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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roger Berard on January 9, 2022, at Lakeshore General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec.
He leaves his wife Mona (nee Vincent), his beloved children: a son Alain and daughter Chantal (René Dubé), his cherished grandchildren, Alexandre and Véronique. He also leaves behind his step-grandsons, Jean-Michel (Kelly) and Gabriel and his step-great-grandchildren, Maël and Lou.
He was predeceased by his parents, Euclide and Florestine (Delorme), and many siblings. He leaves to mourn two brothers, Charles and Camille (Marian) and one sister, Sister Emma (m.o.), also numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Not to be forgotten, the Vincent family whom he cherished very much.
Roger worked the majority of his life for the Board of Commissioners at the City of Winnipeg. Upon retirement, he worked for Tourism Winnipeg. Roger will be remembered as a dedicated volunteer at Actionmarguerite Saint-Boniface (Taché Centre) and at Saint-Boniface Hospital.
His whole life was centered on family. He was always available to help others in need. Our father enjoyed travelling with family as well as his annual Christmas trips to Quebec.
Graveside service will be held in the spring/summer 2022 in Montreal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Papa tu seras toujours dans nos coeurs.
On t'aime beaucoup.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (voluntas.ca)
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Roger's spirit and zest for life was always an inspiration and his laugh was contagious. He worked hard and was proud of his considerable accomplishments--above all, a loving and committed family. Condolences to his family and wife, Mona. My thoughts are with all of you. - Posted by: Richard Alarie (Family friend) on: Jan 17, 2022
Chère Mona, je pense à toi et à ta famille en ces moments difficiles. Je garde de très bons souvenirs de Roger comme bénévole extraordinaire aux nombreux Bingos au Centre Taché. Son dévouement, son bon sens de l'humour et sa grande gentillesse avec les résidents m'ont grandement touché. Repose en paix cher ami. Claudette - Posted by: Claudette Baril (amie) on: Jan 17, 2022
Chère Mona, je pense à toi et à ta famille dans ces moments difficiles. Je garde de très bons souvenirs de Roger comme bénévole extraordinaire aux nombreux Bingos au Centre Taché. Son dévouement, son bon sens de l'humour et sa grande gentillesse envers les résidents m'ont grandement touché. Repose en paix cher ami! Claudette - Posted by: Claudette Baril (amie) on: Jan 16, 2022
Sorry to learn of Roger's passing. He was the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners back in the day and was probably the most organized person I ever knew. His desk was completely bare except for the file he was presently working on. I don't know how he did it. Condolences to Roger's family in your time of loss. He was a dedicated public servant and will be missed. - Posted by: Jae Eadie (former City Councillor) on: Jan 15, 2022
I got to know Roger from volunteering at Wednesday night bingo at Actionmarguerite. He was such a caring and kind person to the residents. His sense of humour was wonderful and always added to the enjoyment of the evening. I was amazed when he told me the amount of time he put in volunteering. Through these covid years I have wondered how he was doing. It is good to know he was with his family in Montreal. I'm so sorry on your loss of such a wonderful person. - Posted by: Gail Holm (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
Miss you Roger! My condolences to the family! - Posted by: Kathy veroneau (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
My deep condolences to Roger’s family & wife Mona, who I’ve both known for 20+ years. He was my client at the salon for many many years & so was Mona, both amazing, loving & caring people. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you. R.I.P. - Posted by: Kevin Vogel (Hairstylist ) on: Jan 15, 2022
My condolences to Roger's friends and family. I met him while working at the airport in Winnipeg. We shared quite a few laughs over the years. - Posted by: Phil Ioculano (Acquaintance) on: Jan 15, 2022
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