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"Bernie" SCHARF

SCHARF, "Bernie" Bernard Thomas In loving memory of Bernard T. "Bernie" Scharf, 85 years, formerly longtime and respected resident of Waters Township, who passed away Saturday morning, August 7, 2004 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-St. Joseph's Health Centre. He was born in Saskatoon, Sask. and married Evelyn Jessup in 1949 in Sudbury. Bernie came to Sudbury in 1937. He worked at INCO for 36 years, retiring in 1977. He was a founding member of the Waters Township Volunteer Fire Department and helped build the fire hall. He is a charter member of the Waters Township Lions Club and a life member since 1996. He was instrumental in getting the club started and has served as the first Vice-President, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor, Diabetes Associate Chair, Salvation Army Christmas Kettles Chair, and the Social Convenor. Over 50 years ago, Bernie helped create the Waters Township Community Club which established recreational facilities for the community. The club built and maintained hockey rinks and baseball fields. Not only did Bernie help build these things - he then served for many years as a baseball and hockey coach. He was also a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was a member of the Waters Township Council for one term and chairman of the Waters Township School Board. In the latter capacity, Bernie was instrumental in getting an addition built onto Lively District High School so that students from Waters Township didn't have to travel so far to attend secondary school. He is a lifetime member of the Copper Cliff Legion, the Christ Anglican Church in Lively, and has also actively supported his wife, Evelyn, in her wonderful fundraising efforts for the March of Dimes in Sudbury and District. Bernie is the recipient of the 1990 Lions Award for service to the community; the 1992 Royal Bank Community Award for Volunteerism; and the 1996 outstanding community service award from Extendicare Canada Inc. It is most noteworthy that in 1967, Bernie received the Centennial Medal for "valuable service to the nation" on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne. Not many people can say that they have been recognized for both the 25th and the 50th anniversaries of the reign of our Queen. Bernie will be remembered as a loving and devoted father and grandfather who took great pride and interest in his families activities and interests. A man of great wisdom and faith Bernie can echo the words of St Paul when he said, "I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith." Beloved husband of Evelyn Jessup Scharf predeceased 2000. Loving father of Tom wife Marianne of Lively, Ted wife Anne of Waterloo, Merv wife Joanne of Lively and Ray wife Joy of Russell. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Troy, Jeffery Maaria, Jessica Luke, Marion Mike, Elizabeth, Victoria Todd, Charlotte, Ryan and Jon Steph; great grandchildren Bray, Max and Cole. Dear son of Amos and Jessie Perry Scharf predeceased. Dear brother of Norm of Grand Prairie, Alberta and the late Cybil Rodman, Lillian Holder, Merv and Clayton Scharf all predeceased. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by Joey Rauhala. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Service in Christ Anglican Church, Lively, Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 2 pm. Interment in the Waters Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 7:30 pm Monday under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Br 224, Copper Cliff. Donations to Christ Anglican Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Friends may call 2-9 pm Monday and after 12 noon Tuesday0
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