Bernard J. Hargrove

The Turnbull (NB) CAHS Chapter was saddened to learn of the passing of long-time member, Bernard John  Hargrove. Bernard, age 95, of Bath, NB passed away peacefully at the River View Manor on December 22, 2019. Bernard was born on January 13, 1924 in Mineral, NB … a rural and close-knit farming community outside of Bath. He was the loving son of John and Fronie (MacDougall) and the last surviving sibling to brothers Russell, Basil, Bert, Vernon and sisters Flora, Mary, Avis and Mabel.

Bernard was a graduate of Bath High School in 1941, Teachers College in Fredericton in 1942 and the University of New Brunswick in 1946, where he completed his degree in Electrical Engineering. Bernard married the love of his life, Polly, in 1946 and they enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage until her death in 2015. Together, they lovingly brought 12 children into their family.

Bernard enjoyed a long and successful career as an Electrical Engineer. He worked in Montreal for two years for the Bell Telephone Company and then returned to Bath to start an electrical sales, service and contracting business with Polly by his side. Over the years, while Bernard was helping bring power to residents and businesses throughout the rural community, Polly was busy raising children and selling the first GE household appliances and snowmobiles to the area.

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