Bernard “Bernie” Seifried

Bernie passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the East

Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at the age of 93.

Bernie was born and raised in Arthur, Ontario. As a young man he moved to

Peace River, AB where he worked as a rancher, met Rose who was the love of

his life, and they had fi ve children. Following his passion, Bernie graduated

from Auctioneering School in Montana and went on to sell throughout

Canada and the US, including his own farm and goods in 1968 when he

moved his family to Kimberley, BC to own and run L & K Taxi services. Bernie

was passionate about the country lifestyle, and in 1976 he become a

pioneer of Meadowbrook, and was known by most as a local cowboy.

Bernie was predeceased by grandchildren Michael and Dallas Spence. He

is survived by his wife Rose whom he was with for 65 years, brother Frank

(Marie), children Diana (Ardell), Robert (Roberta), Lynda (Brian), Doug

(Jaymi) and Lorna (Colin), grandchildren Jocelyn, Jennelle, Olivia, Marisa,

Leslie, Abrial, Travis and Elliot, and great grandchildren Brenton, Calliandra

and Adiella.

All are welcome to visit Rose’s home any date, and a Celebration of Life will

be held in September. In lieu of fl owers, any donations can be made directly

to the Kimberley Senior Centre #14 at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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