July 25, 1935 – November 14, 2021
Bernard was born to George and Millie Garland in 1935, growing up on a farm northeast of Gadsby, Alberta. He met and married the love of his life Lois Dimma on April 3, 1959. He farmed beside his father until he purchased the farm in 1978 where he farmed alongside his wife. They sold the farm and moved to Stettler in 1998. Bernard loved a practical joke and enjoyed teasing his grandchildren. Throughout his life he enjoyed square dancing, softball and slowpitch, curling, bowling, 4-H as both a member and a leader, hunting and getting together with his family and friends to play cards and have a great time.
Bernard leaves to mourn his passing, loving wife of 62 years, Lois; daughters Dawn (Berny) Benoit and Debora (Darren) Sutton; son Daryl Garland, six grandchildren: Curtis (Molly) Benoit, Morgan (Holly) Benoit, Andrea (Shawn) Benoit, Aaron (Holly) Benoit, Jeffrey (Danica) Sutton, Carson (Whitney) Sutton; nine great grandchildren; sister Dorothy (Rocky) Biggelaar; sisters in law Ann (Al) Foord, Wendy (Robert) Marcinkoski, brothers in law Donald (Peggy) Dimma and Brian (Maureen) Dimma; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of many dear friends and neighbours.
Graveside Funeral Service ~ Gadsby Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Alberta ~ Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
Donations in memory of Bernard are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of the donor’s choice.