Yes, Father Bernard Buckle has died.
21 January 2015: Father Bernard Buckle dead
As you may recall, Father Buckle, a retired priest with the Diocese of Corner Brook, Labrador, was charged August 2014. Father Buckle, who was suspened after the charges were laid, had entered a plea of not guilty and elected trial by judge and jury.
His preliminary hearing was just around the corner – scheduled for 18 February ’15 in Stephenville, Newfoundland.
I have been told that Father Buckle suffered a heart attack some time after the charges were laid, and that he was scheduled for heart surgery in St. John’s. It is unknown if he did or did undergo the surgery prior to his death.
At a time like this my heart goes out to the complainant. Please keep him in your prayers. This will be an extremely difficult time for him.
Enough for now,