Bernhard Laverne Krebs


KREBS, Bernhard Laverne (Bernie)August 27, 1932 – August 11, 2013It is with sad hearts which now overflow with wonderful memories, that the family of Bernie Krebs announce his passing on August 11 at the age of 80 years.Bernie was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, always a gentleman and a dear friend to many. According to his wishes, Bernie passed away at home with his family by his side. Bernie fought a courageous six- month battle with Mesothelioma. Left to cherish many wonderful memories are his wife of 57 years, Alveso; daughter, Deborah (Steve) Patterson; son, Carman (Denise), and daughter Karen (Blake) Martin; along with his cherished grandchildren, Heather Martin, Sophia and John Patterson and Christopher Kulak. Bernie was predeceased by his parents Leon and Mathilda Krebs. Bernie was the fourth generation Krebs son who resided until his final breath on the original Krebs Homestead which was founded in 1892 located on the last remaining section of the South Victoria Trail, south of the North Saskatchewan River. Having first worked construction to build the refinery, Bernie worked 38 years at Sherritt (Gordon Mines) and retired in 1992 to enjoy 21 happy and active years with the love of his life, Alveso. The two spent their golden years enjoying each other’s company, travelling and spending time with their family, dear friends and of course, their grandchildren! Please join Alveso for a gathering of Family and Friends on Friday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Josephburg Community Church, 21380 Township Road 550, Josephburg, AB (780-998-9331), for a Celebration of Bernie’s Life, with Pastor Audrey Daley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (by cheque) at 4302 – 50 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 0A3, or the Edmonton Celiac Association, 212 Capilano Mall, 5004 – 98 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 0A1 or to the charity of one’s choice. “Well done, Bernie, you were a good and faithful servant!” – See more at:

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Ronnette Sailors

Deb, I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time–you are all in my prayers. Love, Ronnette Sailors

Gayle Jones

Dear Rev. Dr. Patterson, May God continue to comfort you and your family, give you beauty for ashes, and the oil of joy for mourning (Isaiah 61:1-3). I’ve never met you in person nor your beloved father, but I know that he must have been a wonderful, self-less human being because of the wonderful servant leader you’ve turned out to be Rev. Dr. Patterson! Prayerfully yours, Gayle Jones, MA, BSN, CNHP, FCN, RN (member of the Health Ministries Association)

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