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.