J. Bernard Cain
Aug. 9, 1928 – March 4, 2009
It is with great sadness that the Cain family announces the passing of Bernard Joseph, devoted husband, father and friend, at his home in Nanaimo, B.C.
Born Aug. 9, 1928 in Port Alberni, Bernie is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Denise, and six children: Michael (Meri-Ellen), Daniel (Patsy), Christopher, Janet (Doug) Nutt, Joseph (Darlene) and Melanie (Ward) Norcutt. Bernie will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Christa, Tanya, Rosaline, Jessica, Martha, James, Samuel, Russell, Catherine, Emma, Maximillian and Cameryn, and great-grandchildren Evania and Audrey. Predeceased by his younger brother Cuthbert (Gloria), Bernie is survived by his sister Eileen (Paul) Roggeveen and brothers Gerard (Patricia) and Vince (Yolande). Predeceased by brothers-in-law Michel Blondeau, Harry Comeau, Roland St. Arnaud and Paul Marcoux, Bernie leaves behind brothersin- law Alex (Lillian) Blondeau, John (Barbara) Blondeau, Henry (Jeannine) Blondeau and sisters-in-law Therese St. Arnaud, Jeanne Comeau, Sally (Don) Crawford, Beatrice (Brian) Waldner, Lorraine Blondeau and Therese Blondeau along with many nephews and nieces. Also left behind are Bernie’s cousins in Port Alberni, Lancashire, England, Melbourne, Australia and a lifetime of dear friends. Bernie worked close to 30 years as a stevedore and crane operator with the Waterfront Employers of B.C., and was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus. He also spent several years assisting those in recovery at Edgewood Treatment Facility in Nanaimo.
The Cain family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Drs. Helmut Mark, Gary Kingston and Brian Calvin, the palliative care nurses, especially Linda and Heidi, and the wonderful aides from Nanaimo and Gabriola Homecare Services. Also, heartfelt thanks to everyone who offered prayers and support during our father’s long and difficult fi ght with cancer. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
A mass to celebrate Bernie’s life was held on Monday, March 9th at Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Rd., Nanaimo.