MAY, Bernard “Bernie” Wayne

September 17, 1964 – April 4, 2021

With deep sadness we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Bernie May, in Strathmore, Alberta at the age of 56 years. Born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Bernie went to school in Landis, Saskatchewan, graduating in 1982. He worked for United Grain Growers for 17 years becoming a manager at Herschel and Davidson. Over the next several years he worked for a few other Agricultural Service companies.  

Bernie loved the outdoors; hiking in the Rocky Mountains and canoe trips in Western Canada. He enjoyed playing hockey and curling, and was an avid sports fan. 

Bernie’s proudest accomplishment was becoming a father; to Ruby Lynn in January 2007, followed by Winston Bernard in December 2008. His most cherished moments were spending time with his wonderful children.

Bernie is lovingly remembered by his children Ruby and Winston; his three brothers, Rich(Christa), Rod(Suzanne), and Brent(Erin); and his loving Mom, Karen. He was predeceased by his Dad, Garry.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bernie’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta(100-119-14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6)

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On April 7, 2021 at 5:21 pm Steve Griffin Said:

    It is with sadness as well that I say goodbye to Bernie .
    We would often meet at Centre Street Church and pray and spend time together.
    He had a huge heart and a dear love of family, church and most especially Jesus.
    He will be missed but I pray for comfort for his family in his home going to be with His Lord.

  2. On April 8, 2021 at 3:55 pm Adeline Villard Said:

    to karen may and families my deepest sympathy on passing of bernie . adeline

  3. On April 8, 2021 at 6:14 pm Maureen C Normand Said:

    It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye today to Bernie May. He had a zest for life, he loved to talk about his family and he loved the Lord. Bernie will be missed, as he was loved by many. I pray for his family as they grieve Bernie’s passing, that God would provide comfort at this sad time. It is in His name I pray and ask, Amen.

  4. On April 10, 2021 at 8:41 pm Gisele glazer Said:

    It is with great sadness that I learned about your loss. I offer my sincere condolences and prayers to Karen and her family during this trying time. Gisele

  5. On April 10, 2021 at 10:21 pm Marnie Ralph Said:

    Dear Karen and Family. Heartfelt Sympathy on the untimely passing of Bernie. May you find comfort in knowing you have always been a dedicated caring Mother and Grandmothet❤️ Cherish the good memories. RIP Bernie

  6. On April 13, 2021 at 9:42 am Linda and Larry Rushfeldt Said:

    Dear Karen and family and friends, We are thinking of you and hoping that everyday brings a little more strength and comfort.

  7. On April 20, 2021 at 4:38 pm Maureen Kohli Said:

    I just found out today (April 20th) from a mutual friend, of Bernie’s passing, and I am so deeply shocked and saddened by this news. My deepest condolences to all his family members! I had known Bernie for several years, and I know how much he loved his children, and how he especially loved the Lord, whom I know he is with now. He will be greatly missed by many who knew him at Centre Street Church: his great smile, and big laugh, will be missed by all of us. We cling to the hope we have in Christ, that we will see Bernie again, in God’s Kingdom.

  8. On November 16, 2021 at 10:29 am Stephen Van Santen Said:

    Bernie, you had such a heart for people and such a desire to see things grow and improve. It was with deepest sadness that today I came to learn of your passing. Although our friendship drifted, I will never forget the times we spent serving in conferences together and the special times of getting to know your family. Thank you for all those moments that you invested in my life! May your memory live on in the hearts of your kids, family and friends❤️