Bernard Rokstad passed away peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2015 surrounded by family at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 90. Bernard was born in Lenvik Norway on March 20, 1924, the only child of Halfdan and Anna Rokstad of Aldergrove, BC. Bernard (Rocky) had his own band “Rocky’s Rhythm Ramblers” who performed throughout the lower mainland and the Cariboo for many years. He was a mill owner in his early working years and finished his working career at BC Hydro as a surveyor. Bernard raised nine children with the love of his life, Lil. Bernard was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Bernard is survived by his nine children (spouses), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bernard is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Lillian Rokstad (Mitchell) and his mother, Anna and father, Halfdan Rokstad.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 2 pm in Clinton, BC at St. Peter’s Church, 1101 Kelly Lake Rd. There will be a graveside service to follow and everyone is welcome to the Clinton hall for tea and celebration of Bernard’s life.
Donations may be made in Rocky’s memory to the Old Cemetery or the Clinton Legion at the service or c/o Village of Clinton, Box 309 V0K 1K0.