CARNE; William Bernard
Dad was born December 29, 1918 in Winnipeg, MB and passed January 6, 2016 at the age of 97. He was the 2nd of 4 children; Ted, Barbara and John. He was predeceased by his wife Vera in 2004, son Bill Jr. and his brother Ted both 2013, his granddaughter Deanna Christie and son-in-law Garry Tharle both in 2014. He is survived by his daughters Judy (Clark) Christie of Okotoks & Linda Tharle of Vulcan, AB, Bev (Al) Grunau and son John (Linda) both of Chilliwack, 13 grandchildren and over 20 great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. In 1941 he married Vera Setter. They enjoyed 63 years together. He joined the army the same year serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and retired in 1973 with the rank of Captain. Dad had dedicated his life to the act of service, for his community, country, church and family. He accomplished many things, at times working quietly in the background. His administrative gift was an asset to any organization he belonged to, taking on roles as treasurer, church warden, building committees. He also volunteered to do income tax returns for seniors. He loved being outside enjoying camping, building campfires, cruises, and vacationing in Hawaii. He was an avid gardener and took pride in his peaches and tomatoes. Many thanks to the professional staff of Valley Haven Guest Home and The Birchwood who provided for him after mom died. Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Sardis, April 23 at 11 a.m. Celebrant Fr. Fred Tassinari.