Official Obituary of

Yolande Berard

February 7, 1923 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old


Yolande Berard

(née Lesage)

Yolande Berard of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba passed away peacefully at the Notre Dame Foyer on March 9, 2024 at the age of 101 years.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Diane (Émilien) Lafrenière, Richard (Darlene) Berard, Roland Berard, Lorraine (Lucien) Vigier, Michel (Colleen) Berard and son-in-law Marcel Robitaille; her grandchildren, Christiane (Brent), Ron, Josie (Jerry), Dean (Marianne), Leanne (Dean), Geoffrey (Layna), Kevin (Angela), Lynn (Ange), Monique (Trevor), Philip (Stacey), Cherilyne (Josh), Daniel (Nathalie), Sophie, Jolyn (Mitch), Justin (Trish) and Jessica (Marco); her great grandchildren, Julia, Colin (Alexie), Thomas, David (Jordan), Sophie, Madeleine, Madison, Kendra, Jesse, Claire, Henry, Mason, Emmett, Arianne (Austen), Emilie (Danish), Daneka, Koelle, Jayce, Cameron, Adelyne, Jack, Nico, Emma, Lilyann, Avalyn, Emilia, Jennifer and Austin, as well as her sister in law Yvette Yarjau and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Yolande was predeceased by her husband Antoine, her daughter Jacqueline Robitaille, her parents Frank and Clémentine Lesage, her siblings, Cécile (Paul) Comte, Agnès (Victor) Pantel, Clémence (Émile) Chabbert, Thérèse (Pierre) Delaquis, Donat (Denise) Lesage and Eugène Lesage and her brothers and sisters in-law, Firmin Berard, Jean (Louise) Berard, Hélène (Edmond) Ross, Marie (Léon) Brunel, Firmin (Élodie) Berard, Angèle (Joseph) Sibilleau, Madeleine (Frank) Brouzes, Jeannette (Yvon) Ross, Raymond (Raymonde) Berard and Paul Yarjau.

Known to many as Yo or Mémé Yo, she was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. 

She was a devoted farmer's wife, finding joy in milking her cows every morning and night. She also worked for many years as a cook at the Foyer in Notre Dame which was more than a job; it was a labor of love. She poured her heart and soul into every dish she prepared, it was a way to bring people together. Whether it was a hearty meal for her family after a long day's work or a feast for friends and neighbors, her meals were more than food; they were a reflection of her love, care, and generosity.

Let us carry on her legacy of laughter, joie de vivre and a good time. She will be fondly remembered for her love of a good card game, never going home without a good lunch shared amongst family and friends, her enjoyment of laughter and many stories. The joy she brought into our lives and the lessons she taught us about the importance of family and her spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

Funeral Service will be held in the Notre Dame de Lourdes Roman Catholic Church on Friday, March 15, 2024. Eulogy and video tribute at 1:30, followed by Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. with Father Francis Adzakor officiating.  Family interment will take place after Mass at the Notre Dame Parish Cemetery.

The service will be available to view via Live Streaming. If you would like your name to appear in the guestbook please email your name to office@afh.ca

Memorial donations can be made to Foyer Notre Dame. These donations can be dropped off or mailed to Foyer Notre Dame, Box 190, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB, R0G 1M0.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements.  Phone 204-248-2201.  To view the service details and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca

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Memorial Service
March 15, 2024

1:30 PM
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church
101 Notre Dame Ave W.
Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0

Funeral Mass
March 15, 2024

2:00 PM
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church
101 Notre Dame Ave W.
Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0


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