BERNATH, William "Bill"
Born November 9, 1925 in Szendro, Hungary, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on April 16, 2013 at 87 years of age. Beloved husband for 60 years of Marion. Cherished father of William 'Bill' and wife Carol, Quesnel, BC; James 'Jim' and wife Debbie, Wallaceburg; Linda Bernath, Windsor; Nancy and husband Andrew Kuntz, Lakeshore. Loving grampy of Emily and Kaitlyn Kuntz. Dear brother-in-law of Ann Bernath; brother of Helen Reidl and James Bernath. Predeceased by daughter Barbara Ann and son William Holden and parents James and Elizabeth Bernath and brother Frank Bernath. Worshipful Brother William (Bill) Bernath was initiated into Masonry November 9, 1949, passed and raised to Sublime Degree 4th Master Mason February 4, 1950 Parthenon Lodge #267. Bill was a Charter Member of the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix Chapter; Worshipful Master in 1997 of the Central Lodge #402 – Essex; Member of Mocha Temple Shrine; member of Essex United Church Choir; Past President of Essex Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. At Belle River D.H.S. he was the Technical Director 1963 - 1986; Real Estate Appraiser 1986 - 1992. The family wishes to thank the 2nd floor nursing staff of Leamington District Memorial Hospital for their kindness and devoted care. Visiting at the
Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre
87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex
on Friday from 2:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Masonic Service Friday night. Funeral Service to celebrate Bill's life will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Essex United Church, 53 Talbot Street South, Essex at 11:00 a.m. (Please note - Visiting from 10:00 a.m. until time of service). Rev. Ross Williams officiating. Interment Greenlawn Cemetery. If you wish to donate in Bill's memory the family has asked that donations be made to the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County. You may share your memories of Bill at

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Reid Funeral Home
87 Maidstone Avenue East Essex , ON N8M 2J3
(519) 776-4233

Published in The Windsor Star from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2013