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MARK JAMES JOSEPH BERNIER

Born: Jan 28, 1956

Date of Passing: Aug 14, 2021

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MARK JAMES JOSEPH BERNIER
MD, FRCSC, F.A.C.O.G. (cert)
January 28, 1956 - August 14, 2021

After a courageous battle with prostate cancer, Dr. Mark James Joseph Bernier passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, Karen (Gregg), and four sons, Austin, Alec, Tristan and Charlie, on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Mark is survived by his two brothers, Keith (Marielle) and David (Natasha). He was predeceased by his mother Jean and father Emil, both in 2005.
Mark was born and raised in Hudson, Ontario, a Norman Rockwell-like town where he would canoe, camp and fish with the company of his brothers and close friends. It was at the age of 10 that Mark found his passion for science and medicine.
After completing his high school education, Mark moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba and attended the University of Manitoba. Mark made countless sacrifices throughout his post-secondary education to pursue his passion of studying medicine. His dedication to his studies would eventually pay off in August of 1977 when he was accepted into the medical program at the University of Manitoba.
Mark's disciplined nature allowed him to excel as a resident, and later as a physician, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Shortly after his residency, Mark met the love of his life, Karen. The two of them would share 28 beautiful years of marriage and raise four amazing sons together. Even with the demands of his busy practice, Mark still made time to be with family, run marathons, garden, practice photography, and curl with friends and relatives.
During his 38 years as an Obstetrician Gynecologist, Mark would take on many responsibilities, and receive numerous awards throughout his career, such as: Mentor of the Year (Region 2), Service Chief of Women's Centre, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Associate Professor of University of Manitoba, Chair of Gynecology Audit Committee, Women's Centre and Health Sciences Centre, Chair City-Wide Gynecology O.R. Committee, Surgical Lead at Women's Centre, and Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders Committee.
Mark's passion for teaching continued throughout his career and could be seen in the love he had for his residents. Dr. Savas Menticoglou, fellow colleague and best friend, always gave Mark the encouragement to tackle any difficult case and always lent an ear when it was needed most. Mark's office at the Manitoba Clinic would not be possible without the help and patience of his doctor's office assistant, Karen Flores. Mark would also like to thank the nursing staff at the Women's Hospital who gave him incredible assistance throughout his years as a physician.
Mark was honoured with bringing life into the world. No matter the emergency, Mark would always be there to help.
On August 8, 2019, Mark's world forever changed when he was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. The diagnosis was hard on him and the family; however, he refused to let it slow him down as a medical professional and family man. He always had the love and support of his family, and never gave up being the father he always wanted to be for his sons. He will continue to be in the hearts of his family, and all the lives he has touched as a doctor.

DAD WAS OUR HERO OF THE DAY, EVERYDAY.

Thank you to Mark's healthcare team at CancerCare Manitoba for providing the best treatment possible. A Celebration of Life will be held in private with family on August 30, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to CancerCare Manitoba in Mark's name would be an honour.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 21, 2021

Condolences & Memories (110 entries)

  • Mark was loved by the doctors, nurses and patients in Nunavut. He gave us all his home and cell phone numbers so we could reach him, at any time, even if he was not on call. He offered wise, calm and kind advice to the health care workers in Nunavut Nursing Stations when we faced dire circumstances. To hear his voice on the phone was to feel no longer alone, thousands of miles from a territory care hospital. He supported the creation of a birthing centre in Rankin Inlet when other doctors did not, and he was the consultant and friend to the midwives who worked there over two decades. He really listened, and he did not judge. He cared for generations of Inuit women. You are loved Mark. - Posted by: Dr. Pamela Orr (Colleague in northern care) on: Sep 26, 2021

  • This man, this incredible Doctor saved my life in more ways than one. The first time I sat in his office and saw all the pictures, thank you cards and gifts that filled the walls from the top all the way to the bottom, I knew he was someone special. I referred him to anyone I knew who was suffering and needed excellent care. I met him just as he and his wife were about to have their 3rd child. I asked him if he was going to deliver his own child and his answer was hilarious (very animated), he said "no, my wife won't let me. At work I'm a god, at home I have to take out the garbage". We had a good laugh. My thoughts are for his family, friends, co-workers and for the ones who will never get to experience this truly one of a kind human being. The world needs more Dr. Mark Bernier's. - Posted by: Shelley (former patient) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • I have seen Dr Bernier for many years and he is truly the most caring, compassionate doctor and well as fellow human being that I have ever come across. I remember the story he told when his 4th son Charlie was born-how his other boys picked his name. We would always catch up once a year on my annual visit to see how our kids were doing. I can see that he was an exemplary father as well. I am shocked and heartbroken that he is no longer with us but I know he is with God because he is such a great human being and will always be in our hearts. - Posted by: Joyce Hoy (Patient of many years) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • I had the privilege to have worked at the Old Women’s Hospital GYNE OR with Dr Bernier during my brief time there. I noticed that he always seemed to lighten the mood in the OR when he was around. He was a favourite person to work with on 4th floor - that was obvious! I also met Karen as one of her nurses when their first son Austin was born at Women’s. They were delightful new parents! My condolences to Karen, and your family on Dr Bernier’s passing. A talented and compassionate physician who will be missed. - Posted by: Eva Guiang- Lam (Former RN at Old Women’s Hospital OR 4 th floor) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Bernier. I had only been a patient of his for a few years but I was struck by his compassion, sympathy and caring. He was an amazing physician. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Shauna S. (Patient) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • With thanks to his family for sharing him with us, for all his hard work over many years and especially for his kindness. - Posted by: D Zielke (GP who often referred to him) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • I am so saddened to hear that Dr. Bernier passed on. My heart and sympathy goes to his family, colleagues and friends. I was patient of Dr. Bernier’s in 1992 when I lost my first baby. It was a traumatic time and we had a meeting with him to decide how to proceed when we discovered that our baby wouldn’t live, or possibly even reach the due date. After the loss, I needed surgery and Dr. Bernier was the surgeon. He was personable and concerned, although I was not very “present”. Years later, I had many consultations and appointments with him to deal with issues that were very difficult and had seen many doctors. He always explained everything, asked questions, was attentive and professional, and shared a joke or two. He provided me with alternatives and steps to take next. He was so patient with me as I exhausted all options before finally coming to have a complete hysterectomy. His care and attention made me feel like I was not “crazy” and that my issues were real and that whatever made me comfortable at the time always the best course of action. He spoke of his family in conversation, how important family is and that he wouldn’t suggest any treatment for me that he wouldn’t also suggest for those he cared for. I am so grateful to have met and experienced his expertise and be the recipient of his knowledge and skill. Bless you Dr. Bernier - Posted by: Cheri (Patient) on: Sep 10, 2021

  • I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. B.'s passing . My heart goes out to Karen and the boys. - Posted by: Sherry Tuck (Former employee Manitoba Clinic) on: Sep 06, 2021

  • I am so heartbroken to learn of Dr. Bernier's passing. I was a patient of Dr. Bernier for the past eight years. As so many of his patients have recalled, he was truly one of a kind. Dr. Bernier was the surgeon for my hysterectomy in March, 2021, and I had a follow up appointment in April. With Dr. Bernier, you knew you were in great hands, as he made you feel like a family member or close friend. The first time I saw Dr. Bernier I left feeling like I had just had coffee and a chat with a friend. He never made you feel rushed, but took time with each patient. Dr. Bernier also took time to call me on a weekend to discuss some concerns with my preoperative EKG. I was pretty terrified going into surgery, especially as Covid meant my family could only drop me off at the door. Dr. Bernier was so wonderful and helped me feel more at ease with everything. The surgery was successful and life changing, and I will forever be grateful to Dr. Bernier for all that he did for my family and myself. Dr. Bernier spoke about his wife and sons with much love and pride. I hope his family can find some comfort in knowing how he touched so many lives with his genuinely kind and caring nature. He will be missed greatly, and will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Kim (patient) on: Sep 06, 2021

  • I was a patient of Dr Bernier for the past 24 years, he had always made you feel safe and explained with his drawings. You will be missed. My Condolences to the Bernier Family. - Posted by: Jackie (Patient) on: Sep 05, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was a life saver for me. I was a young mom who later decided with my husband later in life to try and have more children. Unfortunately we were met with disappointment and when I went to see Dr. Bernier the words he used to comfort us will never leave us. He was the most amazing Doctor for my first pregnancy and even though I was young he treated me with respect. My most sincere condolences to his family and friends. May you rest in paradise, pain free xo - Posted by: Belinda (former patient) on: Sep 03, 2021

  • I am incredibly heartbroken to have learned about the passing of Doctor Bernier. He has helped me in November of 2020 when having complications after the loss of my pregnancy. I was losing all hope and then I was referred to Doctor Bernier who has seen me so quickly and listened thoroughly. He performed a surgery two days later which solved all my complications and suffering. It helped me get back to my normal life and be hopeful for the future. He was a professional and has always followed up on all my concerns and questions no matter what time of day. He also had a great sense of humour which I will never forget. Rest In Peace Doctor Bernier, I am forever thankful for your help at the lowest point of my life. You will be greatly missed. My condolences to all family, friends, and loved ones. - Posted by: Tanya (Patient ) on: Sep 02, 2021

  • It was very shocking news for me. Now I remember when I was referred to him. He was very kind, positive, supportive and always made smile on my face. He did my hysterectomy and that time Corona was on its peak, he called me regularly to ask me about my health. I had never experienced this much care for his patient from a doctor. He was like father figure to me. There was a complication after my surgery but he stood besides me and encouraged me not to give up. Only because of him and his love and support I am fine today. Heartiest condolences to his family. He was really a gem. May his soul Rest In Peace. My family and I always grateful to him. - Posted by: Manu (Current patient) on: Aug 31, 2021

  • So sad to hear of Dr. Mark's passing. I was referred to Dr. Mark 23 years ago after 2 bad pregnancies. Although he was not there to deliver my daughter, he did deliver my son 2 1/2 years later. He was ABSOLUTELY the most caring doctor ever. I never expected a doctor to apologize for phoning me at home to see how I was doing. The medical world has lost a great doctor and my deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Carole Lupkowski (Former patient) on: Aug 31, 2021

  • I worked with Dr. Bernier for many years both as an OR and OBS nurse. Dr. Bernier was always very calming and re assuring towards his co-workers as well as his patients he cared for. We always knew we, as well as his patients, were in the greatest of hands with the knowledge, expertise, experience and professionalism he brought to the field of OBS, Gyne on a continual basis. He touched the lives of so many families! He has mentored so many as a skilled doctor, colleague and friend! He is dearly missed on the labour floor of Women's Hospital. Labour floor seems empty and will never be the same without you Dr. Bernier! You will never be forgotten. Forever in our hearts! Heartfelt condolences to the Bernier family! May your beautiful soul RIP! - Posted by: Linda Pondy (co-worker / nurse at Women's Hospital, HSC) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to all of Dr. Bernier's family, friends and colleagues. This man was responsible for ending 20 plus years of suffering for me and words cannot express my gratitude to him and my sorrow for the loss of such a caring, compassionate and skilled human being. - Posted by: Heather F. (Patient) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Dr. Bernier's passing. I've been a patient of his for several years and he was one of the best doctors I have ever had. He also made sure I understood all the things (I will miss his drawings....they were so easy to understand) and he took as much time necessary. You could tell he was passionate about truly helping people and always made me feel comfortable (which isn't always easy in a gyno office, lol). I'm so beyond grateful to have had him for a Specialist. My deepest condolences to his family and staff. Thinking of you all He sure will be missed. - Posted by: Melissa Pearson (patient) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dr. Bernier’s wife and family. I was very saddened to learn of Dr. Bernier’s passing. Although I had been his patient for less than a year and had only a handful of contacts with him, I felt very comfortable and trusting of him, and felt as though I had known him for much longer. I am very grateful that Dr. Bernier was willing to take me on as a patient and was able to see me through surgery and a cancer diagnosis….demonstrating throughout that journey the utmost of skill, along with compassion, humility, and a great sense of humoUr. I know that he will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Judy (Patient ) on: Aug 29, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to Dr. Bernier’s family. I was so sad to read about his passing. Dr. Bernier was a kind, patient and amazing doctor. I will always keep the diagram he drew for me to understand my medical problem. Bless you Dr. Bernier, and Thank You! - Posted by: Petrice Juryn (Patient) on: Aug 29, 2021

  • We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our most sincere condolences to Bernier and Gregg families. - Posted by: Aida and Jasmin ((Joan's neighbours)) on: Aug 29, 2021

  • Dearest family of Dr. Bernier I am so sorry for your profound loss. I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Bernier as my Doctor over the span of 23 years. He brought our son safely in to this world and I was in his care for other reasons related to women's health over that span of time. We have a photo of him in our family album holding our son the day he was born, there is no doubt he loved what he did. I trusted him implicitly. A gifted and caring doctor, he will remain in our hearts forever, never to be forgotten. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Mary (Patient) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • Keith and family celebrate Mark's life, a great son, brother, nephew, friend, uncle, husband, father, doctor, he was all this and more. Talk about him, talk to him, if he could of stayed he would of but now he is free of the pain and will always be with you spiritually. Enjoy the fact you had such a wonderful person and don't forget all the lessons he taught you and the great talks and visits you had. best doctor I could of had and will miss not having him. All of you take care of each other. Helen and Gord - Posted by: Helen (Friend) on: Aug 27, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. Always loved working with Dr. Bernier! He was well known amongst the staff at Women’s as a well-respected, excellent surgeon! So sad to hear this news, please know you are missed!❤️ - Posted by: Tina Vieira (Co-worker Women’s Hospital ) on: Aug 27, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Mrs. Bernier and your sons! Dr. Bernier was my doctor for about five years and compassionately saw me through three pregnancies 25 to 30 years ago. What I remember most was his respectful manner and that he always took the time to listen to any concerns and to explain what needed to be explained. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Michelle Hammond ((Former Patient)) on: Aug 26, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy Karen, Austin, Alec, Tristan and Charlie. The passing of your husband and father is a tragedy and saddens me greatly. I too spent my youth in Hudson and babysat for Mark and Keith. I hope that the love and respect in these tributes bring you some comfort at such a difficult time. Sincerely - Posted by: Ardelle Holden nee Bowman (Fellow Hudsonite and Babysitter) on: Aug 26, 2021

  • I was a patient of Dr. Bernier, as a young girl seeing a specialist for reproductive issues I was extremely nervous as to what that would entail. Dr. Bernier made my experience nothing but comforting, relaxing and reassuring. I could not have asked for anyone better to take over my care. He truly was a kind, compassionate and lovely man. I am forever grateful to have known him. He will hold a special place in anyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with him. My sincerest condolences to his family. Thank you Dr. Bernier for everything. - Posted by: Hannah (Patient ) on: Aug 26, 2021

  • I am incredibly saddened to hear the news of Dr. Bernier's passing. He has been my specialist for 3 years and I honestly couldn't have dreamed up a better person to take care of things. He was so kind and comforting, funny yet honest and when he spoke of his wife and kids you could see his joy. Dr. Bernier's skill and compassion were beyond expectation and the world is a much better place for having had him in it. My condolences to his family, friends and patients. - Posted by: Alexandra (Patient) on: Aug 26, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was a true professional in his field. He was kind and compassionate and had the best sense is humour. I am truly saddened to hear the news of his passing and my sincerest condolences go out to his family. He was a Gem. - Posted by: Charlene (Former patient ) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • My first meeting with Dr. Bernier, was short and an absolutely pleasure, given the reason I was there. Our second meeting four years later was like seeing an old friend. My cancer diagnosis came as no real surprise so my response when he told me, made him laugh. My surgery was not minor and it is a testament to his skill that it, and my recovery, were painless (literally). I have no doubt that Dr. Bernier saved my life and I will thank him for that every day. It does not surprise me that my story is echoed by others offering their memories of him. It also does not surprise me that he was held in high regard by his colleagues and friends. He was a remarkable man, one I was honoured to know (in good times and bad) and one I will greatly miss. To his family, my condolences, he absolutely was a hero. - Posted by: Tracy (patient) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Dr Bernier was the most incredible and kind man. He was there for us at the scariest time of our lives, when we lost our infant son...and then was there for us every step of the way through our next two high risk pregnancies that resulted in the births of our beautiful healthy boys.... He was kind and funny - sharing stories of his boys too! I still laugh to this day of remembering Dr. Bernier, the anesthetist and my husband discussing gory movies they had recently watched including the movie "Kill Bill" - while they were performing my C section. Am so very very sorry for your profound loss. A truly remarkable and wonderful Doctor. - Posted by: Melanie Swenarchuk (Former Patient) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • I send my sincere condolences to Mark’s family. I, too, grew up in Hudson and knew the Bernier family well. I babysat Mark, Keith and David. Such a lovely family and so respected they were. I was truly saddened to learn of Mark’s death. What a remarkable person he was! What wonderful memories you all have! Sincerely, Irenne Tarnowski (Fras) - Posted by: Irenne Tarnowski(Fras) (Hudson Resident) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier did my hysterectomy surgery 8 years ago. I found him to be gentle, descriptive, knowledgeable, kind and funny. I enjoyed it when he would draw a picture of what needed to be done and explained to you how your surgery would go. He will be truly missed and I am so lucky to have known him. - Posted by: Shannon (Patient) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • It's simple, he saved my life, and then he made sure it stayed saved. He's irreplaceable. I'm so sorry for your loss, Karen and family. - Posted by: Tara Sawchuk (Patient) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Our condolences to the Bernier Family at this time of great loss. Mark and I were medical school classmates and colleagues. Over the years we have shared the care of many patients and Mark's care and compassion always shone through. We thank him for the care of family (cookie maker), friends and patients. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Our class reunions will be smaller. Dr. James and May Sutherland - Posted by: Dr. James And May Sutherland (Colleague) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Mark was my senior resident in OB medical school. I could not have asked for a kinder, more brilliant senior. Karen, boys, you know your father better than anyone, but you may not know the of the total influence Mark's shadow cast on the world. Mark's approach to his patients has inspired me since 1987, and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. You have been inspired by his life outside the hospital, for which I am grateful, if not a tiny bit jealous, as Mark was a light that draws like minded people to themself. The light that Mark was to the world will live on in his memory. I will treasure my exchanges with Dr. Bernier, as recently as this June. Lovely gentleman, quintessential physician, a beacon of reason, a treasure chest of compassion. Mark, I miss you already. Go in peace. - Posted by: Gordon Dyck (colleague) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • I am so heart broken to hear about the loss of such an amazing doctor and human being. Dr. Bernier was my doctor for over 30 years, he was with me through 3 children and several other procedures. He truly was one of kind when it comes to doctors. He always took the time to explain everything in full detail and even drew pictures so you could understand everything and make the best informed decision. There was never any pressure and I always felt safe and was treated with nothing but kindness and as though I had the best possible care I could ever ask for. My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and everyone who worked with this irreplaceable doctor. He will forever be missed. - Posted by: Tammy Zakowich (Patient) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Was so saddened to read of Dr. Bernie's passing. I was so blessed to have him do my surgery in June 2019. He was so considerate in every aspect and had such a calm manner about him that as afraid as I was he totally put me at ease. He was the best and will be so missed by all who knew him. God bless his family and give them all that they need at this sad time. - Posted by: Maurene Loreque (former patient ) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Seven years ago I was a surgical patient of Dr. Bernier. He left such a positive impression on me. A very gentle, caring man. Answered all my questions and reassured me that I would be ok. I felt I was in " good hands". So saddened to hear about his passing. As a working nurse then I have met many, many physicians but Dr. Bernier" stands out" to me. Condolences to the family. Annmarie (former patient) - Posted by: Annmarie Lee Wing (Past patient) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier’s family, please accept my deepest sympathy and thoughts on Dr. B’s passing. I was a patient many years ago & found him to be one of the kindest souls around. After going through many doctors, he was the one who finally listened & together we found the problem & he fixed it. I will be eternally grateful for that. He also delivered one of my granddaughters after a difficult delivery for mom. The world as well as the medical community has lost a strong compassionate doctor. Rest In Peace Dr. B. - Posted by: Sally Cook (Patient) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • I meant Mark when I started my nursing career at Women’s operating room. We worked together for 10 years until I left for another position. Mark was one of my references and it was a good one! Working with Mark was a real joy. His sense of humour made the days fly by. He will be greatly missed. A light has gone out for all those who knew him. I will think of you often. God bless. - Posted by: Marilyn (Irving) (Co worker) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • We only knew Dr. Bernier for the last few years here at the VGH. He was the most kind and gentle soul you could ever meet. He was always quick with a joke or story of sorts. We loved our Fridays when he was working. He was always so happy and friendly with every single person he came into contact with. He cared so deeply for his friends and family and especially his patients. Right up until his final days, he was arranging care for his patients because he didn't want to 'let them down'. His smile, compassion, wisdom and knowledge are second to none and will never be forgotten. RIP Dr. B we will sure miss you. Our deepest condolences to the family and Karen, his faithful office assistant. - Posted by: Heather Mahoney (OR slating Victoria Hospital) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • My condolences to Dr. Bernier's family and colleagues. Dr. Bernier was a wonderful doctor who alway treated me with kindness, gentleness, respect and wisdom. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to all of you. - Posted by: Cindy (Patient) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Bernier and am saddened by his passing. He had an impact on many people. Thank you for you kindness and great care. Sending strength to his family at this difficult time. My deepest condolences. Sioux Lookout, ON - Posted by: Angela Malcolm (Patient) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • Luck was with me when I was referred by my GP to Dr. Bernier for female part issues. Dr. Bernier assured me, we got this. I had a surgery date to have a full hysterectomy and bladder tuck. The morning of surgery, they moved me onto the surgical table, and with relaxing music playing, and the team surrounding me, I said "just one second, can I speak with Dr. Bernier". And they sat me up while everyone staring at me intently, and there he was over on the right with a smile on his face for me. I said, if you find that there is an ovary that looks "ok" to you, can you leave it in. He said absolutely, its your body. Whatever you want. That was August 2018 and now have quality of life again. In addition, his kindness, ability to listen and be personal and professional at the same time was truly appreciated. What a human being. He was a gem. Sincerest condolences to Dr. Bernier's "boys" and wife, Karen. She must be special too. And to his office assistant for always being so accommodating, friendly and happy. Dr. Bernier was also my hero. RIP Dr. Bernier. - Posted by: Tammy (Patient) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • I first met Dr. Bernier back in 1987 when he delivered my first child. His manner was so friendly and outgoing he immediately put me at ease. Over the years since then being a patient of Dr. Bernier's he never lost that respect and kindness he had for me and I am sure for all his patients. He never rushed me and explained every procedure or health question I had and some I never even thought about. He was a great doctor and I am sure will be missed by many as It is rare in life to have the pleasure of meeting a truly kind and compassionate person like Dr. Bernier. Rest in peace Dr. Bernier you have touched many lives and will not be forgotten. My condolences to Dr. Bernier's wife and sons. - Posted by: Madeline Marino (Patient) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • To Karen, Austin, Alec, Tristan, Charlie and the Bernier Family. I am truly sadden to hear of Dr. B's passing. My deep, deep condolences to you all! He was one of a kind and will be truly missed! - Posted by: Anna Kay (Former assistant and co-worker) on: Aug 24, 2021

  • I met Dr. Bernier 5 years ago when I was referred to him by my family doctor. At my first appointment I knew he was a special doctor, and now 5 years later, this spring, he guided me to the birth of my second child. His expertise was matched by his kindness and desire to help patients feel comfortable and understand what's going on - he took time and could sense, it seemed, when you needed extra care and attention. He was truly the kind of doctor I wish everyone could have. To his family, friends and colleagues, I am so so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Michelle (Former patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • My husband Will (Bill) was a classmate of Marks. I was a year behind in med school. We got together after med school and residency. He was a wonderful man and doctor. As a fellow doc I worried that he worked too hard. Also wish we had kept in touch! Sending condolences to Karen and their sons. - Posted by: Carry Martens-Barnes (Med school classmate of my husbands) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Condolences. I remember in the 90s his father was proudly speaking of his son the doctor and had a chuckle at what he specialized in. Bernier families have always been respected by the Sharpe's. RIP. Hugs and sincere condolences. - Posted by: Josephine Sharpe (Friend of family via parents) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • I am so very saddened to hear this. He took great care of me when I was sick, and had the greatest sense of humour during a very stressful time. My sincerest condolences to Mark's family, work family, and friends. He was truly a great man as can be seen in all the comments made here. - Posted by: Lesli (Former patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • A dear friend and an excellent man. May his soul rest in peace. - Posted by: Dr Pranab Debnath (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Bernier since 2018, he was always kind and gentle. I just received a call from his office to cancel my surgery. I am shocked to know about he has passed. My condolences to his family. He was the better doctor who someone could have. - Posted by: Erica Silva (Patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • I had the pleasure of working as Dr. Mark's office assistant for quite a few years. It breaks my heart. He was the kindest, funniest doctor I ever worked with. We spent many late nights in the office. He was very dedicated and compassionate towards every patient. Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Mark will forever hold a place in my heart. I am honoured to have had the privilege to work with him. He will forever hold a place in my heart. Tears are rolling right now as I don't have words. He will be missed. I'm so sorry. Carrie Lenton Robertson - Posted by: Carrie Lenton Robertson (Co Worker ) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier saved my life last fall. He was the nicest man, and one of the best doctors that I’ve ever had. I was referred to him because my doctor said he was one of his mentors and that he was an excellent doctor. He would ask me questions about being a teacher, and then talk about his sons’ education paths. He beamed when he mentioned anything about his family. I am still here because of him and I will be forever grateful to him and his family. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Jen Lowry (Patient ) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was such a great person, through and through. When I started my career, it was usually intimidating to work with some staff members but not Dr. Bernier. He was always supportive, calm, and kind. If I was doing a delivery with him or an OR, I knew everything was going to be ok, because he was by my side. I was so sad to hear about his passing. My condolences go out to his family and friends and the staff at Women’s hospital. I know he will be dearly missed my many. May he rest is peace. - Posted by: Olivia Wall (Worked with Dr.Bernier at Women’s Hospital) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier you were the BEST doctor ever and it saddens me that you are gone. You had the bedside manner and I will never forget you for what you did for me which includes saving my life. You are one of the greatest people I have ever met. - Posted by: Nancy (Former patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was an amazing person. He helped me through the scariest time in my life and I will always be truly thankful. I’m very sorry to hear he lost his battle. My sincerest condolences to his family, you should be very proud of the amazing man he was. - Posted by: Dawn (Patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • We wish to send our sincerest condolences to your family. Our department often shared mutual patients with Dr. Bernier and consistently received positive feedback about the wonderful, compassionate care he provided. As a colleague, we could always count on him and trust that our patients were in good hands. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Prenatal Genetics Team (Colleagues) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Bernier and family. Dr. Mark was truly one of a kind. He had a gift of putting his patients at ease and would take the time to explain what needed to be done. I will miss his humour. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Paula (Patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • I had the privilege of being both a trainee and colleague of Mark during his some of his medical trips to Canada’s Northern communities. Besides being a dedicated, skilled and caring teacher, Mark always demonstrated the greatest respect, humility and compassion in caring for the Indigenous people of Manitoba, Northwest Ontario and Nunavut. He will always be a role model for many, many health providers. - Posted by: Lawrence Elliott (Former trainee and colleague ) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Karen, Austin, Alec, Tristan, & Charlie💙 I wish I was writing this in a letter thanking your dad for what he has done for us as a family in our brief, yet profound encounter 3 months ago at his clinic, as I had planned to do. Your dad saved part of my heart and mind by helping me see what I so desperately needed to see as a healthcare professional who had lost an incredible amount of trust after our son Beau passed away earlier this year. I will never forget how he lost his breath and with tears in his eyes held my hand and just held us as a family in his mind and heart as we shared our story of Beau’s passing. I remember him speaking of you and how proud he was to be your dad and how he could never imagine losing any of you. He allowed us to see the beauty of his heart. He validated our incredible sorrow and his phenomenal compassion and empathy radiated, making me feel heard and cared for in the deepest of ways that a patient could feel. There was added beauty in having a man connect with my husband as a man and professional about life, health, and being a husband and a father. He brought the most beautiful mix of humour and compassion into our brief encounter, I can only imagine what that would have been like as a family and what his loss is feeling in your lives right now. May you feel him with you and that his memory brings warmth and laughter to your life always. Thinking of you as a family and lighting our Beau’s candle in our home in memory of your husband and father. A special note: Mark was born on the exact same day as my dad. - Posted by: Jenna, Mike, Bennett, & Beau Luptak (Patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • My condolences to Mark’s family and friends. Working as a nurse I had the privilege of working with Mark when he came to the Churchill Regional Health Authority to do quarterly patient assessments and surgery. I appreciated his professionalism and friendliness. As a patient I appreciated his thorough explanation of medical issues and advice. - Posted by: Vicky McEwan (Co-worker and patient.) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to Mark's family on his passing. I worked with Mark for many years at SOGH. He was an amazing, faith based physician and was a kind, caring and compassionate man. He would come into the Medical Staff Office to chat sometimes between cases. Many physicians remained in touch after I retired and it is always good to hear from them. He was very proud of his sons and would keep me up-to-date with their lives. My prayers will be with you, Karen and the family. Sharon Etsell - Posted by: Sharon Etsell (Medical Staff Office at SOGH) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • So very sorry & sad to learn of Dr. Bernier’s passing. I first met him years ago while undergoing a medical procedure. He had the best bed side manner of any doctor with his kindness, compassion and great sense of humor. He then delivered our daughter 29 years ago and has always been thought of fondly. Condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. - Posted by: Liz (Former patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • I have worked with Mark since I started on labour floor in 1990, as well as being a patient with the birth of my second daughter. He was a highly skilled doctor and frequently the go to Surgeon for super complicated cases, as well as a wonderful teacher. His calm demeanour, and sense of humour always made working with him enjoyable. My very deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Colleen Sopotyk (Labour and delivery nurse) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • My condolences to Karen and Dr. Bernier's family. I was 16 in 1985 when I was lucky enough to be referred to the most amazing doctor. His bedside manner, kindness and compassion got me through some rough times and I was lucky enough to continue being his patient and have him deliver my two most precious gifts over 20 years later. I know his wife Karen from another time in my life, and would like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Lilja Tonnellier (Patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier delivered my son and saved my life. Oct 2019. I am forever grateful to him. He was an amazing doctor, I was so sad to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Allison (Patient) on: Aug 23, 2021

  • So sad to hear this news, Dr. Bernier was with me with through a miscarriage and showed so much compassion, he then went on to deliver my next 2 children. He was a wonderful, caring and so knowledgeable, most amazing Doctor I've ever had. I always recommended him to friends and family. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. - Posted by: Melanie (Patient) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • I was so saddened hearing of the loss of a wonderful doctor. Mark was always caring and would always take the time to for anyone who needed it. My sincerest condolences to Karen and her sons. - Posted by: Angela Engstrom (Former employee Manitoba Clinic) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • I was very saddened to learn of Dr. Bernier's passing. Some years ago I was referred to Dr. Bernier. His approach, his caring demeanor, his humor, the amount of time he spent with me going over my options and questions even though he had a waiting room full of patients, then performing my surgery which helped give back my quality of life will be forever appreciated. My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Bernier was truly exceptional. - Posted by: Cory (former patient) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was an amazing doctor and colleague. He made us feel so comfortable in the OR knowing that he was close to helps us if there was ever a problem. He was always there for any emergency. We all learned so much from him. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Vivían Schutt (Colleague ) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • I have worked with Dr. Bernier my entire nursing career. He was one of the best! He is already greatly missed on the ward. I felt safe as a nurse when he was on call but also as a patient. Dr. B delivered 2 of my 3 kids and I knew I was in excellent hands. My thoughts are with his family. - Posted by: Jenna (CRN L&D women’s hospital ) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Cheer to the first doctor that really listened to me, cheers to your funny jokes during doctors appointments and when I sat and cried you offered me a large box of Kleenex and said just cry it’s ok and than said I’ll let you know if your mascara needs fixing! Thank you Dr. Bernier for all the babies you helped bring into this world. We are send endless amounts of love to Dr. Bernier family truly was a one of kind guy. Rest easy Dr. Bernier - Posted by: Kristin Thomas (Patient) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to Dr. Bernier's family. He was a kind, thorough and helpful doctor. His patience, humour and skill gave me my life back. So saddened by this news. - Posted by: Yasmeen Rattan (Patient) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Sending my deepest condolences to Dr. B’s family and loved ones. As a float, I had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Bernier for the last 11 years on every unit at Women’s. It was around the first year of nursing where I trained in the OR and started the shift witnessing Dr. B hold a patients hand in preop and explain step by step what was to unfold. He brought calm, ease and humour to so many situations. He will be missed but never forgotten. - Posted by: Joanne (Co-worker) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • We will truly miss seeing Dr. Bernier in our Day Surgery Department at the Vic. He was always quick with a smile and had a great sense of humour. Most recently he was still using his cane to get around and would leave it hanging on the side rails of patients bed when he would come to tell them how their surgery went. One day in the recovery room after chatting with a patient post-op, he turned around to leave and got as far as the door and realized he forgot his cane...again. He made a joke and we all laughed, I quickly grabbed it for him and then he was on to the next case. He was genuinely a kind, and humble man and it was an absolute honor and pleasure to have been able to know and work with him. Rest easy Dr. Bernier. Deepest condolences to your family and friends 🙏💕 - Posted by: Josephine Kati (Unit Clerical Assistant at VGH) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was the calm to every high intensity delivery and surgery I have ever been in. As a brand new nurse 11 years ago, he guided me through my first delivery on LDRP at Women’s hospital. He was encouraging and always left me feeling competent in my job as a nurse. I would eventually transition into a nursing position in a team where we handled all the scheduled obstetrical surgeries. Any time there were potential problems, Dr. Bernier was the one we would call for help. We once asked him why he never “rushed” or “ran” in emergencies. He said “why waste your energy running to get there, when you can calmly walk fast and think about the all the different scenarios you could be faced with and how to handle it when you get there. Sure, running will get you there faster, but once you are there, you are out of breath and have no clue where to start. That doesn’t really help the situation”. He will be missed dearly by so many. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Sharon Tesoro (Worked with Dr Bernier at Women’s Hospital (RN)) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • I met Mark many years ago when he was a resident and I was the administrator for PARIM. He was one of the nicest residents I met during my thirty plus years in healthcare. He was a good resident and became an amazing attending. He was equally loved by his patients, trainees and fellow physicians. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Mary Anne Henderson (Worked at HSC with him ) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Our sincerest condolences to Karen and boys. Dr. Bernier was on call for the birth of our son Mark. And I am alive today, as is our baby girl as a result of him being there when my placenta ruptured at 31 weeks. He was an amazing man and doctor and we were lucky to have known him. We owe our little family to him. I am forever grateful. Thinking of you. Sad for you and sad with you during a difficult time. - Posted by: Lauren Fischer (Patient) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • My mother and I would like to offer our condolences to Mark's family. We were shocked when we saw the horrible news in the paper about Mark. Mark has now joined his mother and father, though much too soon. We spent a lot of time in Hudson, Ontario as children and have such fond memories of playing with Mark and Keith. With much sympathy - Juliette and Louise Bernier - Posted by: Louise Bernier (cousin) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • As an employee, I was stunned by an email announcement early in the week of his passing. All the more saddened as it was the same cancer that claimed my father in 2005, so my heart definitely goes out to his family and closest friends that saw him through that challenge. He was very considerate and professional from my perspective. A well respected man by many who'll be missed. - Posted by: Lisa Graham (Clinic Employee (transcriptionist)) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Mark was a great working friend and it is with sorrow I read of his passing…we spent many years working on the old LA2 at Women’s’ Hospital. Mark was a very knowledgeable Obgyn physician whom I learned many things from working as aCRN .. my most heartfelt sorrow to his family left behind..Suann DeCourcey RN - Posted by: Suann DeCourcey (CRN On LA2 and worked with Mark for many years..) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier helped me through some of the happiest and saddest parts of my life with his kindness, compassion and sense of humour. He was a wonderful doctor. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. - Posted by: Kerry (Patient ) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • I am so sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Mark Bernier. I had him do two surgeries in 2015, and he was truly the best at what he did. I was so nervous for my second surgery and had many questions, and Mr. Bernier took time out many times after his work to phone me and talk me though the procedure. He was very reassuring and always used to have loud music playing to ease the mood before surgery. He was one of the people in my life I would never forget. Thank you Dr. Bernier for everything. You were a great person and doctor. - Posted by: Amandeep (Patient ) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • I will be forever grateful for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Bernier. - Posted by: Nicole (Patient) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Our team at Victoria Hospital had the honour and pleasure to work with this kind and wonderful human. His caring spirit will be greatly missed. Incredibly dedicated and so kind to patients and staff. Wishing your family my deepest condolences. Rest easy… till we meet again.. Wendy Gobert CRN PACU Victoria Hospital - Posted by: Wendy Gobert (Colleague ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was a wonderful, kind doctor. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. His passing is a great loss to Winnipeg’s medical community. - Posted by: Lynn Lessard (Patient ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I’m so sad to hear of Mark passing. He was an amazing doctor. He went over and beyond to ensure I was taken care of. The day before he was scheduled to do my surgery he stopped in to check on me. That meant a lot. Condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Kendra Inglis (patient ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I have worked with Mark over the years during off hours in the HSC Adult Operating room. I have great respect and fond memories of these ties. I have also had the privilege of being one of Marks patients as well as my daughters, for many years. I will miss seeing him around the hospital and am saddened by his passing. My prayers, condolences and wishes go out to his wife and family. - Posted by: Kim Goodman (Patient and college) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I would like to convey my condolences to Dr. Bernier's family and friends. He was the best doctor that I have ever had, he was kind and caring. He took the absolute best care of his patients and I will never forget him. He always had a smile and caring words. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. - Posted by: Lisa coleshill (Patient of Dr. Bernier) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Karen, Austin, Alec, Tristan and Charlie, We are so saddened with Mark's passing, we share in your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dave and I are very fortunate to have Mark as a childhood friend, we will cherish the memories and keep him close in our Hearts. May you find comfort with family and friends. With Our deepest Sympathy, BIG HUGS! Love Dave, Irene Starratt & Family - Posted by: Dave and Irene Starratt (Childhood - Lifetime friend) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Many times over the last 20 years, I have thought of Dr. Bernier and how he made my cancer diagnosis bearable. Fortunately, my early diagnosis and his surgery proved to be successful. But it was how he handled our questions and worries that put him far and above our expectations. Our sincere condolences to his family - he was an amazing doctor that you can be so proud of. Hugs to you all. - Posted by: Ruth Thomas (Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Dr. Bernier’s passing. He was an amazing doctor, he was the only one who listened to me when I needed help. His bedside manner was so down to earth I never felt uncomfortable. I hope he wasn’t too busy taking care of so many that he didn’t have time to take care of himself. Rest in peace Dr. Bernier and Thank you for everything. - Posted by: S Dueck (Patient ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Always grateful and wonderfully blessed to have had Dr. Bernier bring my two most precious gifts into this world. Much love and comfort to his family. I’m sorry for your loss💕 - Posted by: Kim Amy Angela (Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Bernier in the operating room. A gentleman, a terrific surgeon, a wonderful man. Condolences to family and friends. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Donna Myden (Co-worker) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I am heartsick to read this this morning and my sincere condolences go out to Dr. Bernier’s wife and sons. He was my doctor and his professional and friendly manner always made my appointments with him less stressful. The last time I saw him was just before the American election in November of 2020 and we laughed about our mutual addiction to CNN. I am truly saddened. He was irreplaceable and unforgettable. - Posted by: Marilyn McMillan (Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I have know Dr Bernier for 20 years but only worked close to him (in the same office) for the last 3 years. We joked around with each other every chance we had and never had hard feelings after! I will truly miss him and his sense of HA HA! Every time I see SNL I will think of you with a smile on my face R.I.P Dr 💔 - Posted by: Pam Jackson (Friend ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I'm so sad to read of Dr Bernier's passing. This man is the reason that I'm alive, today. Through 24 years of being his patient, he delivered my daughter, he performed several procedures on me but the number one is that in 2016, he rushed me in to surgery and found my Ovarian Cancer. If he had pushed me off like so many doctors would have, I don't know that I would be alive. I will FOREVER think of this man in the most respectful way. I know that I will truly miss him. My condolences to his entire family, whom he always spoke so fondly of - Posted by: Rachel Norton (Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • To all of Mark's family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Mark was just one of the best men in so many ways and all around. There are some people who are just great to meet, work with and have around when you need them, Mark was one of those people. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: Sidney Macaw (former co worker, patient and friend) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Karen and the boys. Dr Bernier was 1 of a kind. I loved working for him many many years ago. He was compassionate, caring, humorous, and so much more. Over the years I became his patient, he cared for me during my pregnancy and delivered my son 16 years ago. He then took care of me over the years up until this past April. Our last conversation was speaking on the phone, he always started the conversation with….. you got the Covid?? We’d laugh as I said no I’m being safe!! He was super encouraging with all my choices. My heart is broken. I will miss you very much Dr B! Till we meet again! - Posted by: Danielle Vandale (Former co-worker & Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Dr. Bernier's family. I remember him as a very good doctor. Very friendly and his patients loved going to him. I am very sorry for your loss, Karen and boys. - Posted by: Angel Wicharenko (Once worked at Manitoba Clinic.) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Dr. Bernier was an amazing doctor. I went to him after coming back from living in Europe. My doctor in Europe had me very concerned about my health. Dr. Bernier reassured me that I was well. His attitude and bed-side approach was so reassuring. He will be missed. - Posted by: Roberta-jo Nes (Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I’m so sad to hear of Dr. Bernier passing he was a great doctor he delivered my son 29 years ago such a kind soul, he will definitely be missed. RIP Dr. Bernier, sincere condolences to his family ❤️🙏 - Posted by: Charlene Straight (Patient ) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • We were so saddened to hear the passing of Dr. Bernier. Dr. B clearly impacted the lives of so many. We are included in that group. Dr. B was a role model and a friend. It was an absolute privilege to have worked with him at Woman’s Hospital (WN5). Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will all cherish our fond memories of Dr. B. RIP Dr. Bernier - Posted by: Woman’s Hospital 5th Floor Staff (Coworkers and friends) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I have known Mark Bernier since I started my nursing career at women’s hospital in 1984. I always look at the call schedule at the start of my shift and whenever I saw his name I knew the shift would be just fine. I will miss his calm demeanour, kindness, support and humour. And of course the smell of his cologne! I have many wonderful memories of working with him that I will cherish forever. Women’s Hospital will not be the same without him. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family - Posted by: Rae Fraser (Worked with Dr. Bernier at Women’s Hospital(RN)) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • My heart goes out to you Karen and your sons. I got to know Mark quite well over the 30 years in Ob/Gyn. Mark was an amazing guy and always had a smirk on his face followed by an unusual comment which led to an exchange of laughter! He was an amazing guy and will be forever remembered in my heart. Kim Zeller - Posted by: Kim Zeller (Co-worker) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • My most sincere condolences to Dr Mark’s family — my heart goes out to you all! I had the timely and fortunate opportunity to meet him and receive council as a client. Due to his incredible understanding and empathy, his plan of action regarding my issue gave me my life back — an act of kindness of which I continue to be forever grateful! How I wish I could return the kindness!! Know that his spirit lives in each of your hearts and will guide you always. Thank you Dr Mark! ❤️ - Posted by: Heather Matthes (Patient) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Dr Bernier touched my resident lives, including mine. He taught with patience, passion, and grace. His OR days were unanimously craved by all residents. I would leave the day feeling like a superhero because he was there to hold my hand, teach me, and give me the confidence that I needed as a resident. He would do all this with a smile and light hearted chat. He taught me what it looks like to be an exceptional surgeon while exemplifing professionalism and respect for all peoples, especially learners. He supported me, and all his residents, unconditionally. I thank him from the bottom of my heart. And I thank you, his family, for sharing him with us. He will be deeply missed and his memory will be cherished. My condolences to you, his family and friends, in this most difficult time. - Posted by: Boshra Hosseini (Former resident /mentee) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • I met Mark in his second year of practice, when I was just 19 and needing life changing surgery. He was the most patient and kindest physician I'd ever met. Years later, I saw him again and his demeanour hadn't shifted at all. When I joined the UofM, working on the Bannatyne Campus, we became work friends, and I realized that he was not only a fabulous doctor, but he was simply an amazing human being. My condolences to Karen and the boys. Thank you for sharing your hero with us. - Posted by: Barbara Hewitt (Patient, work colleague) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Your husband and father was an amazing doctor and man. 5 years back your dad saved my life, he was kind and patient in explaining to me what needed to be done. He had a wonderful bedside manner and helped me at ease. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs Bernier and for your children's as well. You all will kept in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Sherryl Peters (Former patient ) on: Aug 21, 2021

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