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Allan Campbell Bernst, 70

Allan Campbell Bernst, of Rainy River, Ontario passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2003 with his family by his side.
He was born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan on January 17, 1933, to Edward and Rose Bernst. Allan moved to the Murillo area with his family in 1936. He was employed with the Canadian National Railway for 37 years, retiring in 1988. He served with the Canadian Army in Korea from 1954, being honourably discharged in 1957. At the time of his death Allan was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #54, Rainy River. Allan married his wife Jean in 1975. Allan loved life and sports and has made many lasting friendships. After retirement he moved to his summer camp at Sandstone where he had many wonderful years with his other passion, fishing. Many will remember the fish derbies held at his camp. Winters were spent in Inverness, Florida where golf became his new passion. In 1998 Allan moved to Rainy River where he continued to golf and fish.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, daughter Leslie and husband Dave Nichols, daughter Kelly Bernst, son Randy and wife Carol Bernst, stepdaughter Linda and husband Terry Turamine of Alberta, stepson Steven and wife Mary Webb of Mississauga, grandchildren: Kelly-Ann, Kyle, Erin, Cory, Carley, Timmy, Ben, Rebecca, Alex, Evan and Olivia, brothers Charlie (Barb) of B.C., Albert (Doris) of Thunder Bay, Earl (Fran) of Thunder Bay, Harry (Alice) of Rainy River, sister Bernice Nicholettes of Murillo, brother-in-law and good friend Dave and Gillian Yerkie of Windsor and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Rose Bernst, two brothers Clarence and Ronnie and brother-in-law Art Nicholettes.
Funeral services for the late Mr. Allan Bernst were held on Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 1:30 P.M in the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 W. Gore Street at James with Rev. John Jordan officiating. Interment of Ashes will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
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