Bernard Brunt of Williamsburg died suddenly on Oct. 9, 2003 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. He was 76.
He is survived by wife Elizabeth Brunt (nee Heckman) whom he married in Montreal on Feb. 9, 1952.
He was born in Montreal on June 4, 1927 to the late Archibald Brunt and Alice (nee McMahon).
He was raised in Montreal and attended McDonald College in Montreal following his marriage. He and Alice bought a farm just west of Williamsburg and lived there for 51 years. He worked as a dairy farmer.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Morrisburg. He was presented with an honorary life membership from the Morrisburg Curling Club in recognition of his long years of service to the club as a curler, a builder, as president, and as an inspiration to his fellow curlers.
He will be remembered by children Allan (Sandra) of Williamsburg, Beverley (Bob) Paris of Carlsbad Springs, Peter (Brenda) of Williamsburg, and Doug (Mary) of Ottawa.
He is survived by siblings Loyal (Joan) of Morrisburg, and Ruth Hughes of London. He was predeceased by siblings Rita, Ken and William.
In his earlier years, he excelled at paddling. As a member of the Carrierville Boating Club, he was a part of the team that won the Double Blade Four category at the Canadian Canoeing Association’s Dominion Championships in 1949 and 1952. In his later years, he enjoyed golfing at Cedar Glen with his friends.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Oct. 12. The funeral took place at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Oct. 13, with Father Sebastien Arikat officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Morrisburg.
Pallbearers were Perry Brunt, Mark Brunt, Paul Brunt, Michael Brunt, Byron Brunt and Tristan Brunt.