Bertram Harold Nelson

September 27, 1947 - August 26, 2021

Bertram “Bert” H. Nelson, passed away on August 26, 2021 in Cape Coral, Florida at the age of 73. Bert was born on September 27, 1947 on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine.

After moving to Massachusetts as a child he attended Brockton schools and then went on to attend Northeastern College. Bert spent most of his career working as a computer programmer. He enjoyed camping and fishing and was an avid pool player. After moving to Cape Coral, Florida in 2015 he joined a pool league and made it all the way to the National tournament in Las Vegas.

Bert is survived by his four stepchildren, Lynne Champagne, Robert Simmons (Debbie), David Simmons (Debbie), Ginny McManus (Mike); grandchildren, Chelsey Bolduc, Jamie Harkins, Nicole Simmons, Krystal Simmons and Keith Simmons; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Gene Nelson; as well as niece, Kristy Nelson Jones and nephew, Kyle Nelson.

Bert is predeceased by his wife, Donna Nelson; parents, Betty Foley and Harold Nelson; brother, John Nelson; as well as grandson, Christopher Harkins.

A private service will be held in Maine.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida for their care and compassion.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Joe H Sep 2, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Bert you will be missed by so many at leagues. It was an honor to play with you on the same team. I always enjoyed our talks about sports. I will miss you.

  2. Alex Mayoli Sep 2, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    RIP Bert you will be Missed

  3. Bernie Gunshinan Sep 3, 2021 at 9:11 am

    R.I.P. Bert you will be missed.

  4. Debbie Gunshinan Sep 3, 2021 at 9:20 am

    When I moved to the Cape 4 years ago Bert was one of the 1st people I met. He made me feel so welcomed with the pool league and introduced me to everyone .A special friendship was born..I use to tease him and tell him I was leaving my husband to run off and Marry him..he was an amazing man and I will forever miss you Bert
    One day we will meet again😪
    From your teamate and team
    Blazing 🎱 Rest In Peace Buddy

  5. Jeff Striepling Sep 4, 2021 at 12:53 am

    So sad to hear. We had some good times shooting pool and hanging out. You’ve been a good friend and neighbor and will be missed. RIP Bert.

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