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Benoit Bernier

BERNIER, Benoit - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Benoit (Ben) Bernier aged 91at Health Sciences North on February 2, 2019. Benoit was born in Saint-Edouard-de-Lotbinière, Quebec and is the son of Candide and Marie Bernier both predeceased. Beloved husband of 65 years to Margaret Bernier (nee Weir). Loving father of Suzanne Bernier (Robert Williams) and Paul Bernier (Suzanne). Grandfather of Scott Petrie, Chad Bernier, Jason Petrie and Craig Petrie. Survived by his dear brothers L’Abbé Fernand and Yvon and sister-in-law Gisèle, all of Quebec. Predeceased by his brothers, Charles and Marc -Aurèle (Jeanne-D’Arc) and sisters Madeleine (Hector) and Rolande (Gaston) all of Québec. Predeceased by his in-laws Ephraim and Sarah Weir and brother-in-law Ephraim Weir (Betty) of Scotland. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Ben was a member of the Canadian Navy for 25 years retiring in 1972 as Chief Warrant Officer. After his service, he settled in Sudbury and was employed as the Director of Food Services at Laurentian Hospital and then as Director of Food Services at Pioneer Manor. After retirement Ben and Margaret moved to Elliot Lake and spent their winters in St. Peterburg, Florida. In 2017, Ben and Margaret returned to Sudbury to be near their loving family. Ben will be lovingly remembered for his love of cooking, fishing with his son, grandsons and his friend Ed; his award winning wood carvings leaving behind a collection of beautiful work, curling, gardening and above all, spending time with his grandsons. Ben and Margaret enjoyed their time together travelling with Paul on his tours. Ben was happiest surrounded by his loving family and preparing spectacular, delicious meals for all to enjoy. He treasured his time with “his boys”, Chad, Jason and Scott, so proud of the men they became. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful caring staff at the Westmount Retirement Home. A special thank you to Dr. DeBlacam and the nurses and staff of the 4th floor North Tower for the wonderful care provided. "You taught us love and how to share, you gave us strength, you gave us care. A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart, you were always kind. You fought for us all in one way or another, not just as husband, not just as father. For all of us you gave your best, now the time has come for you to rest. So, go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, your love in our hearts, we will eternally keep." In keeping with his wishes there will be no visitation or service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alternative Funeral Services . If desired, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.13326038
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