[VHFcontesting] Bernie Bonnar, VE1UT, SK

Bill Olson callbill at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 3 12:19:51 EST 2021

Oh I am so sad to hear this. Here are some words about Bernie: Yarmouth Amateur Radio Club (ve1yar.com)<http://www.ve1yar.com/>

Bernie was very reliable contest QSO from FN63 back in the day and even more recently I can remember working him on 2 meters and his antenna was stuck pointing east or south or something like that but he'd give it a go on 220 or 432 and we'd usually make it (path is practically all over water here in Maine).. He was a great guy and would always take some time to chat.. RIP Bernie!!

bill K1DY

From: VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting-bounces+callbill=hotmail.com at contesting.com> on behalf of Gerry Hull <gerry at w1ve.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:23 PM
To: Gerry Hull <gerry at w1ve.com>
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Bernie Bonnar, VE1UT, SK

Greetings all,

For many years, Bernie was a rock star on VHF from Yarmouth.
I had spoken to him a few years ago, and he was always battling the weather
with antennas.
I have fond memories of QSOs with that big signal.

Rest Well, Bernie!  Great DX my friend.
Via VE1GM, VE1RV and VE1JBL,

Dave Vail VE1GM contacted Roger Belliveau VE1RV today to give him the sad
news about Bernie. No obituary at this time.  Roger will have a moment of
silence on the Old Times Club net Sunday morning.  I assume there will be a
minute of silence tonight (Saturday) on the Maritime Net.

Bernie's wife Veralyn (VE1VAR} noted:  We are having a private family
graveside service for him at the little Tusket Lakes Cemetery in front if
the farm in the spring


Gerry Hull, *W1VE  *Hancock, NH USA
CWOps #191 | YCCC | CanAm Contest Coalition | Maritime Contest Club
RadioSport Manitoba | ARRL | RAC | QCWA
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