Bernie Marriott 1938 — 2017

Bernie Marriott

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bernie Marriott at age 78, in Kamloops, BC.

Bernie is survived by his loving sons Bruce Marriott and Bill Marriott (Karen Skinner) of Kamloops, BC and older sister Belle Atkinson of Merritt, BC. Bernie was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Eveline Marriott, brothers Dave, Jim, Sid and Horace, as well as sisters Gwen McKeown and Gladys Stanley.

Bernie was born in Penticton, BC. He grew up a few kilometers south of Penticton on the family orchard in Kaleden, BC. As a teenager, Bernie joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served for five years, stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1974, Bernie moved his family to Kamloops, BC, and worked as a butcher at Overwaitea/Saveon Foods until his retirement. He loved curling, fishing, boating and spending time at his summer retreat on Nicola Lake. Bernie was a proud member of the Moose Lodge (43 years), ANAVETS and Curling Club.Bernie was a wonderful son, father, brother and friend to many, He will be remembered fondly and missed dearly. Thanks to Aunty Belle, the response team, the doctors, nurses and staff at RIH, and all of Bernie’s friends for their kindness and support. The Family would appreciate donations to the Cancer Society. A memorial gathering will be held at the ANAVETS at a future date.


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8 Tributes

  1. Carol Polywkan
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Truly sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. I curled with Bernie at McArthur Island Seniors curling Tuesday and Thursday mornings. When we last saw Bernie, he was hopeful that all would be well. My husband Steve passed away in May 2017, he and Bernie had the same type of cancer. I wish the families well in the coming days and weeks.

  2. Kathy Mceachen
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m very sorry to hear about Bernie. I would occasionally run into Bernie having lunch with his guy friends. Always had a smile on his face. He was such a nice man. He was a friend of my moms, Pat McEachen. She thought highly of him, also.

  3. Bernie Kent
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    I was surprised to find out that Bernie was in this area. Bernie and I were two of three Bernies in Pen Hi and were in school together. Although not close friends I remember Bernie very fondly. I am sorry for your loss and disappointed we hadn’t had a chance to get reacquainted.

  4. Joyce Marriott
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Bernie’s passing. I am thinking of you Bill and Bruce. I had always loved seeing him-a very special uncle, and so much like my dad. They had many of the same mannerisms and personal qualities.. He was loved and will be missed…Auntie Belle will phone me with a memorial date I’m sure.

  5. Mike/Sharon McKinnon
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Our deepest sympathy to Bernie’s family, a dear father, grandfather, uncle and friend. We will all miss this kind, gentle man, especially at Mac Island, Wednesday lunches, Friday Anavets and just his presence in our daily lives. Rest in peace, dear Bernie.

  6. Gerry Marriott
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I am very sad to hear that Uncle Bern passed away. I have many fond memories of the family dropping in to visit us in Kaleden. He was probably the first person I knew that had a tattoo. Thinking of you both, Bill and Bruce.

  7. Muriel Gawne
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    sad to hear of Bernie’s passing, as he rests in peace, we have fond memories of our younger years cousins Ryan & Rodney, Muriel Gawne, Bill & Bruce your father always had a smile & a song.
    thinking of you both & families.

  8. Candy Caryk
    Posted August 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Bern’s passing. Our thoughts are with you both, Bill and Bruce. It is so hard when we lose our fathers.
    Dad, Uncle Dave and your dad certainly enjoyed their fishing trips together. Don’t think they caught a lot of fish, but it was a great time for the brothers.
    Take time to sit and reflex on your wonderful memories of your dad.

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