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Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery

401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

OBITUARY

Arthur Calvin Bernard

January 24, 1927February 3, 2020
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Arthur Calvin Bernard, age 93, went home to be with the Lord at his residence in Mesa, Arizona on February 3, 2020.

Arthur was born in Portland, Jamaica in the district of Altamont on January 24, 1927. On August 12, 1951 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in the District of Aberdeen, Arthur married the love of his life, Phyllis Iona Bernard, Nee Peart. They had four children; Joy Jennifer Alethia Jennas, Nee Bernard, Calvin Ray Anthony Bernard, Glenn Everton Bernard and Angela Bernard who died during childbirth.

In Arthur’s early years, he spent time working in various factories in England, and then as a bus conductor, before emigrating to the U.S. He eventually became a welder for a company in Southern California and enjoyed this occupation for many years until his retirement.

Arthur always had a passion for gardening and planting fruit trees and other crops. His other passion was music and singing. Throughout his life, he was always active in various singing groups at church as well as in the local community.

Arthur was preceded in death by his three sisters; Kathleen Bernard, Agnes Reddick and Alma Bernard and daughter Angela Bernard. He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Phyllis Iona Bernard, Nee Peart, his children; Joy Jennifer Alethia Jennas, Nee Bernard, Calvin Ray Anthony Bernard, Glenn Everton Bernard, grandchildren; Paul Jennas II, Shayna Adetokunbo, Brianna Jennas, Charisse Jennas, Bryson Bernard and Kaliyah Bernard, seven great-granchildren; Evadney and Ethan Saelens, Paul Jennas III, Tyler and Alina Jennas, Shomari and Kiana Adetokunbo, cousins; Lola Miller, Selburn Bernard and Hedley Bernard as well as nieces and nephews.

Arthur was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and he will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

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Deon Barrett ..nee Miller

February 20, 2020

On behalf of Uncle Calvin's loving cousin Lola Miller and family, our sincerest condolences to his darling wife Phyllis and his extended family. We truly loved you and you will be truly missed. Lola lived to sing and reminisce with Uncle Calvin. Love, Deon Barrett - daughter of Lola

Linda Williams

February 20, 2020

Remembering Uncle with fondness . Sincerely Linda & Jonathan (New York)

Kady Lewis

February 20, 2020

Uncle Calvin lives in my mind as a sweet, kind, happy man who loved his Phyllis endlessly. I loved listening to him talk about her. I remember him always smiling and singing, and even though I haven't seen him in a long time I will never forget him and the joy he brought to us all.

Love, your very little cousin Kady

Calvin Peart

February 19, 2020

Simply one of the nicest person I have had the pleasure of meeting.so proud to have had him as an uncle.

Desiree Bernard

February 12, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Uncle Calvin's immediate family. May you all find comfort in the times you shared and keep him alive in the memories you keep in your hearts.

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Calvin and his ackee tree

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Calvin and his ackee tree

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Oil painting of his father, Arthur George Bernard

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