Sept. 14, 1930 – May 10, 2012
Passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord & Savior on May 10, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife & soul mate Pearl of 58 years. Daughter Brenda (Trent) sons Brian (Lisa) Bradley (Sherry) five beautiful grandchildren. Sisters Mildred and Marjorie of Dartmouth Nova Scotia, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Albert & Effie Woods, his brother Harry, two sisters Helen and Dorothy. His in-laws Ferninand and Mary Muglich. Bernie enjoyed time with his family, was devoted to his faith and church. Loved dancing, curling, travel, camping and fishing (which was his passion). Bernie hailed from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where in his early years he left for adventures on the high seas. Which would later take him to serve in the Korean War. Shortly after his return from Korea he met his wife Pearl of Chilliwack. They married in 1953 settled and raised a family. Bernie became a plumber by trade, worked at Fraser Vale as well as York Farms and later at CFB Chilliwack as the plumbing forman which he retired from after 29 years of loyal service. Bernie was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Korean War Vets Association. Bernie was a loving husband, amazing father and a proud grandfather. He will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved him. But we also rejoice and take comfort that he is in the arms of our heavenly Father.
“Do not weep for me Rejoice with me”
Heartfelt thanks to all the amazing and wonderful staff at Heritage Village, Greendale Section. Prayers will be held Tuesday May 15, at 7 PM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary St. Chilliwack. Funeral Mass to follow Wednesday May 16 at 1:30 PM from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Canadian Kidney Foundation or St. Mary’s School, chilliwack, B.C. would be appreciated. Cremation to follow. With a private family burial at a later date.