Bernard “Bernie” George Gagne 1935 — 2018

Bernard “Bernie” George Gagne

On Monday, June 4, 2018 our beloved Dad Bernie passed away peacefully, surrounded with love. Bernie was a man who believed and followed the rules of kindness, honesty, integrity and generosity. Although he considered himself a loner, Bernie attracted people with his loyalty and words of wisdom.

He touched many lives and will be missed by both friends and family.

 The family would like to offer a special thanks to the nurses and doctors in the ICU at Royal Inland Hospital for their kindness and compassion. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Bernie’s name may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

The Celebration of Life for Bernie will take place at 11 AM on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Celebration Hall with Babette Degregorio officiating.

A private burial was held on Friday, June 8 at Hillside Cemetery Kamloops BC.

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10 Tributes

  1. Posted June 8, 2018 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    So sorry for the loss of this special man in your life. Love is never lost, friendships never forgotten, all your effort is remembered for ever in the hearts of those around you .. Take care to pay special attention to the messeages of love that surround you in these mournful days.

  2. Art & Maureen Gagne
    Posted June 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Our hearts go out to you as you mourn the loss of your beloved Dad.

  3. Hetty S
    Posted June 10, 2018 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I did not know Bernie very well, just saw him often at Superstore for quite a few years. He was always friendly and upbeat. I do know he was a very kind man.
    My deepest condolences to his family.
    God Bless you, Bernie.

  4. Carol Matchette
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of your loss, it is never easy. I’m sure that Gerry & Bernie are probably fishing right now, where ever they are.

    • Babette
      Posted June 14, 2018 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for all your comments.
      He was a wonderful man and iis already missed.

  5. Chad Matchette
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear about Bernie’s passing. One of my fondest memories of him was every time he’d see me when I was a young boy he’d shake my hand… and not let go for what felt like 15 minutes… all the while asking why I was just standing there… even now it brings a smile to my face. Great memories!!! Thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.

  6. Harold Lavack
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I first met Bernie in 1969 when I worked with United Dominions, an Industrial Finance Company with B.C. Headquarters in Vancouver.
    Bernie was a man of integrity, fun, smart, with a very good sense of humor, and a good knowledge of heavy Industrial Equipment related to construction and logging.
    That level of integrity never left his way of doing busines, I am sure it followed in his personal life when he moved to the Interior of B.C.
    Bernie touched so many lives, not even knowing the impact he had on individuals; I was 27 when I first met him in 1969, I still smile with pride, that he touched my life in such a positive way.
    Thank you Bernie, you made my life richer.

  7. funeral2
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Gagne family,
    What a shock to us all.
    We will miss Bernie’s visits to our showroom. He was a pleasure to chat with and a great man to work with. Our thoughts are with you.
    All the Staff at Kami Countertops

  8. Frank Riley
    Posted June 17, 2018 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great guy. Frank and Melanie Riley

  9. Tyler Cartier
    Posted June 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    So very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. I have so much respect for him and he was more like a father.

    He was truly a man with a ton of integrity and cared about everything he did. He was truly a pleasure to work with and man you could call a friend.

    Our thoughts and prayers with you,
    The Cartier Family

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