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Bernard "Bernie" Wanklin


Bernard "Bernie" Wanklin
In his 86th year, surrounded by family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 16, 2019. Together again with his wife of 58 years Joan Wanklin (2013). Survived by sons Paul, Gary (Sherri) and daughter Sharon (John). So many cherished memories for his grandchildren Melissa (Steve), Marc (Tam), Tiffany, Tim, Brent (Kendra), Kevin, Steven (Steffanie), Drew, Chloe (Geoff) and Brooke. Much loved by his great grandchildren Madison, Brayden, Jordyn, Camryn, Alex, Jaxon, Hailie, Willow and Zoe.

Also survived by his sister Eileen Dykeman, his brother Gerald Wanklin and sister in laws Shirley Wanklin and Esther Edwards. Will be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews. Bernie was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Mary Wanklin, his brother Jack Wanklin and sisters Cecelia Palmer, Ann MacDonald and Francis Dickson.

Bernie was a lifelong resident of Cambridge (Galt). He worked at Scott’s and Scroggin’s Shoes before finishing his career at Babcock and Wilcox. Well known in the sporting circle of his time, dad enjoyed hockey, softball, golf and 5 pin bowling. In 1961 he bowled the first 450 perfect game in Waterloo Region. In later years he moved to 10 pin where he also excelled. He was a convenor and coach for Galt Minor Hockey for many years. An avid woodworker and a lifetime fan of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Dad loved reading sports and local history books written by hometown authors.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cambridge Memorial Hospital. The care and compassion dad received was given so generously by the staff on many occasions and was greatly appreciated. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Bernie at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where family and friends will be received on Wednesday March 20, 2019 from 7-9p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday March 21, 2019 at 1p.m. Cremation will follow.
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Service Date
Thursday, March 21, 2019