It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roger Berard on January 9th 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 Action Marguerite Saint-Boniface (Taché Center) and at Saint-Boniface Hospital.
His whole life was centered on family. He was always available to help others in need. Our father enjoyed traveling 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 cœurs.
On t’aime beaucoup.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (voluntas.ca).
Gisele VandalJanuary 11, 2022 at 12:10 pm
Mon Oncle Roger was a rock for the Bérard family. Dependable, supportive & loving. He was always a pleasure to spend time with even though it was not often for me. Another big loss for our family. Sending love & hugs to Aunty Mona, Chantal & Alain during these difficult times.
Lisa BerardJanuary 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm
You will be so missed Uncle Roger.
Lorraine and Claude BerardJanuary 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm
Our sincere condolences to Mona, Chantal, Allan and family. Rest In Peace Roger.
André et Lucille La RochelleJanuary 11, 2022 at 3:17 pm
Nos plus sincères condoléances Mona, Alain et Chantal. Nos prières et nos pensées vous accompagnent.
Linda (Berard) Desrosiers-Marcel’s daughterJanuary 11, 2022 at 5:16 pm
Roger was always a happy guy who made everyone smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Kevin MouflierJanuary 11, 2022 at 5:28 pm
Our deepest condolences on the loss of such a special Man Mona, Chantal, Alain and all your family. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time XO
Marlene FeltusJanuary 11, 2022 at 5:46 pm
Such kind and true words about your dad. I always enjoyed having conversations with him. May he rest in peace.
Philippe TJanuary 11, 2022 at 5:58 pm
Alain , Toute mes sympathie à toi et ta famille . J ai toujours remarqué le rire communicatif de ton père qui vas certainement manqué à nous tous .
George and Nora FontaineJanuary 11, 2022 at 6:04 pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. Roger will not be forgotten for all his special qualities. Love to Mona, Alain, Chantal and family.
Jacqueline (Berard) and Dave HowerterJanuary 11, 2022 at 6:26 pm
Our deepest condolences to Ma Tante Mona, Alain and Chantal for your loss. You are in our thoughts as we find solace in fond memories of Mon Oncle Roger.
NathalieJanuary 11, 2022 at 6:40 pm
What comes to mind when I think of Roger is how generous he was with those around him. Il avait le cœur sur la main. He helped and touch the lives of so many through his volunteering. May he Rest In Peace.
Joan and Jean-Noel MouflierJanuary 11, 2022 at 6:43 pm
Our sincere condolences Mona, Alain , Chantal and family. Roger will be remembered for all his compassionate volunteerism throughout his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Elaine & PeterJanuary 11, 2022 at 7:19 pm
Our sincere condolences to you and the family. May he Rest In Peace.
Randall MouflierJanuary 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm
Always have fond memories of Roger’s humour and laughter when I was a young boy and would visit my godmother Mona’s home . RIP Rogers and condolences Mona, Alain, Chantal and families . Randy and Karin Mouflier
Joyce LyonJanuary 11, 2022 at 7:56 pm
Roger was always such a loving, caring father to family ! His volunteerism was a benefit to many over the years! He had such a great sense of humor! He will be missed by many! Holding you in my thoughts and prayers Mona, Alain, Chantal and family!
Robert BourbonniereJanuary 11, 2022 at 10:37 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with your family . May the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time
Laurent et Gertrude GagnéJanuary 12, 2022 at 12:06 am
Sincères condoléances à toi, Mona et ta famille.
Lynne Connolly (Roy)January 12, 2022 at 11:39 am
As his niece and the brother to my mother Gilberte, I had fond memories of his enthusiasm and jovial attitude. He volunteered at Action Margeurite to do Bingo days. Both he and Mona would wheel down the residents, including my Mom who also suffered from the same disease. I remember his positivity and kindness for these people. I will deeply miss his positivity, creativeness, and kindness. He was deeply religious and it showed in his attitude. What a tragic end for such an intelligent and compassionate man. My husband (Don) and I give our sincere condolences to his family on their loss.
Scott LyonJanuary 13, 2022 at 4:26 pm
Roger was one of a kind. I’ll always have fond memories of dinners at the house in Windsor Park. He was always so full of life and excitable especially during card games. He was the only person I ever saw eat a bun that was more butter than bread. Thinking of you all and sending love & hugs
Douglas KingJanuary 15, 2022 at 5:42 pm
I worked with Roger at the Board of Commissioners, when Ken Porter was Secretary, and afterwards with Roger as Secretary. I enjoyed working with him, and had wondered about him and his retirement after he left, but former fellow workers from The Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg had also lost touch. Very sorry to hear of his demise, and extend my condolences to his family.
Jane DickJanuary 16, 2022 at 8:04 pm
My deepest condolences to all of Roger’s family for your great loss. I worked with him at the Board of Commissioners for several years under Rick Frost. Rober was my supervisor for my first year there, but was a mentor to me throughout our time together. He was a perfectionist, and very demanding, but oh my, nothing slipped by him. He was so good at his job. He taught me so very very much, created opportunities for me, and was wonderfully supportive of me at all times. He had incredible energy, a mind like a steel trap, a profoundly compassionate spirit, and a splendid sense of humour. I can still see his smile and hear his laughter. I have wonderful memories of Roger, and will remember him always, with great fondness. I am blessed to have had him in my life. Thank you Roger. Rest in peace.