1926 – 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bern on March 2, 2012, just days before his 86th birthday, after a courageous battle with vascular dementia and Parkinson’s.
Bern is survived by his loving bride of 58 years, Ellen “Chris”; his children: Judy Drummond, Debbie Daye and Larry (Nadine) Daye; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild (with another on the way).
From 1944 to 1946 Bern proudly served as a Stoker First Class in the Royal Canadian Navy. Bern worked in the logging industry from 1950 to 1991, retiring to Cultus Lake where he and Chris made many wonderful friends playing golf, crib and drinking wine.
Due to Mom’s exceptional care, love and devotion Dad was able to remain at home until late January. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cheam, Heritage Village and Dr. B. Brodie.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:30 at Branch 280, Royal Canadian Legion, 5661 Vedder Road, Sardis.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., NetCARE at Parkholm Place, Chilliwack or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
In honour of Bern please raise your glass and Skol!