Bernard was born in Pouce Coupe, B.C. and lived most of his life in the Peace River Country. He married Shirley Mytron in August of 1956. They made their home on a farm, in Goodlow, B.C. and remained there until moving into Fort St. John in 1984. At age 58 Bernard was seriously injured in a car accident that completely changed his life. He had to give up farming and many of his hobbies, like flying. He was able to spend a few winters in Arizona and then Bernard and Shirley made a permanent move to Vernon in 2004.
Bernard loved farming and developing the land. He attended an Agricultural School at UBC and farming was his passion. He became a specialty seed grower and was involved in many different boards and committees involving agriculture. He was a dependable force in many Christian activities, his local church, Bible Camps, Gideon’s, etc. He was always a respected leader in whatever role he filled.
On December 29, 2015 at the age of 82, Bernard passed away peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital with cancer invading his body. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley, children: Dawn Keegstra (Dale), Ron Little (Julie), Lorne Little, (Shelley). His 7 grandchildren and 2 great grand children, as well as one brother Lea Little.
A Family Memorial Service was held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, January 2, 2016.