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Bernard Lee

December 11, 1934 - August 6, 2013


It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Bernie & Diane Lee on August 6, 2013 in Osoyoos.

Bernie & Diane are survived by family members including sisters: Barbara, Susan, Colleen (Mike) from Kitchener, Paul (Sheryl) from Vancouver, and their niece, Amanda and nephew, Donovan (Kitchener) and their goddaughters Sarah Keller (Dubai) and Kyra Cohen (Toronto). They also left behind their beloved dog, Zoe.

Diane, born in Kitchener, Ontario in 1953 was daughter of Norman & Bertha Hall (deceased) from New Brunswick. Bernie, born in 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba was the son of Mr. Lee of Hong Kong (deceased) and Dorothy Belinski of Winnipeg (deceased).

Bernie & Diane were married in Vancouver and had recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

They had many friends and colleagues in Osoyoos, Ontario, New Brunswick, and BC. They will be dearly missed by many including Brock & Cathie, Yvette & Peter, Kathy & Ron, Pat, Trish, Fran, Christine (Victoria), the Cohens (Toronto), and by their wonderful neighbours and friends at the White Sands.

Bernie worked as Financial Controller at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver for many years until he retired in 1999. Diane worked in the hotel and travel industry and was Operations Manager for Canada 3000 until she retired in 2003.

In June 2003, they moved to Osoyoos and were warmly welcomed by friends and by the community. In Osoyoos, Diane worked for Elections Canada and Elections BC and was a volunteer at the Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives. Bernie was also an active volunteer for various organizations in both Vancouver and Osoyoos.

Bernie & Diane requested no service but rather a celebration of their lives with their family and close friends in Osoyoos. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives, the SPCA or a charity of your choice.

Bernie & Diane will be forever in our thoughts and in our hearts. We will always remember their words…“Life is Good”.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Linda Rita Mathon
Relation: Cousin in law

R,I,P, Bernie, May the love & light of family & friends shine forever in the eternal. Take care of my beautiful cousin, the wife that crossed over with you. For now, Adieu.

From: Susan Gomez
Relation: Friend and colleague

I have wonderful memories of our years working together and our friendship. It is hard to imagine your absence … your incredible stories and funny email jokes always brightened my day. You will long be remembered with great love.

From: Sue McGraw
Relation: Brother in law (Brother)

Bernie, even today I am waiting for you to come through the door with Diane. Zoe is still waiting for you to come home and she also has sad days and isn’t herself. I miss you so much but there is great comfort that you are with your greatest love. I will always love you and be grateful for everything you taught me over the years especially our talks about the restaurant business. Thank you for teaching me mahjong and for being my brother. Love always, Sue

From: Monika Nerger
Relation: Work & Friendship

Dear Bernie & Diane, May your two souls rest in peace, happy together as always. Thank you for all the joy and laughter you brought into so many lives.


Monika & Joe

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