Bernard J. (Bun) WIDMEYER


Bernard J. (Bun)

January 25, 1922 –

June 1, 2007

With great sadness we announce the passing of Bernie (Bun) Widmeyer at home in Campbell River, British Columbia. Bun was predeceased by his parents Amos and Mae Widmeyer and his brother Garnet. He leaves to mourn his wife of almost 65 years Jeannie (nee Geraldine Rowan), son Terry (Susan), granddaughter Alison, grandson Chris (Cheryl), all of Campbell River area and sister Doreen of Hanover, Ontario.

Bun was born in Ayton, Ontario, served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 and returned to run Widmeyer’s Hardware and his plumbing business in Ayton until 1978. He was a pioneer member of the Home Hardware chain of stores and the first Fire Chief when the Ayton Fire Department was formed and a long time Legion member. In 1980 Bun and Jeannie followed their grandchildren they so loved to the west coast, an area he visited during the war years. He enjoyed boating and became an avid salmon fishermen and retired next to the ocean and mountains he loved. He was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

A celebration of Bun’s life will take place on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 am, at ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM & CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTRE, ELK FALLS CEMETERY, HIGHWAY 28, CAMPBELL RIVER.



and Memorial Chapel

#103-909 Island Highway


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.