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#309403 07/05/2015 03:42 PM
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My dear friend, fellow collector and mentor, lost his long battle against cancer yesterday. Bernie was my mentor, he's the person that got me into the hobby 15 years ago. He's also the person that brought me to my first Max show in 2004.
He will be sadly missed.

My last picture of Bernie with Pauline and with my wife, Lyne.

God bless.


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Great a great collector and person.
Condolences.

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Great sadness here. Bernie was a great help to me in the early days. Always a gent and always ready to help.

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Very sad to hear this. I was recently wondering about Bernie. My condolences to his family and friends. Regards, Roger


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It's tough to hear a good man like this was struck down by Cancer. Sorry for your loss Patrice.

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Another great collector and mentor gone... Sad to hear, I really liked Bernie.

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Patrice my thoughts are with you and Lyne in the loss of your friend. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy are extended to Pauline, his family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Bernie and talking with him more than once regarding SS daggers and research. Bernie was a true gentleman, a stalwart chap and in the top 5% of this hobby. He will be sorely missed for both his knowledge, friendship and contributions. My he rest in peace. In sympathy Ryan S

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hi patrice
i am sadned to hear this sad news about bernie brule loosing his long battle to cancer. he fought the battle to the end i know bernie probly 25 years maybe more and he all ways gave his all to us and this great hobby. he was all ways researching the dreded ss and enjoyed every minute of it it was a pleasure to know this gentle giant may he rest in peace andy militarynut

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He looks great there in that photo,,glad you posted it!

Sad to see the old guard leaving,,RIP Bernie...

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Sad to hear about it Patrice!

RIP Bernie!

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A knowledgeable collector and a good friend. He will certainly be missed by us all.


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I had the pleasure of seeing Bernie one last time this winter. He was interested in an engraved bayonet I had. I found him in good spirits. At dinner I was surprised how good his appetite was. He even had a glass of wine. He was about to start new treatments. I thought he would make it trough and was surprised and saddened when I heard of his passing.

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Terrible news. I thought he had this beat.

He was the go-to-guy for named or numbered ss items when I met him back in the early 90's.

A respected member of the collecting community who will be missed.


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I had little contact with him over the years, but it was always a pleasure. Sorry to hear he has left us.

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Deepest condolences to his friends and family..he was a great contributor and left his mark on this hobby. I also passed this along to the WRF and GHW forums. Sincere Regards Larry


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Very sorry to hear this. Bernie was a great collector and a fine man. Mike

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Bernie in his Cowboy Shooting days. RIP.

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Great photo Dave!
A great loss to the community, all the best to his wife, family and friends.


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A sad day when we lose a good man and a great collector like Bernie.
Condolences to his family.

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I remember e mailing him a few years ago for some information, a real nice guy, he’ll be missed. RIP


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