Who We Are:

Darcy Bears, CIM

Senior Wealth Advisor

Darcy BearsDarcy has worked in the financial services industry since 1998. Born in Charlottetown and raised on a farm in rural Prince Edward Island, Darcy graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax in 1990 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He then completed his CA designation with Deloitte Touche LLP in 1992. After holding various accounting and business sector positions in Halifax, Darcy moved to Bridgewater in 1998 to begin his career with Scotia Wealth Management. Along with his CA designation, Darcy holds CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CIM (Canadian Investment Manager) designations. He is also a  Portfolio Manager , which allows him to  provide discretionary and non-discretionary investment services.

Darcy is an avid cross-fit athlete and an enthusiastic surfer. He loves to explore the coastline of sunny Central America, but also considers himself fortunate to have the best waves in the country at his back door.  Darcy has his Black belt in Uechi Ryu karate and generally enjoys all forms of recreation and fitness. He has been married to Karen for over 25 years and they have two young adult sons - Ben and Tyson.  After years of volunteering in the boys athletics programs and cheering from the sidelines, Darcy and his wife Karen now fill their free time with active adventures, travel planning and spending time with their friends.


Wanda Whynot

Administrative Associate

Wanda WhynotWanda has been a part of the Bank of Nova Scotia family since 1976. She worked for the Bridgewater Plaza Branch of Scotiabank for over 16 years before transferring to ScotiaMcLeod in September 1998. She and Darcy have been a team for 20 years. Wanda has completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Conduct & Practices course to earn the title of Administrative Associate. In 2012, Wanda celebrated a milestone in her career by achieving a total of 30 years of service with Scotiabank. 

Wanda and her husband David are lifelong residents of the South Shore. Their son and his wife live close by, and have given Wanda and David the gift of two adorable grandsons. Wanda is at her happiest when she is spending time with her family, is outside gardening and walking or is reading a good book. She volunteers with Special Olympics and the New Germany and Area Lions Club.