Book Of Remembrances

Bernard James Cruise - Mexborough 41 Club


Mexborough 41 Club are sorry to announce the death of Bernard James Cruise, our longest serving member, on the 25th November 2022.

Bernard was born on 24th May 1935 in Masbrough, Rotherham. He was a husband to Sandra, a dad to Alison, Lindsay and Nick, a father in law to Keith, Pete and Sally. Also a grandad to James, Jordan, Lucy and Ricky, Abbie and Tom, Erin and Ollie, Maia and Evie. Also a great-grandad to Scarlett.

Bernard’s early days were during the war and he remembered hearing the air raid sirens and going into the shelter. He wasn’t very keen on his school but was also a member of the Sea Cadets and played the Last Post on the bugle.

After leaving school at the age of fifteen he became a joiner but was called up for National Service and joined the RAF.

Bernard met his future wife, Sandra, at a local dance hall. They enjoyed ballroom dancing and married two years after meeting.

His working life included being a draughtsman at a local steel works, Health and Safety Consultant for South Yorkshire Transport, a planner for the Channel Tunnel, Health and Safety at Toyota’s factory and looking after many breweries, his favourite job.

Bernard was an extremely proud man who loved his family and adored Sandra. He was well known for his “Dad jokes” some of which they heard fifty times but he still told them and they still laughed.

He loved any sport, particularly cricket. In his fitter days he played badminton, squash, golf and even clay pigeon shooting.

He was a very compassionate and an easy to talk to person and on one of his trips to the doctor. He consoled the GP wh owas really distressed having just given a previous patient some bad news.

Bernard will be sadly missed by Sandra and their family but also by Mexborough 41 Club of whom he had been a member for 46 years.