BERNARD, Daniel Lee
If this has hit the papers, then the time has come that Daniel Lee Bernard no longer requires the physical attributes of this world and his soul is running across fields of green, wading through creeks and streams of his past and climbing mountains that challenged him to just reach the top.
Dan passed into the spiritual world May 27, 2010 and has left behind a wonderful family as a legacy and personal contribution to the ever expanding and developing land base. Dan was born in Williams Lake in the interior of BC on August 11th, 1963. One week later Dan was camping at Chimney Lake and sleeping in a So Sweet lettuce box. This was the start of his love of the outdoors.
Dan was predeceased by his father, Jean-Marie and his brother, Paul. Dan leaves behind his wife, Gillian, and 4 children, Alex, Colin, Aidan and Jocelyn. Also left behind is his mother, Betty, sisters, Denise Comeau (Barry), Michelle Hume (Brian), brothers, Jean Bernard (Dianne) and Guy Bernard. Many nieces and nephews share in this loss too.
Dan took great pride in his family and also in his business. It was very important to him that his name reflect good things on all he touched, be it protecting the water ways on the highway project, the toads or the bridges he had a hand in constructing. He loved that almost daily his job allowed him to cast a fishing line and sometimes even required it! Fishing was a constant joy to Dan. He passed that on to his children. Being with his friends usually meant being outdoors.
Dan’s journey with cancer ended 1 day short of 7 years. Dan didn’t use the term “battling” with cancer, he preferred “living” with cancer. And living Dan did.
There will be a memorial service for Dan on Sunday, June 6th 2010, at the Northgate Foursquare Church 1640 Burgess Rd. Courtenay, BC at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency, Red Cross Society, or Comox Valley Hospice.
Gaze upon a lake or stream or cast a line to remember Dan.
Family First Memorial in care of arrangements.