With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Bernie Stavast Jan 6, 2011 in Castlegar B.C. Bernie was born in Nelson, grew up in Salmo, and spent most of his 60 years in the Kootenays.
Bernie is survived by the love of his life Marlene, son Kevin (Laura), grandchildren Kendra, Naiomi, & Tyler, daughter Pam (Kevan), Mother Florence, sisters Ev (Doug), Karen (Doug), and brother Rob (Connie), and a large extended and loving family. He was predeceased by his sister Bette, and his Dad Henry.
In his carpentry career he was very proud of his accomplishments, big or small. He was an extremely compassionate man who gave 100% to everything he did, often putting others needs before his own. Bernie will be missed by all whose lives he touched, and remembered for his love of teasing and sense of humour.
A service in Bernie’s memory will be held Saturday Jan. 15, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Salmo, B.C. at 11:00 a.m.
Bernie’s message to all of us would be live, laugh and love.