Bernard George Woffenden

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Bernard George Woffenden April 13, 1931 - December 4, 2016 Also known as Bernie, Barney, George, Lawrence (to the gang at The New Tivoli), and S.O.B. to two ex-wives. He is survived by 6 children: Lorraine Hoult (Jim), Patricia van Oort (Cecil), Tim (Marian), Kenneth, Vincent (Genevieve), Michael (Glenda); 7 grandchildren: Erin, Adam, Scott, Cameron, Ben, Taylor and Vanessa; his sister Kathleen and his twin Bernice. Uncle to 18 nephews and nieces, great-uncle to 43 and great-great uncle to 10. Predeceased by his father and mother, Jack and Elsie, his sister Mary, his brothers John, Jim, David and Fred and his grandchildren Kyle and Kim. Bernard was with American News from 1946-1947, 8 years with Canadian Pacific Hotels, 1948 - 1956, and 35 years with Domtar Newsprint, 1956 to 1991. He was president of the United Irish Societies of Montreal from 1985 to 1987. Songster for over 50 years in Toronto, Montreal and Port Colbourne, where he entertained seniors in nursing homes. Bernard was also an amateur actor in Montreal from the 1940's through the 1970's. He will be missed by many. "May he be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows he's dead." A celebration of his life will be held at St. Gabriel's Parish, 2157 Centre Street, Pointe St. Charles on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1 p.m.


Published in Montreal Gazette on Dec. 10, 2016
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