Bernard “Tink” Arthur Pelkey

Bernard “Tink” Arthur Pelkey

Bernard “Tink” Arthur Pelkey
August 10, 1955 – May 5, 2020

ZEBULON – Bernard Arthur Pelkey, known as Tink, 64, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was born in Brandon, Vermont to the late Joseph Lloyd and Nina Mae Jones Pelkey, August 10, 1955. Tink loved muscle cars, playing golf and playing his guitars. Candy Crush was his passion. He enjoyed relaxing at the beach and in his garage. He was the hardest working man we know. The best handyman the world has ever seen. Tink was a perfectionist pro, nothing was ever out of place. He loved his family and his work. In 1991, Tink met with a former colleague and the owners at Hallam Associates to discuss bringing a controls construction group to the company and after a few short weeks he joined the team and Hallam Technical Services was formed. After some years of hard work, the business started growing exponentially and the company transitioned once more and Tink would retire as VP & Senior Project Manager from what is known today as Hallam ICS (Integrated Control Systems). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bud Pelkey and sister, Betty Bertrand.

Tink leaves behind his wife, Kathleen Pelkey of the home; daughters, Kendra Pelkey of Raleigh and Kelly Beavers (Michael Beavers) of Zebulon; son, Brent Booska (Rhonda Spooner) of Orwell, VT; grandchildren, Nathan, Owen and Justin. We will miss you Daddy so dearly and will always love you to eternity. Rest in peace fly high with the angels.

He will lie in state on Monday, May 11, 9am – 5pm at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.


  • James Comeau Posted May 8, 2020 9:18 pm

    Tink you will be forever in my thoughts and heart , we were friends since children lots of fond memories. God bless Kathy she was the best wife in the world to Tink and his best friend.

  • Dave Johnson Posted May 8, 2020 9:34 pm

    My old friend. Grew up together in Brandon Vermont. Went through grade school and high school together. Taught me to play guitar when we were just 13. Had some fun times together, traveling the old back roads in Vermont on summer nights with our buddies. Graduated high school together. Can’t believe time has passed this fast. I wish you well in God’s presence. Hope to get to see you again on the other side.

  • Mickey Carr Posted May 8, 2020 9:45 pm

    Tink and I were friends from First Grade until graduating in high school. Tink lived on Grove St and I lived on Franklin. We attended school and each others birthday parties as young children. Honestly, we weren’t everyday friends for our whole life, but during some early and tough years for us and our families, it was a nice thing to have someone with whom we could share some common problems. He is obviously loved and more importantly liked by many.. it is not a surprise, as that was a common condition of his life. Be strong and carry on the positive life he started and believed in. Peace and Blessings to your whole family. Sincerely, Mickey Carr

  • Judy and Jim Noreault Posted May 9, 2020 8:59 am

    Kathy, Kelly, Kendra, Jim and I are devastated by the loss of Tink. We send our prayers and love to you all. Wish we could be there to hug you all.

  • Janna Whitehorne Posted May 9, 2020 9:35 am

    Gone way to soon! RIP Tink. 🙏

  • Sandy Compagnon Posted May 9, 2020 3:08 pm

    Kathy and family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband/father. Often think of when you were our neighbors on Norway Dr. I will remember your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dennis LaRock Posted May 9, 2020 6:42 pm

    I sit here stunned… I’ve known Tink for as long as I can remember. The first time I heard Tink perform… he played *Ring of Fire* at the Brandon Town Hall (I think he was 7 or 8 years old (circa 62 or 63)) and the guitar was bigger than him! All the memories come rushing in… so many, many wonderful memories. Godspeed Kathy… all my love to you and yours.

  • Lisa Burgio Posted May 9, 2020 7:00 pm

    Our prayers are with each of you .please know we are so truly sorry . Kathy if you need someone to talk to please call me anytime . Love and prayers Carl and Lisa Burgio .

  • Tami & Vic Menard Posted May 11, 2020 9:32 am

    Dear Kathy and family,
    We are very sad to hear the news, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We had a lot of fun with you on the boat.
    Tami & Vic Menard

  • Ray Racine Posted May 11, 2020 11:55 am

    Kathy, Kendra & Kelly,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and with Tink. Tink hired me from PA in 1991. He was a good boss and a good friend. Kathy, Thanks for the times you & Tink opened your house to me and mine. Lots of good memories.

  • Kelly Beavers Posted May 11, 2020 2:38 pm

    Life is sure going to be different without you. I hope you find the peace you were looking for. Look down on me once in awhile. I love you Daddy.

  • Grabowskis Posted May 11, 2020 4:57 pm

    Brent Rhonda and Family: so very sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers for you all🙏May special moments that you shared help you through this sad time of sorrow.❣️🌺

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