Gondola Point Grocery} posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Nancy and Family We are sorry for you Loss. Bernie was great person to know. He will be Missed. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cathy and John
Bonnie Doiron posted a condolence
Friday, August 30, 2019Dear Nancy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Bernie I have so many good memories of when we all hung out Nancy.He was a wonderful man.He will be missed , As everyone thought the world of him.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Cara Fanjoy-Miller posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Lunney. One of favourite memories at Bayside back in the mid 80’s was when he blackened the windows of his classroom and told the entire class to bring a candle in a holder to class with them. For the next few weeks before Christmas we read aloud Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” by candlelight. It was very special as was he as a teacher. Condolences to the entire family.
thomas e fournier posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Cannot miss to add a final but small memory of Mr Lunney as our beloved Grade 8 teacher in grade 8A at St Francis Jr. High school in 64-65...worth a tiny chuckle I believe. We were in our seats, trying to learn that "forgotten language" Latin and Mr Lunney began an answer to one of my fellow classmates questions that had him say he was in the "army of God " before he was a teacher. I blurted out my follow up question to him and it was ..." Was that the Salvation Army ? ".....I immediately shrunk so far into my seat that I nearly disappeared...entire class was laughing at me...Mr Lunney just smiled. Remembrances are plentiful for this gem of a human.
Tim Mary Donovan posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Thank you Lunney Family, for loaning MR.Lunney to us..... What a friend......... God Bless
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Heidi Baxter posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Uncle Bernie ... No one will ever forget his wit, his ever-present grin and those twinkling eyes. Our favorite raconteur, I remember how his face would light up as he regaled us with a funny tale ( often embellished ) for the simple pleasure of making us laugh. How lovely it is to read the childhood memories of his students and how happy he would be to know he had such a profound impact on their lives. He was truly beloved and his loss is deeply felt.
Linda Kelly Hurst posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Heath and family I’m so sorry to read this he was my all time favorite teacher such a great man Linda Kelly Hurst
Debbie(Bernard) Farren posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019After all my educational years ,Mr Lunney was my favorite teacher. He made such an impact on my life.My last name was Bernard and one day some kids were teasing me , calling me Debbie Barnyard, and he pulled me aside and told me never to let any one try to make me think little of myself. He told me I was such a smart girl and and to never allow anyone to make me feel I was less than anyone else.I have lived my life this way!!I haven't seen Mr Lunney since I left St Francis school but I have never forgotten him .God bless you all in this time of sorrow and take comfort in knowing how many lives he has helped shape.
Doreen (O'Connor) Legere posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Nancy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Bernie. You know what a great and friendly person he was, so no need to worry. He is up keeping everyone in Heaven entertained. My sincerest condolences. Doreen.
Tracy VanWart posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Condolences to you, Janet, on the loss of your father and to the entire family. So sorry for your loss. Tracy
Peter R. Forestell, Q.C. posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019My Gr.8 class 63-64 at St. Francis consisted of the most fortunate kids in the city because Mr. Lunney was our teacher. At that time, he was recently out of the seminary - it was a few years after he got his teaching certificate (thanks to St. Thomas U recognizing some of his theology courses) and Nancy was still his girlfriend. I don't remember what subjects Mr Lunney taught us but I remember our class was very busy fund raising, planning class parties and outings - the parties in the gym, the class cycling to Chapel Grove - and with the surplus funds at the end of the year, Mr. Lunney bought us all post-Vatican New Testaments - some of my classmates still have theirs 55 years later. Our class reunions were legendary - Mr. Lunney had 8mm films of our class events that were converted into CDs - what great laughs we had looking at our Gr 8 selves! The testimonials voiced at our class reunions were so sincere and moving - we realized what a positive influence he was on each of us. Mr Lunney loved being a teacher and we loved being his students. We all agreed that he was the BEST TEACHER EVER. RIP Mr. Lunney and thank you.
Terri Pridham posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Janet, Mike and the Lunney family. I have such fond memories of your dad. He was the kind of dad that played with his kids. I have great memories of pine cone camping and playing hide and seek at Bayside school in the dark on a rainy Sunday. Even in the older years at the Simonds reunions he was always so much fun. RIP Bernie. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul.
Pat and Merrill Loughery posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Dear Nancy and Family Saddened to hear of Bernie's passing. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Pat and Merrill
Ron (Ronnie) Richard posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019He was a wonderful man, with great respect for his fellow man & family. He was the greatest school teacher ever, especially to his 8th grade class of “64”. RIP MR Lunney
Nancy Saunders posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Mark, Jenny and the Lunney family, On behalf of the Saunders family our sincere sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family on the passing of your Dad Bernie. May cherished memories be with you always.
Ann Marie Collette Mackay posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019John and I send our most sincere condolences to the Lunney Family! May your love and memories be a comfort for all ! He was a great educator and was loved by everyone! He is now with his blessed father in Heaven. He made this world a better place!
Pat (O'Hara) Fanjoy posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019I'm so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. Mr. Lunney was a wonderful teacher - he taught me Grade 9 Latin the first year St. Francis School opened. My sincere condolences to his family.
Clyde and Sharon Hicks and family posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019To Mark, Jenny,Ireland and the Lunney family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Bayside Middle posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Our condolences to the family. Bernie was very liked as a teacher at Bayside.
terry parker posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019Nancy so sorry to hear of Bernies death. He taught me in St.Francis school. Everyone spoke so highly of him. You will see him again when you join him in God's heavenly kingdom.
Thomas Cameron posted a condolence
Thursday, August 29, 2019I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Lunney was the director when I went to Academic Upgrading at the Dr Roberts building in 1993. He was a great instructor and a man with a lot of ideas. He gave me some good ideas for some of my short stories. He is going to missed by everyone who knew him. Sorry I can't the time off to drive to saint john to pay my respects.
Karen and Dwight posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 28, 2019So so sorry for the loss of this great man. He will always be in my memories as a truly inspirational teacher and a wonderful man. Hugs and prayers to your family from my family ( the Logan's) and Dwight and I.Rest in Peace Mr. Lunney
Susan Wall posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 28, 2019Mr. Lunney was without a doubt the most loved teacher in Saint John. He taught me a d then later all 3 of my children, one of which he always called her "Polly Anna". He shaped many young minds and treated all with his great smile and respect. I don't think he ever forgot the name of any student he had. The world lost someone very special!
thomas e fournier posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 28, 2019Sincere condolences being sent to Nancy and the Lunney clan on the death of "Mr Lunney" ( Always referred to Bernie as Mr from the time we had him in our Grade 8 class at St Francis Jr. High in 1964-65 ) . Those of us who organized and gathered for 3 annual Grade 8 class reunions did so with Mr Lunney as the prime reason for our coming together ! Many of that class referred to Bernie Lunney as THE BEST Teacher they had ever had ! And certainly, as a group we had an awesome time reconnecting on all the reunions which were held at Marc and Nickie Brideaus place on the Peninsula. Not only did Mr Lunney captain the celebration, but we had Mr Keith Raymond, Mr Joe Ryan and Mr Jack Brownell also as honored guests. Mr Lunney was given the title of Officer who added honoarary guests to the magical class of 64-65 and he added both Debby Lawlor ( Fullerton) and JoAnn Morrison (Folkins) to his select group. On an even more personal note, through my career as an ER Physician I met up with Mr Lunney many times and always silently beamed as he and I would share our fond remembrances. I can speak for most if not all the class of 64-65 when I say that what was imparted to us thru the teachings of Mr B J Lunney has stood us well over the decades. We will carry his ideals with us as we move forward in years. Signed- Tom Fournier/ Debby Lawlor Fullerton