In Memory of Bernard Joseph Saucier
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernard Joseph Saucier on March 11th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. He passed away surrounded by his family, after a short and brave battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Loving husband for 46 years of Nicole (née Crégheur), devoted father of Michelle (Bertrand Thériault) and Pierre (Julie Morris) and proud grandfather of Catherine & David Thériault and Adrien & Justin Saucier. He is also survived by his brothers Louis of Calgary, Joseph of Saskatoon, Henri of Courtney, BC and by many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Alphonse Saucier and Yvonne Saucier (née Schmidt) and by his brother Edouard.
Bernard was born in Saskatoon, SK on July 3rd, 1936. He was a graduate of Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, SK and of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS. A natural athlete and an avid sportsman he was a member of many baseball, hockey and football teams in his youth; later on in life he loved to be active in the great outdoors. He enjoyed exploring new destinations and travelled extensively in Europe and Canada always using his trusted road maps. During his long career as a high school teacher in Saskatchewan, in Germany (Soest and Lahr) and in Ottawa he touched many lives. During his retirement, he dedicated himself to helping others and will be remembered by many as a caring, generous and compassionate friend.
Visitations will be held at the Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Road, Orléans, on Friday, April 7th, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Funeral services to be held in the Funeral Complex Chapel on April 8th, 2017 at 11:00. Inurnment at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
Special thanks to Dr. André Gauthier and to the caring staff of the Montfort Hospital. In lieu of flowers, blood donations with Canadian Blood Services or memorial donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
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