In Memory of Maurice Bertrand
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that Maurice passed away peacefully at home, on Friday, March 4, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. He was 86 years old.
Beloved father of Brian (Holly), Gary (Susie) and Lynda (Barry). Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Survived by his mother (Albertine) and will be missed by his brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care provided by the Orleans Palliative Care team of PSW’s, nurses and doctors.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Road, Orleans, on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca would be greatly appreciated by the family.
The ceremony may be viewed live following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKVKprT4-cM
I first met Mr. B. when Brian and Holly began dating and as things got serious between them we got to meet Linda and Barry, Susie and Gary and all the family. The love and commitment between the family was evident. We became fast friends after he gave me the outside corner of Brian and Holly’s wedding cake. Yum. What was not to love about him. Forever etched in my mind was our first camping trip together. Myself, Murray, Scott and Maureen headed out in our camping trailer to meet them. We all gathered to have our meal together at a really big picnic table and food was plentiful. We all bought some of our favourite dishes. Joy, as always, travelled with plenty of food, storied in her beloved Tupperware. I guess Mr. B. decided to have one of Joy’s home made beets stored in a very nifty Tupperware container. Extracting the beets proved to be disastrous for Mr. B. as he ended up covered in beet juice and pieces all over him. We couldn’t control our laughter, but no one laughed louder than Mr. B. He was an incredible man, so full of life and love for one and all. Mr. B. you have earned your rest and we will never forget the loving son, brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and many beloved friends. God Bless you Mr. B. until we meet again. Sincerely and with much love Vi McCullough and Family
Dear Brian, Holly and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Brian! Our deepest condolences to all! May your memories give you comfort and when you see all the grandchildren and great grandchildren may you be reminded of the legacy he left behind.
Mes sympathies à toi et toute la famille xox d une ancienne collègue de travail de Montfort.
Sue & Garry & family;
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father/father in-law.
He had a beautiful smile & eyes that that were filled with love.
May he Rest In Peace.
Monsieur Bertrand , my father-in-law, you were truly the kindest most gentle person that I was privileged to have in my life. I will forever miss seeing you in your big comfy chair sitting in the corner with your candies and lottery tickets close beside you, or doing puzzles at the dining room table and often cooking up a storm with Lynda in the kitchen. You always greeted us with your huge smile and warm hug each time. You treated my mom like a queen for which I am forever grateful. Thank you for all you have done for us and your unconditional love. I am lucky to have you live within your son Gary.
Je t’aime et je ne t’oublierais jamais. Xoxo💙🙏
To Lynda and Barry Gary and Susie Brian and Holly I am so sorry for your loss Maurice will be missed he was a very sweet man filled with love for everyone. Maurice Our Fathers arms were waiting for you rest in His loving embrace. From your sister in law Carol Ann.
To my cousins Lynda, Brian, Gary. Being pretty much your age, your parents were more like uncle and aunt to me than my cousin and her husband. I remember your dad as a kindly uncle from my childhood. I remember occasional Sunday dinners at your house, or ours. I remember playing together while the food was cooking and after dinner sitting down to watch tv together. I remember Maurice teaching my mom how to cook the wild game that I would years later catch so that it wouldn’t have that ‘wild’ taste. The last time I saw your dad was at a lunch at the Prescott a few years ago. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to talk with him, rather just a passing hello but I was sitting and chatting with Lynda and that was really nice. I would have liked to have gotten to know him adult to adult. I remember him fondly but from a child’s perspective, which I think says a lot. Although we’ve lost touch over the years my memories will always be special to me and I am glad that your dad and you guys are a part of them.
Brian, I again, want to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. May all the wonderful memories you have of your dad, sustain you in your loss and grief. Please know that all your acquaintances are empathetic to your sorrow.
Brian, I want to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. May all the wonderful memories you have of your dad, sustain you in your loss and grief. Please know that all your acquaintances are empathetic to your sorrow.
To all of Maurice’s family,
Thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this time of sorrow.
Lise and Bill Bradshaw
Mr. B was always so kind and sweet to me. At family gatherings he always had a smile and loved to watch all of his great grandchildren run around and have fun. Rest in peace Mr B, your gentle smile will never be forgotten.