Passed away peacefully at Warrnambool Riverside Community Care on September 8, 2023

Aged 85 years

Dearly loved and loving husband of Leila (dec.)

Loved father and father-in-law of Debbie and Michael Lynch, Greg and Jennie

Adored and loving Pa of Maddi, Declan, Tom, Andrew, Matt, and Carly


Our family circle has been broken,
Another link gone from our chain,
But though we’re parted for a while,
We know we’ll all meet again.

Reunited with Mum / Nan Nan

We love and miss you

– Debbie and Michael, Maddi and Casey, Declan and Ashleigh

Thank you for the years we shared,
The love you gave, the way you cared.
In our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.

– Greg, Jennie, Tom, Andrew, Matt, and Carly











Funeral Notice

ServiceSeptember 14, 2023 - 10:00 am271 Raglan Parade Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park

Family and friends of BERNIE are invited to attend a Service at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on THURSDAY (September 14) commencing at 10.00am. The cortège will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Warrnambool Cemetery. See webpage for livestream access or to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. Uncle Bernie, younger brother of my late father Herbert, you are one of the greatest men I had the honour of knowing. I always enjoyed our chats on the phone and will always cherish my last visit to you. A man my father spoke highly of and admired very much. An absolute gentleman.
    Go rest high on that mountain.

    Leigh Schnerring September 18, 2023
  2. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Debbie, Greg and families, Bernie was such a lovely gentleman who was so very proud of his family.
    Rest in peace Bernie.

    Nafisa Gray September 14, 2023
  3. Uncle Bernie was always a gentleman. Deepest sympathy to Debbie, Greg and families
    kind regards,
    Beverly Kaaye

    Guyetts Funerals September 14, 2023
  4. Condolences Debbie, Greg and families on the loss of Bernie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry we cannot be there. Danny Kadaoui

    Daniel Kadaoui September 13, 2023
  5. Deepest Sympathy to the family Mr Schnerring was an absolutely lovely gentleman you could ever meet a great school teacher and always found time for a chat when we met along the way RIP

    Trevor Kemp
    Former Student

    Trevor Kemp September 12, 2023
  6. Yo dear Greg, Jennie,Tom,Andrew,Matt and Carly sending you all our love on the loss of your much loved Dad and Pa. Such a lovely man who will. Be missed greatly by you all
    Lots of love
    Lara, Martin,Isaac and Ryan xxx

    Lara fleming September 12, 2023
  7. A lovely man, who was always a pleasure to spend time with. Condolences Greg, Jennie, Tom, Andrew, Matt & Carly. RIP Bernie.
    Love Jeremy, Meg, Fletcher & Kelsey.

    Jeremy Mitchem September 12, 2023
  8. Thank you Bernie for all the good times we spent together. It was good working with you. You were a first class tradesman and teacher. A wonderful working colleague.
    May you rest in peace.
    Geoff Read

    Geoff Read September 11, 2023
  9. Bernie, a true gentleman, and a very loving father and grandfather. You were always happiest and proudest when talking about your family.
    Rest peacefully with your beloved Leila.
    Sending our love and deepest sympathy from Canada, to Debbie and Greg, and families. xxx

    Melissa Mollison September 11, 2023
  10. Farewell, Bernie. A lovely man who always cared deeply for his family. We will miss your quiet conversations. Reunited with Leila. Deepest sympathy to Debbie and Greg and their families.

    Mark Bailey September 10, 2023
  11. One of the original ‘Annexe’ members, Bernie was a great role model and quiet achiever who was respected and loved by many. His calm and logical contributions to discussions were much appreciated, and his warmth and sincerity were obvious. Vale Bernie

    Heather Hillman September 9, 2023
  12. Goodbye Bernie, you were a favourite teacher of many at Tech School, and whenever we met in recent years, we had lovely chats. May you rest peacefully now with your beloved Leila, your family can be very proud of you both.

    Leon Maguire September 8, 2023