Born in North Bay, Ontario and moved to Edmonton in 1976. He has a step son Michael who resides in Dubai, a daughter Catherine and a son Patrick. He is passionate about diamond and bullion investing. Enjoys sporting events and traveling.
Served in The Canadian Forces for five years including a tour with NATO. Later he was a construction supervisor, 1984 to 1987.
Bernie entered the Dry-Cleaning industry in 1987 and although retired after a 30 year career, is the past founder and owner of The Press Gallery in Edmonton.
- Bernie is on the board of Edmonton Opera.
- An associate member of The Mariner Room of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).
- Bernie was awarded Drycleaner of the year for 2011 by Fabricare Canada.
- Recognized with The Shining Star award for 2012 for his work with The Certified Restoration DryCleaning Network of Detroit for his leadership among its 145 members.