Bernard James KEEGAN


Known for his story telling and sense of humour, Bernard died surrounded by family on August 28, two weeks shy of his 96th birthday. He had time to greet everyone he met, sometimes in foreign languages his family didn’t know he could speak, and had a joke for every occasion. He kept his sense of humour and the nurses laughing until his last breath. Bernard was predeceased by Doreen (his loving wife of 75 years) and is survived by his brother Ken (Marg), and his five children: Denys (John Rempel), Bob, Ken (Femie), Kevin (Mary), Sean (Bev). He was a granddad to 14, a great-granddad to 25, a great-great-granddad to one, and an all-around great guy! Special thank you to Rosemarie and Jacqui for their care and comfort, which allowed Bernard to age gracefully in his own home. Bernard was a veteran of WWII and served with the Lorne Scots Brampton Regiment from 1939-1945. He was a member of Local 18 Carpenters’ Union. A celebration of life will take place at the Copetown Community Centre (1950 Governors Rd., L9H 5E3) from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, September 8. Cremation has already taken place. Despite his eternal optimism Bernard couldn’t will the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to win another Grey Cup in his lifetime. There are four generations of Ticat fans to keep his hope alive. Oskee Wee Wee!

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