Bernard "Bernie" PURCELL

15/03/1928 ~ 27/03/2024

Passed away peacefully at Warrnambool, surrounded by family.

Loved husband of Bonnie for 78 years.

Beloved father and father-in-law of John and Pat, Anthony and Glynis, Ted, Bernadette and Jim (dec) Leishman, James and Robyn, Lynette and Peter Collie.

Loved Grand Dad of 23 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.


The Funeral Mass for BERNIE will be offered at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lava Street, Warrnambool on THURSDAY (April 4) commencing at 10.00am.

Private Burial 

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 4, 2024 - 10:00 amLava Street Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: St Josephs Catholic Church


  1. To Bonnie and family sending my condolences on the loss of a lovely man Burnie will be sadly missed thank you for allowing me to care for him from chris simply seniors

    Christine leonard April 8, 2024
  2. Dear Aunty Bonnie
    Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Uncle Bernie. 78 wonderful years.
    Thinking of you and the whole family
    Love from Evelyn and family

    Evelyn Pollock April 6, 2024
  3. Sending sympathy and love to all of Bernie’s family from Margaret Eagles

    Julie Eagles April 6, 2024
  4. Deepest sympathy to Bonnie and all the Purcell family on the passing of Bernie.
    Clare Smith and family

    Helen Curwen-Walker April 4, 2024
  5. Deepest sympathy to Bonnie and all the family. It was a pleasure to play Santa for your family for so many years. Love from Darby.

    Mark Lee April 3, 2024
  6. Deepest sympathy to Bonnie, Lynette and all the Purcell family.

    Helen and Ian Mason

    Helen Mason April 2, 2024
  7. Deepest Sympathy to Bonnie & all the Purcell Family on the passing of Bernie. Thinking of you all at this Sad Time. May he Rest In Eternal Peace

    Gary Taylor April 2, 2024
  8. Deepest sympathy James, Robyn and family. Thinking of you all x

    Virginia Peterson April 1, 2024
  9. Our condolences and deepest sympathy to Lyn,Peter and families on the sad loss of your Dad Lyn.

    Terry and Gayle MANLEY April 1, 2024
  10. Condolances to Bonnie and family on the passing of Bernie. Loved and respected gentleman. Love from Beverly and Ralph Speirs.

    Beverly Speirs April 1, 2024
  11. Deepest sympathy to Bonnie and all the Purcell families. Many memories. Joe (Dec) Isabel & Barbara Maher

    Barbara Maher March 30, 2024
  12. Thinking of you Bonnie and family at the sad loss of Bernie.
    Norma and Ian Hamilton Ian a

    Ian and Norma Hamilton March 30, 2024
  13. Sending all our love to Bonnie and family on the passing of Bernie. A true gentleman 💙RIP Bernie💙Rhonda and Barry Morton 💙

    Rhonda and Barry Morton March 30, 2024
  14. Love & Deepest Sympathy ~

    Bonnie, Bernadette, Lynette, Purcell boys & Families.
    R. I. P. Burnie;
    You’ve passed the post a winner!

    David & Janice Hyland 💝💝

    Janice Hyland March 29, 2024
  15. Much love & deepest sympathy to Bonnie, Bernadette, siblings & their families …
    Sleep peacefully Bernie.
    David & Janice Hyland 💝💝

    Janice Hyland March 29, 2024