Bernard Alteare JOHNS

JOHNS; Bernard Alteare

1920 ~ 2008

Bernie Johns was born in Kaslo, BC on June 7, 1920 and passed away November 24, 2008 in Abbotsford. He moved with his family to Trail, BC as a child. He received his education there and got his B.A. at UBC and attended Teachers’ College in Victoria. Bernie taught school in Trail and North Vancouver, retiring in 1977.

He leaves behind his loving wife Mary and nieces Heather (Heinz) Sittig of Trail, Pat Liber of Castlegar, Vivian (Tom) Black of California, Rita (Wayne) Redwick of New Westminster; nephews Bill (Pam) Johnston of California and Bob Johnston of Burn aby; and many other family members and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Emily Johns, his brother Gilbert; his sister Gladys Kline and his nephew-in-law Frank Liber.

Bernie was a Master Mason, belonging to Abbotsford Lodge in Abbotsford and Corinthian Lodge in Trail. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

A memorial service will be held at Gladwin Heights United Church, 3474 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford on Saturday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers declined but if so desired donations can be made to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, Suite 600, 890 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9 or the BC Cancer Foundation, c/o Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, 32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 1K2.

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services

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