Bernard & Joan Celebrate 40 Years

40 Years for Joan & Bernard  

Province 12 President, Bro Eddie Duffy, was present at a recent Cardiff Circle meeting and dinner and was delighted to present a 40 year certificate to Bro Bernard Ryan and his wife Joan. Bernard came from a large family and was brought up in Widnes on Merseyside where he attended the local grammar school. He was called up for National Service and saw action in Cyprus during the Eoka crisis. After demob he trained and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and practised in various parts of the UK including Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire, Midlands and Wales. In 1985 Bernard was appointed Chief Executive of the Land Authority for Wales and he retired in 1998. In 1975, when in the Midlands, he joined Stratford-on-Avon Circle before transferring to Cardiff Circle in the mid-1980s. Bernard and Joan, parishioners of St Paul’s, Cardiff, were married in 1967 and have three sons and five grandchildren.


Bernard & Joan with Provincial President Eddie Duffy
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