September 14, 1924 – April 17, 2010
We regret to announce the sudden passing of Bernard Perry Poulin on April 17, 2010 after a short illness. Bernie was born September 14, 1924 in Prince George and grew up in Giscome, BC. In 1940 he joined the army and served primarily as a mechanic in Alberta until the end of the war. He lived in Edmonton and worked at Oscar Green Motors until 1957 when he moved to Vernon. He began working at McDowell Motors, then moved to Watkin Motors where he spent the next 30 years until his retirement.
Bernie loved to help around the house. He remodelled the family home in Enderby. His hobby was woodworking and he could be found making, fixing or modifying something. If he wasn’t building something, he was out in his garden. Even in the apartment he was proud of his pole beans.
In winter he liked to ski and the rest of the year he loved camping, boating and enjoying nature and the outdoors. Bernie went out of his way to be friendly and helpful to everyone. He was a lifetime member of the Legion.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Kate (McQueen) Poulin, his daughters Joan (Klaus) Ploeger, Lois (Mark) Doehler, Susan Poulin (Paul Carlberg), his grandchildren Travis, Jason, Jonathan (Marla), Teresa (Rob) Clayton, Jessica (Chris) and his 6 great grandchildren. He also leaves his step children Jim (Lynda) McQueen, Shirley (Neil) McCaig, his step grandchildren Shawn, Brenda (Bruce), Peggy, Don (Karrie), Tracy (Mike), Kim (Todd) and Kristy and 8 step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bernie was predeceased by his infant son George, four sisters and his first wife Betty.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vernon Hospice House. A Service will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation.