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Memorial created 03-18-2010 by
Tami Bernard
John M. Bernard
May 2 1957 - January 3 2010

Loving Husband, Dad, Son, Pop Pop, Brother, Uncle , Nephew , Cousin

This online memorial was created in loving memory of John Bernard, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign John's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember John forever.

 John  was devoted to his family. He was a kind, loyal, gentle and patient husband. His wife, Tami, loved his strength and endurance but, was continually impressed by and thankful for his ability to balance that strength with gentleness and compassion for she and his family. John was Tami’s pillar of strength and loyal partner; his love for her was evident in his actions.
John was a loving and devoted father to three sons, Ryan, Brandon and Jeff. His boys especially appreciated that he always saw their potential and loved them unconditionally. He taught his boys respect and modeled many honorable traits for them throughout their lives. They especially admire his honesty, loyalty, integrity, reliability and selflessness. John chose to grow and better himself each day and encouraged his sons to do the same. Anyone who knew John knew how important his sons were to him. His investment in them is apparent in the qualities he passed on to them. Brandon and Jeff consider it a great honor to carry on his legacy.
John was preceded in death by his son, Ryan Bernard, his Father, Raymond Bernard, and his granddaughter, Hadley Fox. He is survived by his wife, Tami Bernard and two sons, Jeff (Keair) and Brandon Bernard (Megan). He had three stepchildren Angela Fox (Brandon), Amanda Pewitt (Brian) and Clayton Pewitt. His mother, Mae, two brothers, James and Joe and one sister, Lee and her husband Marty, also survive him. John had three nieces Tiffany Russell (Ben), Elizabeth Peterson---Crouse (Matthew) and Christina Peterson (Chris). Two great nieces Samantha Russell and Madilynn Dinter and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him. John’s surviving grandchildren are Keegan and Liam Fox and Anastaysja and Reagan Pewitt.

 

 

Deputy John Bernard GT-46

John was a Deputy for the Grant County Sheriff's office in Ephrata WA.  He was a tireless Servant of his Community. John's goal since he was a teen was to become a Law Enforcement Officer. He served as a Reserve Police officer and Deputy for many years. John never gave up on this dream of his. In 2002 he became a Police Officer for the City of Ephrata Wa, 4 years later he was hired at the Grant County Sheriff's office as a Patrol Deputy, he remained employed until his untimely death. John was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007. He was a figher and not about to give up. He received treatment and worked patrol as long as he could. The treatment was successful and he returned to work 4 months later. The entire time he was in treatment, all he could think about was getting back on the road.                      John'a son Brandon is also a Grant County Deputy following in his Father's foot steps.                                        John was killed in a 1 car collision while on duty Janurary 3, 2010. He was honored in a public Memorial Service and laid to rest Janurary 11, 2010. The Grant County Sheriff's Office still mourns the loss of their Partner and friend, as does other local area law enforcement agency. 

 

 

~Heaven~

 Our Grand daughter Hadley recieved her Angel wings on Decmber 12, 2008, after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. she was 8 years old. She named her Grandpa "Pop Pop".  They had a very loving and fun hearted relationship. They loved each other. Hadley was waiting for her Pop Pop when he got there, We have know doubt of how happy he was to see her and her him.

Hadley told me weeks before she went to heaven what she thought it would look like.  She told me there would be lots of beautiful white sand like on a beach. This picture was always sweet but now has a new meaning to us all. We all love and miss them so much, not a single day and sometimes hour goes by that I don't think of them both and I will until we meet again.

Hadley Kaylynne Fox  9/27/2000~12/12/2008

John M. Bernard        5/2/1957~1/03/2010

 

John, Brandon & Jeff on Jeff's Wedding day

John was a loving and devoted father to three sons, Ryan, Brandon and Jeff. His boys especially appreciated that he always saw their potential and loved them unconditionally. He taught his boys respect and modeled many honorable traits for them throughout their lives. They especially admire his honesty, loyalty, integrity, reliability and selflessness. John chose to grow and better himself each day and encouraged his sons to do the same. Anyone who knew John knew how important his sons were to him. His investment in them is apparent in the qualities he passed on to them. Brandon and Jeff consider it a great honor to carry on his legacy.

 

John & Tami

 

John and I were married on a beach at sunset in Maui Hawaii on July 2, 2003. The sweet memories of that day will always be etched on my heart......

 
John with his Mom Mae, Sister Lee & Brothers Joe and James
 
 
Grant County Court house
 
 
 
 

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