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The death of Mr. Kelly Bernhard, 58 years of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico and formerly of North Battleford and Humboldt, occurred on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. Kelly was born in Humboldt on July 9, 1959 to August and Marcella (nee Korte) Bernhard. He grew up at Muenster and attended Muenster School. Kelly worked as an engineer for Canadian National Railways from the age of 19, retiring in 2014. On October 20, 1979 he married Jane Sterner. Together they raised their two daughters, Kimberley and Crystal. Kelly was a very social person and loved to visit with anyone and everyone. He enjoyed woodworking, having many projects on the go, although many ended up unfinished. Kelly was a great cook and loved sharing his recipes with his family. Sadly Jane passed away in 2007. Attending Crystal and Ryan’s wedding in the Domincan Republic in 2008, sparked the travel bug in Kelly and he began travelling regularly. He found he loved San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico and purchased a condo. He made friends with the local fishermen and loved to go out fishing with them. While there, he met Norma Perez and they were married on July 9, 2017 in Humboldt. Kelly loved being a grandpa and adored his two grandsons. Kelly will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Norma Perez; two daughters and two grandsons: Crystal & Ryan Perkins and sons Cade and Bennett, and Kimberley; three sisters: Joanne & Lorne Zilkowsky, Deldean & Francis Burton, and Gina & David Reineke; father-in-law Bernard Sterner; in-laws of the Sterner family: Harlen & Tricia Sterner, Mark & Val Sterner, Claudette & Vern Willenberg, and Aileen & Ryan Haeusler; in-laws of the Perez family; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents August and Marcella Bernhard; mother-in-law Armella Sterner; first wife Jane Bernhard; sister-in-law Wanda Strykowski and brother-in-law Colin Stolz. The Funeral Mass for Kelly was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt officiated by Fr. Augustine Osei-Bonsu. Memorial donations in Kelly’s memory may be made to RUH Foundation (Oncology Dept) or to an Education Fund for his two grandsons.
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