BERNARD ‘BERNIE’ VEADER CHARLOTTE – Bernard “Bernie” R. Veader, 87, passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2008, at Calais Regional Hospital. Bernie was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Boston, son of the late John and Mary (Cregg) Veader. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, a graduate of Northeastern University Law School and a retiree of the Boston Naval Shipyard. Bernie was a product of his generation where family and community were of the utmost importance. While a resident of Marshfield, Mass., he served as president of Marshfield Rod & Gun Club and was an active conservationist. True to form, he donated the John F. Veader Conservation Area to the Marshfield Conservation Society. Bernie retired from Government Service and moved to Charlotte and continued his commitment to the community. He donated a tract of land to be used as conservation land as well as the location of Charlotte Fire Station. Upon his death, his house is donated to the Charlotte Historical Society for public use. Bernie was the focal point of his family and his birthday’s served as a coming home event for much of the family. Some families may have had a wealth of material things, but his family had a treasure in him. Bernie touched many people’s lives and one of his camp mottos encompasses his life, “always leave things a little better than you found them.” He did that and more. His children are quoted as saying “Life was great with you and the future will be better because of you. Thanks for being our dad.” Bernie was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Cyrena; his brothers and sisters. Surviving are his nine children, Cyrena V. Movitz, Harriet Albert-Smith and husband, Michael, John W. Veader and wife, Carol, Stephen R. Veader and wife, Insun, Peter Cregg Veader and wife, Tammy, Donald A. Veader and wife, Nancy, Victoria A. Lincoln and husband, Dennis, Cynthia M. Veader, and Robert T. Veader; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Burial will be after at Round Pond Cemetery, Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to Downeast EMS, P.O. Box 552, Calais, ME 04619. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.