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Gwen Bernard


Gwen Bernard
With her family by her side, Gwen Bernard of Tobique First Nation, NB, passed away peacefully at the Victoria Glen Manor on October 7, 2019.

Gwen was born in Germany on February 18, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Hilde Schmelcher. Gwen leaves behind her sons, Edgar Gagnon of Melbourne Beach, FL, Richard "Richie" Bernard (Carol) and Kelly Bernard (Carole), both of Tobique First Nation, NB; her grandchildren, Jessica Perley, Lance Paul, Jesse Gagnon, Brett Bernard, and Kelsey Bernard; her great grandchildren, Darienne Perley-Francis, Bridgette Perley-Francis, Sara Perley-Francis, Mathias Francis, Landen Perley-Paul, Aphena Gagnon-Garcia, and Lea Gagnon-Garcia; and one great great granddaughter, Hazyn Perley-Francis.

Gwen was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Peter Bernard; her great grandson, Brady Perley-Francis; along with two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral service was held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1 pm from St. Ann's Catholic Church, Tobique First Nation, NB. Father Curtis Sappier celebrated. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Music for the service was by Tracey Hamilton. The eulogy was given by Gwen's grandson, Brett Bernard.

Pallbearers were Edgar Gagnon Jr., Kelly Bernard, Brett Bernard, Vincent Nicholas, Dana Francis, and Tony Sappier.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Service Date
Friday, October 11, 2019
Service Time
1 pm
Service Location
St. Ann's Catholic Church, Tobique First Nation, NB

Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Brunswick Funeral Home

Burial Location
St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery

Requested Charity
NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society