Harold Weir Bentley, BTh.
Harold Bentley, 86, of Riverview, passed away suddenly at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Centre on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Born in Winnipeg, MB, he was the son of the late George and Viola Bentley.
Harold served in the Royal Canadian Air Force prior to coming to the Maritimes to attend Acadia University, where he graduated in 1966 with his Bachelor of Theology degree. During his student days, he pastored at several churches throughout Nova Scotia.
Harold’s parents died when he was a year and a half, so he lived to his mid teens in foster care. He was blessed to meet a family who became like another family, a "Dad and Mom" and six siblings. When "mom" Baker died, she had included Harold in her will. What a wonderful family. Harold pastored in Margaretville, NS, Dartmouth, NS, Overton, NS, Parrsboro, NS, Jacksonville, NB, Second North River, NB, Havelock, NB, as well as several interim times in the Moncton / Riverview area after his retirement in 1996.
Harold will be sadly missed by his wife, Pat (Porter) Bentley; children, Catherine Babineau, Ann Couture and Robert Bentley (Pam); grandchildren, Joshua Couture, Rebecca Couture, Sarah Babineau and Jordan Bentley; sister, Helen Lyons of Winnipeg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Tom Sykes and father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Lovell Manuel.
By Harold’s request, there will be no visitation hours or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the professional care of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).
In memory of Harold, donations to the Canadian Bible Society or The Gideons (Canada) would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared at