Arthur Bernier

Verne Bernier

Friday, May 8th, 1925 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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In Loving Memory of Arthur Verne Bernier
Verne passed away peacefully on October 29, 2020 at the Haliburton Hospital in his 95th year.
He was predeceased by his father Albert Bernier, mother Maude, (née Taylor) Bernier, his brother LeRoy and Aunt Beatrice Taylor.

He will be missed by his children Mark, Eric (Denise) and Lori (Alex). Verne was a proud Grandpa to Richard (Niki), James (Karen), Christine (Tyler), Jacqueline (Graeme), Genevieve (Scott), Benjamin (Ashley) and Philip. He was a Great Grandfather to Natalie, Hailey and Isla. Verne is remembered by his former wife Norma, (née Haskins) Bernier.

Verne was born May 8, 1925 in Montreal and grew up in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army, North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment and was soon shipped out to active duty overseas during WW II. He participated in the Liberation of Holland. After the war he returned to Canada and moved to Toronto joining Colgate Palmolive Canada in 1948, settling into the family home in Scarborough. He enjoyed a rewarding career spanning 42 years. Upon retirement he became a consultant for Colgate Palmolive’s New York head office and travelled internationally to many interesting cities for the next 5 years.
Verne loved being at the cottage on Mountain Lake for over 53 years and eventually moved there to make it his home. He could be found out for an early morning canoe paddle, towing a water skier behind the boat, working on a repair project or on the deck at 4:00pm for cocktail hour.

There will be no service based on Verne’s wishes.

If desired, a contribution to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0.
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Posted at 12:13pm
I have many fond memories of Verne at Mountain Lake. Mornings started with the red canoe coming into our bay to have a morning chat, many chats! He spent many hours taking us kids water skiing. He always welcomed you in and we would have a rum and coke together. He called me “S.D” I have no idea why! LOL

Sincere condolences to the Bernier family. He was special and he will be missed.

Hugs Rene and Sue Laros (Divell)

The O'Sullivans

Posted at 11:36am
With deepest sympathy,
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Chris OSullivan

Posted at 11:33am
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Verne. We all have very fond memories of Mr. Bernier. He was one of the first neighbours we met on Mountain Lake. The kids always enjoyed his canoe visits when we were on the dock. There was usually some teasing involved and the teasing extended to my father- Verne always called him the "old guy" even though he was the younger. Verne will be missed.
With sympathy,

John, Chris, Maggie and Paddy O'Sullivan

Bob Presant

Posted at 09:57am
Our sincere condolences to the Bernier Family on the passing of Verne. He was a proud W. W. 2 Veteran, a wonderful cottage neighbour and a unique individual. For many years Verne would make the rounds visiting his neighbours in his red canoe or would appear at your door on foot. Great discussions as to what was happening on the lake or in the world would take place at the dock or on our deck. In later years as his mobility declined, we would continue our visitations on his deck while he would feed Charlie or several Charlies, his pet chipmunks. His passing is a big loss to Mountain Lake and we will truly miss him.
Bob and Gwen Presant and Family

Jeanne Anthon

Posted at 05:41pm
A fine gentleman who loved his life on Mountain Lake. Our sympathy to the family. Ted & Jeanne

Judy nicholls Posted at 07:44pm

A fine gentleman RIP he was a fine man to know on mountain lake

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