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Born: Sep 30, 1959

Date of Passing: Dec 05, 2022

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September 30, 1959 - December 5, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bernard Chartier at the age of 63.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Lucie (née Grégoire), his soul mate of 23 years; his brothers and sisters, Pierre (Irène Fillion), Jules (Suzanne Gratton), Louise (Léon Fillion), Henri, Michel (Gisèle Vielfaure), Aurel (Mona Parent), Monique (Chuck Kroeker), Laurette (Aurèle Houle), Raymond (Nicole Desautels), Joël, and several brothers and sisters-in-law of the Grégoire family, as well as over 100 nephews and nieces. Mononcle Ben was a favourite uncle.
Bernard was predeceased by his parents, Léopold and Florence (née Sorin); his sister Paulette; brother Father René; sisters-in-law, Marise (née LeBlanc) and Michelle (née Barnabé).
Bernard was raised and worked on the family farm in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba. He later moved to Lorette and began a career as a sheet metal worker for various companies. At home, he enjoyed working on small carpentry projects, keeping up to date on sports stats and doing puzzles. Bernard was a gentle giant, with a heart of gold. He will be remembered for his humble and caring personality. Being a jack of all trades, he was always willing to lend a hand whether it be fixing things at the Club Blé d'Or (local seniors club), helping build a garage for his brother or drywalling his nephew's cottage. He was an active member of the Chevaliers de Colomb with the Lorette council helping out as cook for the Sunday morning fundraising pancake breakfasts. He never wanted to be in the spotlight.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the paramedics and RCMP detachment who responded, for their professionalism and kindness. A big thank you also to neighbours and friends for their support through acts of kindness (phone calls, text messages, food and flowers).

"Bernard, you were the wind
beneath my wings. Je t'aime."

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in Lorette, MB and will be presided by l'abbé Jorge Mario de los Rios Londoño. Eulogy at 10:40 a.m.
Family and friends will be able to view a recording of the service in the near future by going to the following link:
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Bernard's memory.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Salon funéraire Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (21 entries)

  • Ma chère Lucie, Je suis vraiment désolé de n'avoir pas pu aller aux funérailles, La COVID me l'a empêché. Irène et moi voulons te partager nos plus sincères condoléances Puisse ton coeur retrouver la paix et la sérénité. Puissent l'affection et les prières de tes amis t'aider à traverser cette épreuve. Louis - Posted by: Louis et Irène Tétrault (Cousin) on: Dec 27, 2022

  • Chère Lucie, toutes nos condoléances. Je ne peux imaginer la peine que tu éprouves d’avoir perdu un si bon mari, si subitement. Nos pensées et prières sont avec toi et toute la famille Chartier. Raymond Clément et Colette Le Gal - Posted by: Colette Le Gal (Cousine ) on: Dec 26, 2022

  • Je viens d'apprendre la triste nouvelle. Je n'ai que des bons souvenir d'un homme pleine de joie. Soyez assuré de mes prières. - Posted by: Jude Gosselin (Friend of the Family ) on: Dec 25, 2022

  • C'est avec une grande tristesse Lucie, que J'ai appris du décès soudain de Bernard. Je sais que Diane t'as déja fait parvenir un courriel mais je ne voulais pas passé l'occasion sans te faire part de ma pensé. Il y a environ deux mois j'ai eu une longue discussion avec lui sur son expertise entre autres comme ferblantier. Comme de raison il venait juste de faire du bénévolat pour quelqu'un: sa facon habituelle d'aider les autres. Je te souhaite bon courage dans ce moment extrèmement difficile de ta vie. Je voudrais aussi exprimer mes sympathies a la famille Chartier, en particulier Jules et Michel ainsi qu'a ton frère Gérard. Nous transmettons a vous tous Diane et moi, nos plus sincères condoléances et que Dieu vous garde et vous bénisse face a cette dur épreuve. Maurice et Diane Therrien - Posted by: Maurice et Diane Therrien (friends) on: Dec 22, 2022

  • Dear Lucie. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Ben was a wonderful man. Dom always enjoyed the time they spent together. We will keep you in our prayers. - Posted by: Dominic and Deb Flegel (Cousin) on: Dec 21, 2022

  • Everybody at Contempora Steel Builders were devastated to hear about the passing of our dear friend and co-worker Bernard. He was such a gentle soul who always put in an honest days work. Our condolences to Lucie and his extended family. God Bless. - Posted by: George Constantinides (Contempora Steel Builders ) on: Dec 20, 2022

  • So sorry for the Gregoire family loss. Especially Lucie ... - Posted by: Joseph(Marc) Bruyère (Cousin ? by mariage to Denise V. Bruyère (Né: Bohémier) ) on: Dec 20, 2022

  • Dear Lucie, The short time we have known you and Bernard playing volleyball, we have come know the gentle and kind spirit you both give out to others. We are grateful to have met Bernard and know that he rests peacefully in the arms of his loving creator whom he served as a member of the Knights. Lucie, we hope your faith and the love and friendship that surrounds you at this profoundly difficult time can help bring you back to a place of peace as you keep the memories of your loving husband close to your heart. - Posted by: Gina and Tevyn Dallas (Friend) on: Dec 18, 2022

  • Nos sincères condoléances chère cousine Lucie, Que la paix règne dans vos coeurs malgré la perte de ton cher époux. Affectueusement, Alice Bohémier et James Gordon Pfleeger - Posted by: Alice Bohémier (Cousine de Lucie Grégoire ) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Bernard was a hard worker and gentle soul. He was very well respected and appreciated by all of those that worked with him on many of our Contempora Steel Builders job sites. He was a mentor to many of our young steel building erectors. Honest as the day is long and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. Condolences from everyone at Contempora Steel Builders. - Posted by: George Constantinides & Contempora Steel Builders (Work Friend ) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Mes sincères condoléances Lucie! - Posted by: Jacqueline Bohemier (Cousin) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Chere Lucie, nos très sincere condoléances à toi, et toute ta famille. Que Dieu te donne la force et courage en ses moments difficile. Sincèrement, Milly Desorcy et famille. - Posted by: Desorcy, Milly (Long time friend of Lucie) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Sorry for your loss - Posted by: Diane Blahnik (Friend) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Ma chère Lucie J’ai encore de la difficulté à le croire Le dimanche avant son départ je lui avais demandé pour des indices pour un cadeau pour toi pour Noël. Il m’avait dit que tu ne voudrais rien mais après un peu de coaxing il m’avait dit qu’il était pour y penser lol Il avait un beau sens d’humour et un si beau sourire Je ne peux m’imaginer le vide …. Je prie pour toi mon amie - Posted by: Colette Roziere (Amie ) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Thinking about Lucie.. Love & Light 🕊️🤍 - Posted by: Joy Scheurmann (Fruend) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace. We will keep you and your family in our thought and prayers. - Posted by: John and Yvonne and Family (Cousin ) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Mes sympathies a mes petit cousins Chartier et Grégoire. I am your little cousin from the Girouard side of the family, since we share the same great grandparents Zoe (Girouard) and Flavien Chartier. - Posted by: Richard Girouard (2nd cousin) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Our condolences on the loss of your amazing and kind husband ,Lucie. Rob and I were heartbroken to learn of Ben’s passing. We always enjoyed having you both out to the cottage over the years, and our friendly fishing competitions. He was indeed a gentle giant, who was always ready to help Rob with a project or offer up ideas on how to get a job done in the most affordable way. He was a quiet man with great depth and insight. When he spoke on a subject, you knew he had given it much thought first before offering his opinion. He clearly left an impression on our kids. They both have great memories of him and expressed what a “ salt of the earth” kind of guy he was. He will be missed. We mourn his passing and pray for all those who loved and miss him. - Posted by: Deborah Bonser (Friend) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Mes condoleances Lucie - Posted by: Bernard et Anne Marie Bohemier (cousin) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies dear Lucie. Words cannot express the feelings we had when we received the bad news. Pierre has many memories working with Bernard. You and the families Chartier and Grégoire are in our prayers . - Posted by: Thé Grimard Family. (Cousins) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • So sorry to hear about Bernard. He was so young to leave us all. We met Bernard and Lucie on a Mexican holiday and became instant friends. May he rest in peace. Deepest condolences to Lucie and family. - Posted by: Dennis & Marianne Fleming and Family (Friends) on: Dec 17, 2022

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