Bernese News 7th March 2018




Coral Denis - Alpenblick

Davis Denis wrote;

"A very large contingent of dogs with feverishly wagging tails met Coral last night at 9.00 PM when she crossed the rainbow bridge. She succumbed to a perforated gall bladder. She went peacefully with me at her side"

David and Coral Denis (Alpenblick) especially loved Bernese, the other Swiss breeds and dogs and other animals in general. Both loved their home in a picturesque setting in British Columbia, Canada, and also loved to travel which they did extensively, often visiting the UK to attend shows and events and visit friends and relatives. Coral also loved to engage in all sorts of crafts which were greatly admired and coveted by those lucky enough to acquire one of Coral's creations.

Last Tuesday David and Coral arrived in Hertfordshire to stay at the home of long-time friend Hazel Spear and had been looking forward to attending Crufts tomorrow.

Hazel and David telephoned me this morning to tell me the dreadfully sad news of their loss and relayed that everyone is, of course, devastated by what has happened. Hazel told me that Coral had been in good spirits but had suddenly felt unwell on Saturday evening, her condition worsened and she was admitted into the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. Despite treatment including surgery, Coral deteriorated and passed away. Coral had celebrated her 81st birthday in October.

Sincere condolences to David, family and friends.

David told me that there are lot of official procedures for him to navigate and so arrangements for a cremation have yet to be arranged but David informed me it was Coral's wish that flowers should not be sent but anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Coral should direct it to Bernese Welfare UK to help needy Bernese.

David would also like to thank everyone for the hundreds of messages of condolence and support he has already received.

Donations to Bernese Welfare UK in memory of Coral may be made via

Paypal to  or

via cheque made out to "Bernese" and mailed to

Bernese Welfare UK, c/o 31 Broom Street, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0JT, or

via Bank Transfer - contact Jude privately for account details.

Jude Simonds



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