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Skaalerud, Bernard "Bernie" Carl
December 22, 1941 - December 16, 2019
Service:Friday, January 3, 2020
2:00 pm
A Celebration of Life for Bernie will be held at Evergreen Hall on January 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 PM.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernard Carl George Skaalerud on December 16, 2019 at the Red Deer Hospice surrounded by his loving family at the age of 77 years.
Bernie was born on the family farm outside Churchbridge Sask on December 22, 1941.
Bernie was predeceased by his parents, William and Phyllis, his brother Monty and sister Linda, his son Shon and infant granddaughter Kyla Megan Doel.
Bernie is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters: Susan (Richard) Rempel and Sheryl Skaalerud; step sons: Darin (Sara) Doel, Shane Doel, and Ryan (Nonnie) Doel; grandchildren: Joseph (Lindsay) Rempel, Brodie Rempel, Garret (Kayleigh) Rempel, Nova (Craig) Smith, Shandy (Tyler) Kainola, Shelby Skaalerud, Michelle (Duncan) Jamieson, Ariann Doel, Rayna, Aiden (Alexa) Doel, Makenna (Jeremy) Doel, Christopher Jenson, nephew Shane Skaalerud and 10 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Bernie will be held at Evergreen Hall on January 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Tim Reimann :
Bernie: You were the father of my best friend in my childhood. You were my friend in my adult life. Your advice was sound and your patience matched your stature. You were mainly unchanged in an ever changing world, and a blessing to your community. You will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace
June Samphire:
Bernie, you and I have been friends for 67 years and as our lives progressed we still kept in touch. You were such a tease..but a real softie down deep. I enjoyed Sharon's and your hospitality a few years ago when you made me feel so very welcome in your home. I will miss our phone calls, our quirky sense of humour, and my heart hurts as I remember you so fondly. You told me you were looking forward to seeing your Mom, Dad, Linda, Monty, Shon and that you would say "Hi" to my are now nestled in their loving arms and we will meet down the line and continue with our phone calls. RIP dear friend. Sharon, he will always be with you and the family...I send you my love and big hugs...and didn't he give just the very biggest and best hugs??
wanda frillman:
Sharon and Bernie , exceptional People.
Bernie , well he's one of a kind. Bernie is larger than life , his gentle influence to his family will help carry the burden of your loss . God Bless to you all .
Shane Skaalerud::
Life won’t be the same without him.
I looked up to him. He helped me out when I
had no one. He gave me a lot of good advice.
He helped his family all his life. His mom and dad
Brother his sister his daughters and his son.
His grandkids and their kids. He worked his whole life helping all of us out. To me that is a hero! RIP UNCLE BERNIE.
Troy Carlson :
With respect and condolences to the family. Lived across the street on Lynwood Dr. Fond memories of cars, circle 8, noise and family. May you find peace, all or you.
Bill and Bonnie Medhurst:
Bernie you will be missed by many. We will meet in heaven some day. We Loved you and will never forget you.
jerry moore:
in the days before Bernie went circle track racing he was an ardent drag race guy.i was a few years younger and he was a mentor for me and we spent many an evening and weekend in the garage at Lynnwood drive.he was the lead person in building the 38 chev coupe with a six cylinder engine ,homemade tri carb and headers and we won many races in Calgary,edmonton,claresholm,windermere b.c., Saskatoon and others and beat some pretty stout drag racers at the time (roger bateman (Calgary) don benson (st albert) I think this is the car they modified to go circle racing or used the engine from...missed that portion of his racing and am sure he will be missed by many as he was a very likeable guy...R.I.P...
ron conacher:
i am very sorry for your loss, i remember going to sherwood school with Bernie. we always had a good tine getting into trouble. it never ended. R.I.P. Bernie, you will be missed.
Sandy Watson:
I am so sorry to hear about this outstanding man. He was very loved by his friends and a great competitor at the Circle 8 Speedway. He will be missed!!
Isabelle Stuart:
So sorry for for your loss.Bernie was always so fun to be around.I know you must have so many happy memories of him.
Terry Jones :
Condolences to the family and Rest In Peace Bernie. You were one hell of a good race car driver.
Emily Green :
I never really got to know him except in passing as we picked Sean and Sheryl up at the farm.
He was a part of making them the great friends to me . So I am sorry for your families loss.
Blessed Be your journey.
Harry & Sandy MORROS:
We are very sad to hear about our dear friend. He brought many good times & smiles to the racing world and to our family. Blessings to your family Bernie... May you race fast in the heavens..... Love Harry and Sandy Morros
David Hillier:
Rest in Peace Uncle Bernie. I will be in Fort St. John and will not be able to make the service. You are in my thoughts...
Claire Martin:
so sad Bernie We will all meet again in that speedway in the sky
Donna Ross :
So sorry for your loss thinking of you Sharon Take care

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