Bernard Tremaine “Bunny” Coolen

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    We regret to advise of the death of Bernard Tremaine “Bunny” Coolen at the Victoria General Hospital in Victoria BC on 17 September 2006 at the age of 86 years.

    Bunny was born in Fox Point, NS and served overseas for five years during the Second World War in the Royal Canadian Engineers as a heavy equipment operator.  After demobilization he put his skills to good use building highways, clearing orchards and digging many building foundations. His next career was as a high-pressure welder where he worked for many years as a boilermaker with Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard in Halifax, NS.

    Bunny retired in 1988 and relocated to the Comox Valley in BC.  He was a member of the d'Esterre House Seniors’ Centre in Comox as well as a 60-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  His last Legion Branch was Branch #160 in Comox.

    A Service of Remembrance will be held at Piercy’s Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay, BC on 22 September at 2:00 PM.  Donations may be sent to the “Make a Wish Foundation” or to a charity of one’s choice. {dcOct2017gd}[zsd, zpp]