Frank Bernert, 78, passed away the morning of Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at his home at the 108 Mile Ranch after succumbing to kidney failure.
He leaves behind his loving wife, of 49½ years, Judy; his sons: Philip (fiancée Nancy) and Frank (Jr.), and his many nieces and nephews.
Born March 2, 1936 in Pancevo, Serbia (Yugoslavia), Frank came to Canada in 1953, where he spent eight years in Sinclair Mills, B.C. and taught himself English and made many close friends. In 1961 he moved to Vancouver; it was there, at the local YMCA, where he met his future wife. Frank and Judy were married in 1965 and began their family shortly thereafter.
In 1973, they moved to the 108 Mile Ranch where Frank worked at Weldwood as a millwright for 20 years, made more friends and discovered his love of gardening, woodworking, astronomy, and square dancing. After retiring, Frank and Judy enjoyed their time as “Snowbirds” travelling to Southern California for more than 20 years. Frank also discovered his hidden talents for cross stitching, making wine, and became obsessed with watching science fiction television, especially Star Trek, and making converts of anyone who stopped by.
At Frank’s request, there will be no memorial service, but he does wish that all who knew him will tip one back and toast his memory. If you could use one phrase to sum up Frank’s life, it would be his favoured saying “What you see is what you get”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Palliative Care Program, Canadian Red Cross or the charity of your choice.
The family would also like to extend its thanks to Dr. Geerts and staff, and to all those at Interior Health, Palliative Care Program, Home Support and Community Nursing Services who provided much appreciated care and support.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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