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Allan Bernfeld, age 80, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his beloved wife Anne and by extended family members, Sari Shernofsky and Marvin Greenblatt, both of Calgary, along with relatives in Canada and the United States. He is also missed by his dear tabby cat Georgina.

Allan and his twin brother Arthur (deceased in 2010) were born in Montreal, the sons of the late Clara Libbie and Dr. Benjamin Bernfeld. While attending McGill University, Allan’s interest in journalism was honed by working for the McGill Daily and he went on to report for, and edit, the Verdun Guardian newspaper in that Montreal suburb. He joined the public relations department of Canadian National Railways in 1955 and made that his career, working for major companies and PR firms in Montreal and Calgary.

Volunteering was always a big part of Allan’s life; in fact, he met his wife while working on a federal election campaign in Montreal in 1968. In Calgary, Allan enjoyed volunteering at the Beverly Centre Glenmore, and the Braecentre Community Police Station.

A Celebration of Allan’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through Flowers are gratefully declined but donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Grateful thanks is extended to the staff of Intercare Millrise where Allan spent the last years in their devoted care. They are kind and compassionate Angels all.

In living memory of Allan Bernfeld, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Elaine McDonald :

    I wish to express my most sincere condolences to all the Bernfeld family. Having known Allan for many years I share his loss with you, now that he has gone on to greater things.

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  2. Sylvia Itzcovitch :

    Dear Anne.
    My deepest condolences on the passing of Allan. I know you were very devoted and caring. I am sorry I will be out of town for the Celebration of Allan’s life but would love to get together with you when I return home. Send me an e-mail or give me a call

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  3. Maxine Legros :

    Dear Anne

    I was sorry to hear of your loss.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

    Take Care Maxine Legros

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  4. I had the honour and privilege to be Allan’s nurse in the last 3 years of his life. He was a kind, gentle soul who’s smile and “good morning” made my day. I will miss him and his daily presence. May he rest in peace.

    Anne, I will miss you as well. You became a part of Intercare at Millrise and your infectious energy and caring spirit will be missed dearly. Take care and God Bless.

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  5. Hi Anne – my thoughts are with you duing these troubled times. Best Wishes.

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  6. My deepest condolence on the loss of your beloved husband. I came to really appreciate my chats with him and you in the last few years during small jobs performed for him..
    Sincerely, Peter and Rose

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