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It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Renel Berard.
Much loved by his devoted wife, three sons, their spouses and grandchildren.
Renel lived for his family. Pépère had a special bond with all of his grandchildren.
A full obituary to follow.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 24, 2021

Condolences & Memories (20 entries)

  • Cecile and family. I was sad to hear about Renel's passing, and would like to express my condolences. Renel was a caring and wonderful cousin. He was always happy to see you, interested in what you were doing and finding out what was new in your life. He will be missed. - Posted by: MONA STIRBISKY (Cousin) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Ma chère Cecile, to Stephane and family, Chris and Family, Patrick and family. Totally shocked & still in disbelief, our friendship does not go back a long way but it has the worth of a long cherished one. Whether it was a chance meeting in a store, a wave from a distance in a crowd at the Festival or at the yearly Christmas function, Renel always had a warm welcoming smile and time for a conversation. He will be greatly missed, our prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Anita & Rene Comeault (Friend) on: Aug 05, 2021

  • Wayne and I offer our condolences to Stefan, Cecile, and Renal’s family on his sudden passing. We always appreciated his warm welcome into his beautiful home every Christmas. Thinking of you. Take care. - Posted by: Linda and Wayne hughes (Friend) on: Aug 04, 2021

  • Mes très sincères symphaties Cécile et tous la famille!💕 - Posted by: Simone (Friend) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • Chers Cécile, Stéphane,Patrick, Christian et familles, J’étais désolée et triste d’entendre la nouvelle de la mort de Renel. Je vous offre mes sincères sympathies et je vous souhaite plein de courage en envisageant l’avenir sans votre époux / papa. Suzanne Mulaire - Posted by: Suzanne Mulaire (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • Chère Cécile, Cher Stéfane, Cher Christian, Quel choc d'apprendre le décès de Renel! Je vous transmets mes plus sincères condoléances. Il est parti beaucoup trop tôt. En toute amitié. Christiane - Posted by: Christiane Methot (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • I was sad to learn of his untimely death. My condolences to his family and friends. Dr L Reynolds MD - Posted by: Dr JL Reynolds (physician) on: Jul 29, 2021

  • Cecile and family. Was shocked to read of Renel’s passing. We go back 55 plus years to our College days. Always enjoyed our get together at the food court at St Vital Centre with our college friends. On behalf of all the boys from College who were friend of Renel please accept our deepest sympathies. Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: Roger Bouvier (College friend) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • To Cecile, Stephane and family, Chris and Family, Patrick and family - We were so sorry and shocked to hear of Renel's passing, our history with all of you goes back a long way and we have many cherished memories of all the great times we had together. Please know we are thinking of all of you and are in our prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Love to all of you. - Posted by: Ray and Brenda Carriere (Friend) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • Nos sympathies Cecile et les trois enfants..ainsi que la famille Cure et Berard. Nous n'avons pas eu la chance de jouer un autre partie de Canasta. Avec ses peines de la perte de sa Maman et 2 freres cette annee, il a decider d'aller rejoindre sa famille...un ange de plus..Bon courage Cecile et ta famille et soyez certains qu'il va continuer a vous proteger et guider..qu'il repose en paix - Posted by: Gilles et Huguette Remillard (amis) on: Jul 27, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences Cecile, to you and your family. May your special memories of Renel support you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Bert and Linda Berard (Friend) on: Jul 25, 2021

  • Dear Cecile, Stefane, Chris & families… there are no words to make your sorrow and pain go away. But we want you to know that we are so saddened to learn of the loss of your dearly loved husband, father and papa. Sending hugs and our heartfelt sympathy. Love, Leonard & Lorraine Prokopchuk & family. Cecile… I remember you telling me about the angels on your Christmas tree. Sadly, this year there will be one more angel on that tree. Xo - Posted by: Lorraine & Leonard Prokopchuk (Clients) on: Jul 25, 2021

  • I remember Renel as a friendly c- worker at the Winnipeg General Hospital during technical training. Also, "my sincere sympathies to the family for the loss of Renel". Len Alexiuk - Posted by: Len Alexiuk (Friend and fellow student) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • We will miss you Renel. The evenings curling together at the Pembina and the rounds of golf that us curling mates had together were so much fun. Your smile, your humour, your positive attitude was such a welcome addition to our curling team. I still remember that downpour we got caught in at the Canoe Club while golfing. I was taking cover under a tree but you bravely stood up on the hill top tee box of the 8th hole and took your turn. The rain was so heavy that it was hard for your son Chris to keep track of your ball. Chris was sure it had landed on the green though. So we all headed out to the green to finished off the hole as we were already soaked. After a fair bit of hunting Chris found your ball in the hole! A rain soaked, blinded by the rain "hole-in-one". We hooted and shouted and celebrated with you the best we could under the circumstances. What a day that was. How difficult this must be for the family, but we know that Renel will live on in his children and grandchildren. His many great characteristics will continue to be a blessing to others through them. Our prayers are with you. - Posted by: Ron Blatz (Curling and Golf Mate) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Chere Cecile , Stephane et toute la famille: nos plus sinceres pensees et prieres vous sont offerent en ce temps si penible. Nos avons de bons souvenirs de Renel qui etait toujours pret a piquer une bonne jasette et partager son bateau pour une bonne peche! Prenez soin! Jean et Claudette - Posted by: Jean et Claudette Normandeau (friends) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Cecile and family - we were so sorry to see that Renel had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. Pat & Mariette - Posted by: Pat & Mariette Harrington (colleague ) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • I offer my sincere sympathies to the family for the loss of Renel a devoted family man. - Posted by: Laurette Trudeau (Cousin) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Chère Cécile et famille, ainsi que les familles Bérard et Curé ….C’est avec regret que nous avons reçu ces nouvelles inattendues de la perte de votre bien-aimé Renel. Que Dieu vous réconforte dans votre peine et lui accorde le repos éternel. Vous êtes tous dans nos pensées et prières 🙏🏻. Avec beaucoup de sympathie, Noëlla et Hervé Gagné - Posted by: Hervé & Noëlla Gagné (Friends) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Over many years, Cecile and Renel have become our treasured friends. We have enjoyed fishing with them, having dinners together, playing cards, and spending time visiting in Florida and Phoenix. Renel was always willing to lend a hand to a friend or to those in need. He was a kind, humorous, and loving human. We could all learn from his example. We cannot believe he is gone from our lives. We send our condolences to all of his extended family. - Posted by: Jim and Carol Tomes (Friend ) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Renel's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Eldon and Gerry Thiessen (Friends) on: Jul 24, 2021

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