Bernie was born in New Westminster, September 11, 1938. He passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Kelowna after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his son, Larry, he is
survived by his loving wife Pat, daughter Darcy Vogel (Sabina Hill), brother Ray (Amanda), sister-in-law Lois Grove, brother-in-law Don Patrick, nieces
Jo-anne Grove and Cathy (Brian) Scrimshaw, and nephews Bryon (Margaret) Grove and Michael (Margie) Patrick.
Bernie moved to Kelowna in 1970 and worked for Mutual Life (and Clarica) for 40 years, where he gained the
friendship and respect of his clients and co-workers. He was known as the consummate gentleman. Bernie was a member at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club for 30 years, sharing many a happy round with his golf buddies. He loved to fish, whether it was the small lake experience or his
yearly fishing trips to the Charlottes. A lover of nature,
Bernie especially enjoyed tending his garden(s) and feeding the birds that frequented them.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.
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