Brian O'Regan

Obituary of Brian Alexander O'Regan

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Brian Alexander O’Regan, 74 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Father, Brian O’Regan, age 74, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, surrounded by his loving family. At Brian’s request and wishes, there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has been entrusted with T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Glace Bay. Dad was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Parent’s Monica (Bresson) and Joseph O’Regan, on October 20th, 1949, at St. Jospeh’s Hospital. Dad attended Bridgeport School in his younger years and graduated from St. Michael’s High School, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Dad went on to work numerous jobs over the years such as the Steel Plant and his last job was at the Glace Bay Fish Plant where he retired. Dad was an athlete who played baseball, fast pitch, and hockey. He loved his New York Rangers and Cleveland Guardians. I specifically remember when his Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994 and he said, “I can now die in peace”. Dad loved crossword puzzles, crypto quotes and he read every single day while he was healthy. He was the ultimate “Dad Joke” teller and was very matter of fact when he spoke. He always raised us to say what you mean and mean what you say. He also could be found at many dart halls around Glace Bay where he was known to hit a 180 or two. Of his hobbies and enjoyment, Dad never once put his needs or wants above his family’s. He was a man who worked hard and supported us in everything we did. Although he could not read music, he could play any song on the piano. He loved to tickle the ivories and took great peace in music. We will miss him Dearly. Dad is survived by his partner, Mary, Glace Bay; two daughters, Robin Lynn (Robert) Mitchell, Crystal Hall (Jacob) Blinkhorn; one son, Brian Michael (Christine Nowlan); he is also survived by five grandchildren who he adored and cherished: Connor, Josh, Regan, Lily and Joe; four sisters, four brothers and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Joseph, and Monica, three brothers Joseph (Joe Joe), John, and Bartholemew (BaBa). During our childhood, Dad would often cut inspirational quotes out of the Cape Breton Post and put them on the fridge for some early morning reading before school, one sticks out, and it certainly helps in times of sorrow. “We could never learn to be brave and patient with ourselves if there was only joy in the world.” (Helen Keller) We miss you, Dad and we will all meet again when the time comes. A heartfelt thank you to the Seaview Manor staff, and Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and continued support. Memorial donations may be made to charity of one’s choice. Words of condolences may be expressed to Brian’s family by visiting