Brent Douglas Nelson
Brent Douglas Nelson, 54, of Riverside-Albert passed away suddenly on February 18, 2021 at his home.
Brent was born in Moncton on February 5, 1967 the son of Cerdic and Sandra (Black) Nelson.
Brent grew up in his hometown of Riverside-Albert, he went to Riverside-Consolidated School and then on to graduate from Caledonia Regional High School. After graduation he followed in his father's footsteps and did long haul trucking for most of his career, last working with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure from the Riverside-Albert garage. Brent was a good old country boy who was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved four wheeling all over the back trails and being in the woods. Brent was very fortunate to have his family all live near, being close to his parents and his children they got to see each other often. He had a quick dry wit and would try and get a reaction out of everyone, he loved to tease. He had a big rough tough exterior, a manly man, but when his little granddaughter was around, she could do whatever she wanted to him, even make-up. He also had a special place in his heart for his grand fur-babies. He was a member of the Riverside- Albert Volunteer Fire Department and was always ready to lend a hand. Brent will be remembered for his great laugh and has left many good memories for his family and friends to hold onto. He would want everyone to think of all the good times they shared. "He is only a smile away."
He will be deeply missed by his parents, Cerdic and Sandra; his daughters, Courtney Stevens (Kristen) of Riverside-Albert, Emma Nelson of Moncton and Marcy Morrissey (Adam) of Riverview; son, Matthew Nelson (Kelsey) of Riverside-Albert; his precious grandchildren, Ellie and Christopher; sister, Wendy Bleakney (Matthew) of Salisbury; brother, Brian Black (Sandy) of Weldon; nephews, Mitchell, Joshua, Tyler, Derrick and Patrick and great nephews, Liam and Emmanuel and great niece, Charley-Anne. He will also be missed by the mother of his children, Charlotte Copp; his several aunts, uncles, cousins and by all his extended family and many good friends, neighbours and co-workers; and his little dog, Milo, that was his shadow when he was home.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Warren & Eileen Nelson; Maternal grandparents, Russell & Marion Black; aunt, Doreen Parker (Donald), uncles, Reg Fenton and Bernard Black; cousin, Carl.
There will be a time of public visitation on Sunday, February 21st from 2:00-5:00pm. Social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions will be in place and no more than 25 visitors will be allowed in at a time. Interment will be in the Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB at a later date.
For those who wish donations to the Riverside-Albert Volunteer Fire Department, IWK Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
No funeral service
Sunday, February 21st, 2021
Albert County Funeral Home
Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB
Riverside-Albert Volunteer Fire Department, IWK Foundation or charity of your choice