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Photo de Lillian BERNARD
Fiche créée le : 2008-11-22
Père : Joseph Bernard
Mère : Marie Louise
Décès le : 2008-11-22
Parution : 2008-12-02
Conjoint(e) : Lambert (Bert) VanBerlo
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Mrs. Lillian VanBerlo October 24, 1937 - November 22, 2008 - October 24, 1937 to November 22, 2008. A new life began for Lillian...Lillian is survived by Lambert (Bert) best friend and loving husband for 49 years. Lovingly known by the Bernard family as "Aunt Ginger". Also survived by her oldest sister Odette Buchan of Essex. Dear mother of Mark VanBerlo and wife Lori Allen VanBerlo and cherished grandchildren Blake, Brock and Bennett, Komoka, ON; Annette O'Neil and husband Kim and cherished grandchildren Caitlynn and Dillon, Tecumseh; Julie-Ann VanBerlo and husband Brendan Carnduff, Georgetown, ON. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Rena Dewaal (Bertus) of Redford MI, Mini Delaat (Henk) of Tecumseh, Tilly Van Wolde (Rene) of Amherstburg and brother-in-law Pete VanBerlo (Barb) of Tecumseh and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Joseph, mother Marie Louise, brothers Roger and Bill Bernard, sisters Emily Jacques and Murielle Ashley. Lillian was born and raised in Tecumseh. She belonged, among others, to the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO), St. Anne's Fraternity, Tecumseh and as a Vincentian in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Belle River Conference. Lillian enjoyed helping out the most needy in our midst. Her most cherished work experiences were at the Alumni Dept. University of Windsor and the Diocese of London Office on the successful 2000 Pentecost campaign. She was devoted to bringing Holy Communion to the sick for years at University Hospital in London and Hotel Dieu Hospital as well as housebound parishioners on first Fridays and Sundays. In addition she read both in French and English at daily masses in various parishes. Of the many trips taken the most cherished was a trip to the Holy Land "In the Footsteps of Jesus" an unforgettable experience. The family acknowledges the wonderful care Lillian received from our family physician Dr. Randy Holloway, the staff at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Hospice, ComCare, VON especially Jackie Robert, RN and many other organizations. Thank you to Fr. Vince Gleason for the Sacrament of the Sick, and the many prayers offered by the many organizations. She was truly prepared to meet her Lord and Saviour. Lillian's life was one of unconditional love towards all and lived without regret. Visitation will be held at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh 519-735-2830 on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Prayers will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 10 :00 a.m. from the Funeral Home then to Ste. Anne Church for Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Tony Daniels celebrant. Interment Ste. Anne Cemetery. Memorial donations to the St. Anne Secular Franciscan Order, Tecumseh Fraternity would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Lillian in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held in September 2009. Memories may be shared at


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