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June 25, 1982 — April 22, 2013

Taken too soon on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the age of 30. Survived by his loving wife Kim of Kelowna; his parents John and Jackie; brother Alex; sister Natalie; paternal grandparents Mildred and John Bernot and his many aunts, uncles and cousins all of Cleveland, Ohio. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents Janet and James Meglich. There will be a time of visitation on Friday, April 26th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00 pm also at Springfield Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Optometry Giving Sight,  http://www.givingsight.org/.   If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your

Saturday April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm

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The service for BERNOT, Josh is scheduled for Saturday April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250.860.7077

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  • Alan and Debbie Clarke says:

    Kim, we are so sorry to hear about Josh. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Deb and Alan (Jessi’s Mom & Dad)

  • Judy Perrin says:

    Kim and your family, our hearts go out to you as you mourn your loss of Josh. You are all constantly very much in our thoughts.
    The Perrin family – Sydney, Australia

  • Tim and Rhonda Mansell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Josh did more in his short life than many people do in a life time. I wish we could be there for you.
    Tim and Rhonda

  • Brandon Kozar says:

    What can I say? Josh was one of my closest friends who I loved dearly. He was a kind, generous, and genuine soul who always was happy to hear from me. I have so many memories with him that will live me until the day I see him again. I am so sorry to the whole Bernot family. You all have always made me feel welcomed into your home. I love you all and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Doug Watson says:

    Tragic; Linda and I had the pleasure of first meeting this wonderful young man when we treated ourselves to new glasses just last month. We both came away from the exam saying how great he was, so caring and truly excited about his profession. His staff commented on how he excudes the team philosophy. His love of life even showed in that office……”dancing eyes”. How many times do you say that after having your eyes tested? What a shame……..our thoughts to his family.

  • Nicky Dhaliwal says:

    My condolences to the Bernot family – Josh was a great person and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many but forgotten by none. My heart goes out to you all.. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  • Iacofano family says:

    Dear Bernots,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Josh. We offer our prayers so that your family can find the strength in this most difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Kim.

    Art, Cheryl, Mark, Greg, Kevin, and Ashley

  • Guren Family says:

    We are deeply saddened by your loss of Josh and wish we could be there for you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday.
    Debbie,Peter, Sara, Bow, Adam, Dana, Zach, Lauren

  • Rick & Jeanette Smith says:

    We are heartbroken for your loss. Josh was always a special person in our lives, as are all of you. Please know you can ask for anything anytime. We are here for you and you are in our prayers.
    Rick & Jeanette

  • CathyPatrizi says:

    John,Jackie,Natalie and Alex, My heart goes out to all of you. I have so many wonderful soccer memories.Please know i am thinking about you.

  • The Plescia Family says:

    What can we say about our Josh ~ always smiling; super smart; witty; thoughtful; loving; sincere; an adventurer; forgiving; devoted to Kim, his family, friends, patients ~ everyone he met. Our world is a better place and our lives are richer for having had Josh in them. But the light has dimmed a little and we will all miss him terribly. Sending all our love and prayers, Uncle Jim and Aunt Suzanne

  • Tom & Carole Martin says:

    With heartfelt sympathy and sorrow…our thoughts and prayers are with you all…hope you soon find comfort in precious memories..
    The Martin Family

  • Steve and Joni Rowan says:

    John, Jackie, Natalie, and Alex,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Josh help get you through this difficult time. We are thinking of all of you and remembering you in our prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    The Rowans
    Steve, Joni, Brandon, Courtney and Chad

  • Tony and Erin Patrizi says:

    To the entire Bernot family;

    Josh and I forged a special relationship through competition and admiration. I am a better person to have had him part of my life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  • Bob and Cheryl Gentile says:

    Our hearts ache for the loss of Josh. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his many friends who so cared about him.

    We have so many soccer memories. We’ll always remember Josh.

  • Kathryn Greaves says:

    Josh’s smile was contagious and his energy to live life will not be forgotten. Even though it has been way too long since I had talked to him, I am lucky to have the memories from elementary school to high school. My condolences to Kim, Natalie, Alex, his parents, and all of his friends and family. My prayers are with you.

  • The Perry Family says:

    Bernot Family,

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you and the many, many people who have had the pleasure of spending time with this wonderful young man…We are all better for knowing him.

    Mike, Lucille, Jason, Heather, Brian and Eric Perry

  • Mike and Barbara Berichon says:

    Kim, Jackie and John, Alex and Natalie. Our hearts break for all of you. We loved Josh very much and were so proud of him as a person and he was such a great family guy. We know he was with the love of his life, living the life he dreamed of. There is nothing we can say to take away the pain, but only tell you that we love you all very much and we are praying that God gives you comfort over time. (Mike) I have nothing but great memories of Josh. He was the glint in his Mom’s eyes, and Dad always looked proudly upon him, as did we all. He was such a wonderfully positive, respectful and fun guy. When I close my eyes, I see Josh smiling…he was always smiling. We will all pull together, we always do…and we will heal. I am so sorry. Mike and Barbara

  • The Eyring Family says:

    To the entire Bernot family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. When thinking of Josh, we all said the same thing; he was the most generous and kind person. Please except our sincere condolences, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bill, Donna, Chris, and Brett

  • Alisa Francescutti says:

    Dr. Kim Bernot, I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

  • Andrew and Paula Waizmann says:

    Kim, John, Jack, Nat, and Alex,
    We are so saddened and sorry about Josh. He was our “first” and what a first he was. All other children always are held up to the highest standard of “Yosh”. I know he is playing pool with his Grampa for money and throwing Cheerios to Guinness and watching Randy in the holler. But most of all we know that he is humming “Deedle Deedle Dum” to make us smile. We love you and thank you for giving us Josh.
    He continues to occupy an endearing part of our hearts and minds. Love, Andrew and Paula

  • Heather McIntyre says:

    To Kim and the entire Bernot family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Josh briefly playing ultimate with him and Kim, but I will always remember him as a kind man with a zest for life and adventure. My deepest condolences.

  • Greg and Sheila Kozar says:

    When Brandon called and told us about Josh are mouths dropped. We have so many found memories not only from soccer but also from knowing Josh as a friend. May God be with you all in your time of grief.

  • Meghan Ashton says:

    To Kim and the Bernot family,
    I am so saddened by your loss. Josh was a bright light in the community and amongst his peers. He always stood out to me as a future leader for our profession both in his actions, in his words of great thought and intelligence, and in his social conscience. It’s hard to come up with the words to describe it, but his loss is keenly felt. If there is anything at all that I or my office can do to help you in any way, please call me! Our thoughts are with you.
    From Meghan, and all the Vernon Optometry doctors and staff

  • Cam and Elysse says:

    Kim, our thoughts,prayers, and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family during this hard time.

    We’ll always remember Josh.
    Love Cam and Elysse ox

  • Brian and Meghan Hennies says:

    Dear Kim and the entire Bernot Family,
    Our hearts just absolutely ache for you. Josh was an incredible man and Brian and I were fortunate enough to have made so many wonderful memories during his time here. From growing up playing soccer to fun times in Chicago, Josh’s love for life and adventure was always apparent when we were with him. We will miss his smile and funny sense of humor. We have always lived vicariously through pictures of his travels with his lovely wife, Kim. They were so clearly in love as we witnessed on their wedding day. Our sincere love and prayers go out to Kim and Josh’s entire family. We wish eternal life for josh in heaven.

    With love,
    Brian and Meghan Hennies

  • Linda & John Broschak says:

    Dear Kim and Families,
    We are just heartbroken for you to hear of the loss of your wonderful Josh. Mat has always spoken so highly of him. He told us of his dedication and professionalism and how much the staff and patients liked him. He spoke of your beautiful marriage, Kim,and how much you both enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle of Kelowna. He also said what a genuinely nice person he was with a great sense of humour. We are so sad we never had the chance to get to know Josh. With tears in our eyes we send you condolences, our thoughts and our prayers.

    Linda and John Broschak
    (Mat’s Mom and Dad)
    Calgary, Alberta

  • The Mansell Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Josh was an amazing person, teammate, and friend. I cannot remember a time that he did not have a smile on his face. He will truly be missed.
    – Phil, Nikolina, and Ariella

  • Uncle HAPPO says:

    Not much to say..having been their I share the pain of your loss. Josh was a great kid and will be missed. I am so-so sorry. Love you all…
    Uncle hap

  • Joel Smith says:

    Dear Bernot Family and Kim,

    A teammate, a friend, a brother, I’m so glad our paths continued to cross over the years. I’m at a loss for words but Josh will continue to live on in my thoughts and heart.

    Love, Joel

  • John Kreutzer says:

    I had the honour and privilege of playing along side Josh on the soccer field. His talent was brilliant and like no other as we won a couple of championships together. Ecora FC would like to send their condolences. He was one of the best on and off the field. A class act…..

  • Tiffany and Tom Maxwell says:

    My husband and I met Josh playing Indoor Soccer this winter at CNC. Our team was lucky to have such an amazing soccer player with the hardest shot we have ever seen. We will never forget when he took one of the hardest shots we had ever seen on a female goalie, and she actually saved the shot. We could not believe that the ball was stopped. We also got to know Josh at the Richter dog park where Buckeye and Kody got to play while we talked about life. My husband talked to him only a week before he had left for his trip and Josh was really excited about going on this adventure. When we heard the news, we were shattered. We still can’t believe it, and only having known him for a little while we are very much saddened and hurting from his loss. Our love goes out to Kim and all his family and friends.
    You will never be forgotten Josh!

  • Joe Oboczky says:

    John and Jackie
    I have no words that can express my sadness for you and your families. You all are in my prayers. My deepest condolences

  • Chris Danek says:

    Kim – So sorry for your loss. Loved Josh and our American connection. Always smiling, always good natured.. I miss him already. He made the world a happier place. I miss him already – I’m sure we all do.

  • Sandro Costa says:

    Kim I’m sorry for you loss. I had the privilege to play soccer with Josh and it was amazing to see him playing, so talented. We miss you already my friend and you always be missed!!!

    Love Sandro Costa

  • Alec and Marina says:

    Dear Kim,

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    We are glad we had the honour of meeting Josh. He was a great guy and a lot of fun to have on our soccer team.

    Josh was an amazing person and we were both deeply impacted. There is probably not much we can to do allay your pain but if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

    Alec and Marina

  • Nora (Hungerford) Sternecker says:

    Jackie and John, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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