Bernard (Bernie) A. Houle

Sep 25, 1928 – Nov 24, 2018


Bernard A (Bernie) Houle of Kent, WA passed away at the age of 90 on November 24, 2018 at his home in Kent. He was born on September 25, 1928 in Littleton, New Hampshire to G Henri and Yvonne Houle.

Bernie was a longtime resident of Burien and Kent and retired after 42 years of Government services combining military and civil services.

He served in the Air Force as a pilot flying fighters, bombers and transport aircraft.  Later in civil service he worked as a quality inspector for the government at the Boeing plants in the Puget Sound area.

Bernie enjoyed many activities in his free time. Among them, he was an avid fisherman, hunter, hiker and loved the outdoors in general.

He is survived by his brothers Gabriel and Richard, sister Georgette and his children Andre, Stephen, Georgianna, J. Mathieu, Nicole and Joselyn.

Bernie requests that donations may be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Association or any other charitable organization of choice.

He will be laid to rest at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA later. For updated service information and to sign the guestbook visit


K. Williams
Natchez, MS
Jun 16, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Please keep in mind that God will heal your broken hearts and will strengthen you during this difficult time. (Psalm 147:3) To find out more regarding the hope for the dead, visit and search “death”.

Tony Coney
Tacoma, Wa
Feb 13, 2019

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep you in front of his view.

Allan & Trish Bodine
Edmonds, WA
Dec 11, 2018

Bernie.....Thank you for the many Norwegian wood carvings you gave us. We still have all of them and will treasure them for years to come. Happy Trails, dear friend and we'll see you again one day!

Carol Murren
Shoreline, WA
Dec 6, 2018

We loved you Bernie.

Karen & Rick Lee
Seattle, WA
Dec 4, 2018

We are friends of Bernie through the WIHSKI Club and will miss his wit, smile and friendship at our meetings. Our condolences to the family.

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