Lucie Marie Bernard
Peacefully at the St. Claude Pavilion on Sunday, May 31, 2020, Mrs. Lucie Marie Bernard of St. Claude, Manitoba passed away at the age of 93 years.
She leaves to mourn 3 children Louis Bernard, Regis (Lillian) Bernard, Annette (Paul) Goddard. 10 grandchildren Jason Bernard, Monique (Gilles) Grégoire , Marc (Jennifer) duBourg, Michelle (Christian Bissonnette) duBourg, Danny (Jayda) Bernard, Jacquie (Mike) Hewson, Nikki (Jake) Vuignier, Jenna (Josh Turcott) Goddard, Andrew Goddard, Alicia (Jeff) Brandt. 21 great-grandchildren: Lewis, Myles, Jérémie, Danica, Stephanie, Will, Aaron, Anastasia, Alex, Annie, Mathieu, Noah, Zac, Zosia, Beau, Mila, Sasha, Sadie, Bennett, MacAulay, and Remi. She also leaves to mourn her brothers, sisters and in-laws, Leona Preteau, Aime Cote, Denis (Margarite) Cote, Alice Dupasquier, Rita Tremorin, Doris (Marvin) Hovorka, Ovide (Beverly) Cote, Anita Fournier, Robert (Evelyn) Cote, Emile (Rita) Cote, Lorraine Cote and Louise Cote, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert Bernard in 1983; her daughter Rachelle duBourg in 2009, son-law Robert duBourg in 2018 and brothers, sisters and in-laws, Joseph Cote, Lucien Cote, Florence (Richard) Cayer, Therese (Theodore) Slusarcyk, Raymond Cote, James Cote, Raoul Cote, Emilien Cote, Rene Cote, Louis Cote, Alphonse Preteau, Roland Dupasquier, Henri Tremorin and Gilbert Fournier.
Mom (Lucie) was the third oldest of 21 children. At a very young age she learned to cook, help her father around the lumber yard camp, and help her mother care for all of siblings. As she grew older she worked at various jobs eventually fate would have her answer an ad in the paper and settle into farm life. She followed her dream and moved to St Claude and met her husband. They farmed 4 miles N/W of town and raised 4 children. She stayed very busy with cattle, turkeys, chickens and grain, along with a host of other little jobs outside the home (door to door sales, working at the hotel, concession stand at Belle Isle, and starting a catering business) and was always available to volunteer when help was needed. Her many passions include a love for curling, collecting and selling antiques, gardening and volunteering her time with the Gazette. She always had fresh peas in the garden for when the grandkids came and coffee ready for anyone coming for a visit. She was well known for her witty and quirky sense of humour, she loved to talk and was never at a loss for words. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
Viewing will be held for family and friends on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 7pm - 9pm. A private family service will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, 2020, with a Memorial Service beginning at 1 p.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 1:30pm. Interment will take place in the St. Claude Parish Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be webcast for family and friends to view.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 -120 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2. www.alzheimer.mb.ca
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. To view this obituary and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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