Bernard Michael Hedderson Obituary
It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Bernard (Bernie) Michael Hedderson (St. Johns, Newfoundland), who passed away at the age of 82, on March 21, 2021. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Bernard Michael Hedderson to show support.
He was predeceased by his son, Sean; his parents, Bernard and Josephine; his step-daughters, Theresa Wiseman and Agnes Whelan; and his siblings, Thomas, Jim, Frank, Bill, Anna, Nell, Bess, Peggy, Bernadette and Mary.
He is survived by his wife, Suse; his children, Terry, Carol Lewis (Tony), Jo Ann (Jerome Ryan), and Judy King (Denis); his step-children, Linda Schreiter (Jamie), Marie Heath (Wayne), Gerard Wiseman (Alicia), Johnny Wiseman (Lesley) and Danielle Spurgeon (Glen); his grandchildren, Marc Whelan (Danielle), Sarah Knox (Jordan), Kyle Ryan, Nick Lewis, Brianna King and Julie Ryan; his step-grandchildren, Gary Whelan (Jennifer), Sheneena Saunders (Steve), Brandon Heath, Luke Schreiter (Taylor), Angela Schreiter (Khalid), Jaide Wiseman (Keith), Morgan Wiseman, Paige Wiseman, Dylan Wiseman, Dallas Wiseman, Jack Spurgeon and Reid Spurgeon; his great-grandchildren, Molly, Johnathon, Zachary, Thea, Benjamin, Zariyah, Samantha, Henry and Jude; his siblings, Mike (Nancy), Ed (Gladys), John (Maxine), Joan Cameli (Bernie), Trish Martin (Lee) and Cecilia Edwards (Ernest); his sister-in-law, Hope; and a large chicle of family and friends in Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Listowel, Toronto, New York and California.
Born and raised in St. John’s, the 8th of 19 children, Bernie developed a strong work ethic as a young man. He worked many different jobs before joining the St. John’s Regional Fire Department in 1965. Throughout his 25 years of service with the fire department he was promoted to Lieutenant and retired at the age of 52. During his 30 years of retirement Bernie continued to work in other fields, but he always made time to travel to the mainland to visit family and friends.
Bernie was a loving dedicated brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His happy place was “Bernie’s Garden” in Marysvale where he spent many weekends with his family. He loved to get everyone together for family suppers, singalongs, to watch sports, and for many other celebrations.
Though small in stature, Bernie had a huge personality, having a lasting impact on everyone he met. His passing has caused an enormous void in our lives and he will be missed tremendously.
As expressions of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Bernie's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.