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After a courageous and challenging battle, Bernard “Bernie” Laufert has transitioned to the spiritual plane. He left us early Saturday morning at Northumberland Hills Hospital on May 28, 2022, at the age of 65.
Bernie drifted off peacefully to the sounds of his favourite music while held in the arms of his childhood sweetheart and surrounded by his family.
We take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and we're fortunate and grateful for the time we spent with him.
He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Lori "Lola" Laufert. (nee: Ziegler)
They were married 42 years and best friends for over 50. He raised 2 sons, Zachary and Jeremy and loved their partners Viki and Kirsten.
He'll be missed and remembered lovingly by his sisters Betty, Sonya and brother Paul. As well by his in-laws Brooks, John, and Virginia and many nieces and nephews. Bernie was always welcome and well loved in Lori's family.
Bernie was a loyal friend to many and enjoyed every moment of laughter and love to those close to him. He loved quiet bike rides and loud music. He was a world traveler and a neighbourly handyman.
Bernie was well known and well liked in his community and volunteered at the local ecology garden. His dedication, kindness and personality will be missed by his many cherished friends and social circle.
As per Bernie’s wishes, no formal arrangements have been made. He did ask to those wishing to show support if desired, please consider donating blood at your local blood donation centre to help continue saving the lives of those who need it most.
Thanks to all for your love and support.
See you on the dark side of the moon Dad!
Lori I am so sorry to hear about Bernie. You guys were the perfect couple. That was so obvious even in high school. Be strong my friend.
So sorry Lori to hear about Bernie. Please know I am thinking of you and your family. I always loved having classes with Bernie in Highschool. ❤️
So sad to hear Seems it was not that long ago we met in Sudbury for a beer RIP my friend
Steve and I are so very sorry to learn of this sad news. We are sending much love and warm hugs to All.
Lori so sorry to hear of this. It was great to connect at Marks party and to see you two at the car shows in Uxbridge area.
A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
What a lovely message to honour Bernie. He was loved by family and friends and will be missed. Kindest regards to Lori and family at this very difficult time. Sandra & Don Lane (neighbours & friends)
Lori, Zach and Jeremy we are so sorry for your loss, Bernie always had a smile, The arena is where we seen him the most as he loved the game of hockey. sending love from all of us.
Bernie! How do I say 'goodbye'? I see you zipping by on your bike; wielding your power saw in the Ecology Garden, talking of camping and kayaking; and enjoying my soup! Say it isn't so, bro! It's too soon. Lola, Jeremy, Zac: My heart reaches out to you, wishing there were words sufficiently meaningful to convey my sympathy for your loss. The depths of the emotional storm you are facing are tremendous. My heart and soul are with you; my arms and shoulders ready with hugs and support. Love, Roma
Lori So sorry to hear that Bernie lost his battle. Sending warm thoughts and sincere condolences to you and you family. I will think of him fondly when I work in the garden, a place I know you both loved.
Lori we are saddened by your loss. Bernie and you were always very kind to me. I will miss Bernie’s laugh, his love of music, his friendship and how fun he was. Thinking of you. Scott and Tracey
Lori, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Bernie. He was such a great guy, so funny and kind. I have such great memories of that summer we shared a house in Guelph- those Yukka Flats parties were so much fun. And so many other memories of our time at University. I am so glad that I had a chance to see you both when Jim and Leanne were in Toronto, that was a great visit. I can't imagine what you are going through- you were such a close couple for so long. You must miss him terribly. My heart goes our to you and your sons. Brenda
Sending my love and prayers to bernies family…. I worked with bernie for a short period of time at the home depot …. He always had a smile on his face and loved working in hardware…. I knew whenever i saw bernie at work it was going to be an awesome day…. When i heard of his passing i was in shock and saddened a great man lost way too soon… RIP BERN UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Lori, Jeremy and Zachary : we send you our wishes of love and peace. We are so sorry to hear this news. We will remember Bernie’s smile and the fun gatherings as neighbours and friends in Sandford. A special hug to you Lori. Cathy and Brad❤️
We are all thinking of you Lori and remembering Bernie’s contagious laugh and the fun times in Sandford … what an amazing journey. Love and hugs to you and your family.
Lori and the family.....Sheri and I offer our sincerest condolences. Bernie was such a nice man and we loved having the both of you here during our Xmas celebrations and backyard BBQ's. He will be missed by us for sure. We are only ever a phone call away Lori should you need anything!
Sending much love and many hugs to Lori and family during this time of unspeakable sorrow. My heart aches for your loss. May peace be with you all. xoxoxo
Lori, I was saddened to hear that Bernie had lost his earthly battle. Please accept my condolences.