Jack Bronson

Obituary of Jack Bronson

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BRONSON, John E. ‘Jack’ Pictou Trooper Jack Bronson, age 92 years, passed away peacefully at Shiretown Nursing Home on January 7, 2023. Born on May 30, 1930, to the late Edward MacKenzie Bronson and Melanie (Noel) Bronson in Caribou, Nova Scotia. Jack is survived by 3 brothers, 1 sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack served his country during the Korean War as a tank driver and gunner with the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD). During his annual leave while serving, he was known to return home to fish with his dad on the North Nova. As a long time resident of Pictou, Jack was well known by many. His infectious smile and twinkle in his eye was often seen as he described many fishing tales. Jack captained the Miss Wendy B for many years fishing lobsters, scallops and tuna. Although there were “the ones that got away”, Jack was proud to have caught the largest tuna of the year towards the end of his fishing career. He also was known to compete in the harbour boat races – even winning a few. Jack was a kind and loving brother, uncle and friend who will be missed by many. Special thanks to sister-in-law Verna Bronson for always being there for Jack and to the staff of Shiretown Nursing Home for the excellent care provided in Jack’s later years. A service will be held on May 30, 2023 to celebrate Jack’s life. More details will be available closer to the date. Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Shiretown Nursing Home or a charity of the donor’s choice.