A memorial for Bernie, honourable doggo of Oriental Parade

By Friends of Bernie

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A Memorial For Bernie, Honourable Doggo Of Oriental Parade

Project 2017-04-26 17:18:38 +1200

As many of you will know, Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog passed away due to a terminal illness on April 18th. He was 10 years old.

Photo of Bernie Source Unknown

He was a well-known icon on Oriental Parade outside Wellington's Freyberg Pool on Oriental Parade and was the namesake and logo of Bernie's on the Bay cafe.

When news circulated about Bernie’s passing, local business Trade Kitchen suggested a Bernie statue outside Freyberg Pool, which Mayor Justin Lester retweeted and said “He was a very notable doggo”.

Justin Lester Twitter

Since then, there has been a large amount of support for some sort of memorial for Bernie. A national stuff.co.nz poll of 2000 voters showed 76 per cent supported a statue. A similar poll run by Neighbourly of 268 Wellingtonians had 51 per cent backing a statue, 25 per cent a plaque and 23.1 per cent wanting no tribute. 

Twitter feedback

Twitter

This is an opportunity for the community to come together and raise money for a memorial for Bernie, given the amount of interest and media attention his passing has generated. Friends of Bernie have come together to arrange this PledgeMe campaign. 

We want to do something practical as well, for dogs and dog-owners alike. Right now there is no fresh water for doggos to drink, despite many dog walkers in the area. We think it’d be a lovely memorial for Bernie if we could provide something that would help other dogs in an area he loved.

Local companies have offered to donate the materials, but we need to pay money for installation and for labour.  

Photo by Damon Smith

 We're wanting to give a huge shout out to Trade Kitchen, Wellington SPCA, Justin Lester and Bernie's on the Bay for their support and helping us out with rewards. More rewards are on their way! If you are a business who wants to donate more rewards - get in touch at [email protected]

 

Thanks,

Friends of Bernie

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Pledgers 41

Aimee McCammon
2017-06-03 20:43:49 +1200
René Versteegh
2017-06-02 17:12:22 +1200

"I was really sorry to hear about Bernie, a gorgeous doggo ❤️"

Liviu Sas
2017-05-22 10:48:28 +1200
Erin
2017-05-18 20:51:36 +1200
Matthew Young
2017-05-16 20:05:38 +1200

"What a wonderful dog Bernie was. We always kept an eye out for him on our way to work. You will be missed big fella!"

Ashleigh Pye
2017-05-13 09:47:37 +1200
Justin Tylee
2017-05-12 18:11:12 +1200

"If they will sit for us, Is it too much for us to stand up for them?"

Claire Lord
2017-05-09 19:29:29 +1200

"RIP Bernie ... quiet, dignified and larger than life. "

Donald Stott
2017-05-04 16:48:35 +1200
Te Kawa Robb
2017-05-04 14:14:29 +1200

"I miss those cuddles and Mt Vic walks with you, big guy. Hope you've got a nice teddy to show off in the big dog park in the sky. TK & RK x"

Cathie Gandy
2017-05-03 20:45:51 +1200

"Run free bernie. Forever in our hearts ❤️"

Mathew Hartley
2017-05-03 13:28:25 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 22:35:14 +1200
Caitlin Macdonald
2017-05-02 19:01:30 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 18:57:02 +1200
Chris Hawkins
2017-05-02 17:23:29 +1200
Laurice
2017-05-02 16:10:36 +1200
Kirstin scott
2017-05-02 14:32:20 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 14:30:24 +1200

"Thanks for sharing Bernie with everyone! "

Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 14:17:47 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 13:18:34 +1200
Sangita
2017-05-02 09:00:16 +1200

"So happy Bernie is being remembered in this way. What an incredible, beautiful creature he was. Much love, xx"

Toby Mcleod Buxton
2017-05-02 07:24:42 +1200

"Rest in peace big boy 🐶"

Sharlene Green-McInnes
2017-05-01 21:51:24 +1200

"We love u Big Bernie! Oriental Bay will not be the same without u hence why we need this statue closest we can get to still seeing you there"

Sarah Dillon
2017-05-01 21:51:11 +1200
Amanda
2017-05-01 20:49:27 +1200
Paul Willis
2017-05-01 20:40:00 +1200
Andrea Dewhurst
2017-05-01 20:36:20 +1200

"Such a beloved doggo. Thanks for always letting me pat you. "

Hayden Munro
2017-05-01 20:20:29 +1200
Katy Fahey
2017-05-01 20:09:01 +1200

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A Memorial For Bernie, Honourable Doggo Of Oriental Parade

Project 2017-04-26 17:18:38 +1200

As many of you will know, Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog passed away due to a terminal illness on April 18th. He was 10 years old.

Photo of Bernie Source Unknown

He was a well-known icon on Oriental Parade outside Wellington's Freyberg Pool on Oriental Parade and was the namesake and logo of Bernie's on the Bay cafe.

When news circulated about Bernie’s passing, local business Trade Kitchen suggested a Bernie statue outside Freyberg Pool, which Mayor Justin Lester retweeted and said “He was a very notable doggo”.

Justin Lester Twitter

Since then, there has been a large amount of support for some sort of memorial for Bernie. A national stuff.co.nz poll of 2000 voters showed 76 per cent supported a statue. A similar poll run by Neighbourly of 268 Wellingtonians had 51 per cent backing a statue, 25 per cent a plaque and 23.1 per cent wanting no tribute. 

Twitter feedback

Twitter

This is an opportunity for the community to come together and raise money for a memorial for Bernie, given the amount of interest and media attention his passing has generated. Friends of Bernie have come together to arrange this PledgeMe campaign. 

We want to do something practical as well, for dogs and dog-owners alike. Right now there is no fresh water for doggos to drink, despite many dog walkers in the area. We think it’d be a lovely memorial for Bernie if we could provide something that would help other dogs in an area he loved.

Local companies have offered to donate the materials, but we need to pay money for installation and for labour.  

Photo by Damon Smith

 We're wanting to give a huge shout out to Trade Kitchen, Wellington SPCA, Justin Lester and Bernie's on the Bay for their support and helping us out with rewards. More rewards are on their way! If you are a business who wants to donate more rewards - get in touch at [email protected]

 

Thanks,

Friends of Bernie

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Aimee McCammon
2017-06-03 20:43:49 +1200
René Versteegh
2017-06-02 17:12:22 +1200

"I was really sorry to hear about Bernie, a gorgeous doggo ❤️"

Liviu Sas
2017-05-22 10:48:28 +1200
Erin
2017-05-18 20:51:36 +1200
Matthew Young
2017-05-16 20:05:38 +1200

"What a wonderful dog Bernie was. We always kept an eye out for him on our way to work. You will be missed big fella!"

Ashleigh Pye
2017-05-13 09:47:37 +1200
Justin Tylee
2017-05-12 18:11:12 +1200

"If they will sit for us, Is it too much for us to stand up for them?"

Claire Lord
2017-05-09 19:29:29 +1200

"RIP Bernie ... quiet, dignified and larger than life. "

Donald Stott
2017-05-04 16:48:35 +1200
Te Kawa Robb
2017-05-04 14:14:29 +1200

"I miss those cuddles and Mt Vic walks with you, big guy. Hope you've got a nice teddy to show off in the big dog park in the sky. TK & RK x"

Cathie Gandy
2017-05-03 20:45:51 +1200

"Run free bernie. Forever in our hearts ❤️"

Mathew Hartley
2017-05-03 13:28:25 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 22:35:14 +1200
Caitlin Macdonald
2017-05-02 19:01:30 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 18:57:02 +1200
Chris Hawkins
2017-05-02 17:23:29 +1200
Laurice
2017-05-02 16:10:36 +1200
Kirstin scott
2017-05-02 14:32:20 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 14:30:24 +1200

"Thanks for sharing Bernie with everyone! "

Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 14:17:47 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2017-05-02 13:18:34 +1200
Sangita
2017-05-02 09:00:16 +1200

"So happy Bernie is being remembered in this way. What an incredible, beautiful creature he was. Much love, xx"

Toby Mcleod Buxton
2017-05-02 07:24:42 +1200

"Rest in peace big boy 🐶"

Sharlene Green-McInnes
2017-05-01 21:51:24 +1200

"We love u Big Bernie! Oriental Bay will not be the same without u hence why we need this statue closest we can get to still seeing you there"

Sarah Dillon
2017-05-01 21:51:11 +1200
Amanda
2017-05-01 20:49:27 +1200
Paul Willis
2017-05-01 20:40:00 +1200
Andrea Dewhurst
2017-05-01 20:36:20 +1200

"Such a beloved doggo. Thanks for always letting me pat you. "

Hayden Munro
2017-05-01 20:20:29 +1200
Katy Fahey
2017-05-01 20:09:01 +1200

Followers of A memorial for Bernie, honourable doggo of Oriental Parade

This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 04/06/2017 at 9:00 PM.