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BERNATCHEZ – August

February 4, 1931 – September 27, 2010

August Bernatchez of Calgary passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 at the age of 79 years.

August was the eldest of thirteen children born to Omer and Alice Bernatchez and was raised on the family farm near Zenon Park, SK. After marrying Ada Jones of Clashmore SK, the couple moved from Saskatchewan to Alberta in the late 1950’s to raise a family in Calgary. A man of many talents, August enjoyed careers in a number of fields including accounting, transport trucking, and was involved in real estate for most of his working life. A skilled handyman, it seemed there were few things he couldn’t build or repair. He was a quiet man whose strong family values, respect for others and sense of duty were reflected in his words and actions. His playful spirit and generous nature will be missed.

August is survived by his loving children, Giselle (John) Feddema, Jacqueline (Stephen) Sheridan, David Bernatchez, and cherished granddaughter Rachel Feddema. He is also survived by his much loved sisters and brothers Rita (Charlie) Freeman, Rollande Jones, Angeline Jones, Cecile (George) Walker, Peter (Marguerite) Bernatchez, Robert Bernatchez, Theresa (Conrad) Aden and Denise Nowoselski. He was predeceased by twin infant siblings Henri and Henriette Bernatchez, his parents Omer and Alice Bernatchez, brothers John and Daniel Bernatchez, and brother in law Victor Nowoselski.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Holy Family Cemetery in Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Beverly Center Glenmore Auxiliary, c/o The Beverly Center Glenmore 1729 90th Ave. SW Calgary, AB T2V 4S1. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Beverly Centre Glenmore who cared for August the past eight years, and to Dr. Calder and the nurses on Unit 73 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their compassionate care these last days.

In living memory of August Bernatchez, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Theresa Shaver :

    Dear Jacquie and your family:

    My deepest sympathies at the passing of your dad. It doesn’t matter how old our parents are it is difficult to be there when they leave this world.

    Having lost my dad and step-dad – all I can share is that remember the positive memories – no one can take those from you.

    God bless you all
    Theresa

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  2. Lucy Sheridan :

    Jacquie, Stephen and Family;
    Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this especially difficult time.
    Remember that as long as you keep his memory alive in your heart he lives on . . . . .
    Luv ya,
    Lucy

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  3. Allan & Terri Edwards :

    To all August’s Family,

    We send our Sincere Sympathys & know you will all remember the Happy times you had & that he is at Peace & is Joyful with Reuniting with those who have gone before him.

    Peace be with you all

    Love Allan & Terri

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  4. Celeste Tincombe :

    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Father and brother. Uncle August will always be remembered fondly. Best wishes,
    Celeste, Michael, Eric, Julia and Claire Tincombe

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  5. Giselle, Jacquie, David, and entire Bernatchez family,
    Our love and prayers are with you all. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you in this time.
    Love
    Les, Audrey, Lyndsay, & Alanna

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  6. Dear David, Jacquie, Stephen, Giselle, John & Rachel:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be with you during this difficult time, but will keep you close in our hearts and prayers.

    Much love and prayers
    Anne, Brian, Amanda & Nicole

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  7. Lisa and Mike Boyd :

    Dave,
    We were very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We hope that all of the good memories of him will help to comfort you now and in the months to come. Thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our prayers.

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  8. Don & Kim Bourgeois :

    Dave
    We thought of you in Antigonish and wish to pass along our condolences on the passing of your father. From your Xavarian family our prayers are with you.

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  9. Tony & Anne Badyk :

    Dave and Family,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you are at peace as I know it is not easy dealing with a sick loved one.
    Thinking of you always,

    Tony & Anne

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  10. Sharon (Campbell) Quinn :

    Dave,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I lost my dad recently after a long illness and understand the sadness that weighs in ones heart.

    He is at peace…..God Bless.

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