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LOSIER-LONG, Bernice

September 22, 1958 – December 20, 2011

After a brave and unrelenting battle with ALS, Bernice Marie Losier-Long of Calgary passed away Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at the age of 53 years.

Born in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick, Bernice was a longtime resident of Calgary. For the past twenty years she was employed with Russel Metals Inc., most recently in the position of Credit Manager. She was loved by all who knew her through her many acts of kindness, wisdom, generosity, warmth and sense of humor. She was a talented cook, a caring mother, a loving wife and held a special fondness for family, the outdoors and travel. Her presence will be dearly missed.

Bernice is survived by her loving husband, Ron Long and two beautiful daughters, Sarah, 22, and Alex, 15. Bernice was part of a large supportive family of eleven children including four sisters – Micheline Losier (Louise Lapointe), Montreal, Ginette Losier (Jean-Marie Robichaud), Gatineau,QC, Claudine Robichaud (Oneil), Tracadie-Sheila, NB and Joanne Lefort (Gordon), Oakville, ON, and five brothers, Claude (Elda) and Guy (Micheline) of Tracadie-Sheila, NB, Yvon (Yvette Arseneault) of Iqaluit, NT, Mauril (Debbie) of Mississauga, ON and Daniel of Calgary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Melita and her parents Azade Losier and Rosanna (Hache). Bernice is also survived by her father-in-law Dennis Long and brother-in-law Gary Long (Beth) and family of Calgary.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the ALS Society of Alberta and NWT, #250, 4723 – 1 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4Y8, Telephone: 403-228-3857, http://www.alsab.ca.

In living memory of Bernice Losier-Long, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Bruce, Dana, Jaden and Cooper :

    We are so very, very sorry about the loss of your brave and courageous Mom and Wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  2. Mike, June and Nicole McMullen :

    Ron, Sarah and Alex…We are so sorry and saddened to hear about your loss. May all the fond memories that you shared help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. Our sincere sorrow for the loss of a beautiful wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ron, Sarah and Alex as we share in your pain. May God be with you all.

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  4. Claire Williams :

    I wasn’t lucky enough to meet Bernice in person, but I got to know her through Ron’s stories. His admiration and adoration for his beautiful wife was always very evident. In the past few years he spoke often of her fortitude and courage. She will greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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  5. Allan, Karen and Allison Gallant :

    Ron, Sarah, and Alex,

    Our hearts are heavy for you. Much love.

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  6. Your family has dealt with this journey with Bernice with such love and grace. May you all be filled with peace in these coming days.

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  7. Aline Rousselle-Theriault :

    My sincere condolences to the Long family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bernice was a dear childhood and school friend. She will be missed. Mes sinceres sympathies a la famille Losier, Bernice est partie trop jeune. Bon Courage!

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  8. Diane (Haché) Comeau :

    Sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Vraiment peinée d’apprendre la nouvelle. Bon courage à son époux et ses enfants. J’ai une pensée spéciale pour Joanne, Claudine et les autres frères et soeurs.

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  9. Our thoughts are with you Ron, Sarah, Alexandra and the family. May you find courage and hope in this very difficult time. I will always remember Bernice as a very happy and generous friend. I will miss her very very much!!
    Love,
    Diane (Thelma’s sister)
    XOX

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  10. Père Robert Allain :

    Aux membres des familles Losier et Long et surtout à vous Yvon et Yvette mes plus sincères sympathies et l’assurance de mes prières.
    En toute amitié,
    Père Robert Allain
    Bouctouche, N.B.

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  11. Laura Harrison :

    I am so very sorry about your sad loss. Please know that my thoughts are with you all. Laura

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  12. mes très chère condoléances a une grande amie a ce temps de l’année.

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  13. Jacques et Louise Ranger ( famille ) :

    Nous sommes des amis de Mme Claudine Robichaud,soeur de la défunte Bernice Losier-Long.Nous voulons vous témoigner nos plus sincères condoléances à la suite de ce décès qui nous attriste par le fait même. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent en ce moment de tristesse. Que le Seigneur vous donne la force et le courage de passer à travers cette dure épreuve de la vie, qui certes, vous permettra de connaître des jours plus heureux sans oublier la douce image de votre chère (soeur, mère) disparue…

    Jacques et Louise Ranger
    Tracadie-Sheila, N.-B.

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  14. Clifford McGraw Rue Arseneau :

    SINCERES CONDOLÉANCES….

    En ce moment difficiles, sachez que nos pensées les plus sincères vous accompagnent,,,,
    Pour Bernice nous avons tous connu leur belle familles nous étions leur voisin de l’autre rue,,,,

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  15. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Bernice was a lovely person with a caring spirit. Joanne Eastly

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  16. Ron, my thoughts are with you and Sarah and Alex. I know that you will always cherish your many happy memories with Bernice. God bless you – her long hard battle is over. Nancy

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  17. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your daughters at this extremely difficult time. May you feel of the Saviour’s mercy and love for you and Bernice as you go through this difficult time.

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  18. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  19. Doug and Jean Robb :

    To you Ron, Sarah, and Alex – we send our heart felt condolences on the loss of your wife and Mum. We were not close to Bernice, because of distance, but we were aware of her health problems and knew that she faced her life with strength and dignity. We know she was a lovely, warm and friendly person and will be sadly missed by family and all who knew her. Doug Jean and family Edmonton

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  20. We are so very sorry for your loss! We are thinking of you and your daughters and wish you much strength at this difficult time.

    Iris and Alan Ley

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  21. Mike & Susan Goodrow :

    Ron,Sarah and Alexandra please accept our deepest condolences. Bernice was a delightful and gracious lady. She will be greatly missed.

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  22. guy,micheline and julien guy losier :

    Our sincere condolence to our brother in-law Ron and nieces Sarah and Alex. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Bernice. Love the Losier family

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  23. Sandy Courtney :

    My sincerest condolences to you. I spoke with Bernice on a monthly basis for years as I requested invoices or made payments. I looked forward to our brief conversations as she was such a friendly and competent voice representing Russel Metals.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sandy Courtney

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  24. Francis Lefort, Dana Marcon and Patrick :

    Ron and Family:

    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I know
    you will find strength and support through family and friends.

    Francis, Dana and Patrick Lefort

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  25. Dear Mr. Long and family,
    We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Take care.
    Jillian

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  26. Michel Lavigne and Sherry Wheeler :

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    We both loved Bernice dearly and are very sad to see her move on. She leaves a hole in our heart. There is no one that was kinder and more genuine than Bernice. We are glad to have known her.

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  27. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolence.

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  28. Vicky Haché Benoit :

    Nous désirons vous souhaite nos sincères condoléance, on vous dit d avoir le courage de continuer, meme si c est difficile surtout en cette periode de l année. A toute ses frères et soeurs, et sa famille son mari et enfants. Vicky et J. Marie Benoit de Tracadie Sheila, N. B.

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  29. Claude,Elda,Rene,Stephanie and Julie :

    Our sincere condolences to you Ron, Sarah and Alex. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief, may you find strength in knowing that she watches over you. With all of our love and prayers, the Losier family.

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  30. Rose Anne (Lefort) Davis :

    Our sincere condolences for your loss of a beautiful wife, mother and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Blessings to you and your family.

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  31. Franquie and Leigh Parkinson :

    Ron, Sarah and Alex – Leigh and I were so sorry to hear of Bernice’s passing. You all supported her so bravely through her illness and I know that your strength helped her through. Her sunny smile and joyful laughter will forever be etched in my heart. You are all in our thoughts.

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  32. Jude Duguay et Exodia Rouselle :

    Nous sommes désolé d’apprendre cette nouvelle.
    Nos sincère sympathies aux familles.

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  33. Denise Lefort and Eddie Poole :

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family members of Bernice. We are thinking of you at this sorrowful time.

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  34. Rondeana Milburn :

    Ron our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.

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  35. YVETTE ARSENAULT (YVON LOSIER IQALUIT ) :

    MES PLUS SINCÈRES CONDOLÉANCES À LA FAMILLE À BERNICE À CALGARY AINSI QU’A LA FAMILLE LOSIER.
    YVETTE, QUÉBEC.

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  36. Marena McLaughlin et Ernest Thibodeau :

    C’est avec grands regrets que nous apprenons le décès de votre soeur Bernice à un si jeune âge.
    Marena et moi vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances.
    Nos pensées vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.

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  37. Stella McLaughlin et famille :

    Nous vous offrons à toute la famille nos plus sincères condoléances.
    C’est avec tristesse que nous avons appris le décès de Bernice.

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  38. Catherine Thurston :

    Ron and Family

    My heart goes out to you all. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Catherine Thurston

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  39. I am so very sorry to hear about Bernice. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers daily for a very long time now. I have been astonished at the bravery, love and courage that you have all demonstrated as a family. Your family is truly an inspiration to many. I can only imagine what life for all of you has been like these last few years and yet you have all faced each day with a smile. Please do not hesitate to contact our family if you ever need anything at all.

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  40. Debbie Losier (fille à Yvon Losier) :

    Mes plus sincères condoléances. Je n’ais pas eu l’opportunité de connaitre Bernice en personne, mais je sais que mon papa l’aimait beaucoup. Je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage pour surmonter cette épreuve.

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  41. Ron, words can not express my sorrow for your loss.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    God Bless,

    Ann

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  42. Eileen Wells, Spokane Wa. :

    I am praying for God to be very close to you during this time. I wish I could be there for hugs but please know they are with you even though I’m not. May Bernice’s peace be your peace. With love from our family.

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  43. Howard Ferguson and Corinne Duclos :

    We are good friends of Claudine and O’neil, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss and wish that you find peace in this difficult time. I have worked with Bernice in Tracadie-Sheila she was a very good friend and I will always remember her beautiful friendship.

    A la famille Losier nos sinceres condoléances et bon courage.

    Howard Et Corinne

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  44. a toute la famille Losier et Long spécialement a toi Johanne je d offre mes sincere condoléances suite a cette énorme perte pour vous tous. Nous sommes loin physiquement mais sache que tu es dans mon coeur et pensée. A travers ces quelque lignes puisse tu trouver le réconfort et le soutienqui te permettera de surmonter ton chagrin une amie de tres loin mais qui pense souvent a toi Anne Sonier

    ( LA DOULEUR S’ ESTOMPE AVEC LE TEMPS)
    encore toute mes condoléance à la famille Losier

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  45. à toi johanne et famille losier
    mes plus sincères condoléances suite au dèces de Bernice mème si on est loin j espere que ce petit mot de reconforteras en pensant a moi une amie d enfance je pense souvent a toi
    Anne Sonier et la famille Sonier (Paula,Nicole,Jean-Claude Tony)

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  46. Dear Ron and girls, we are very sad and sorry. Bernice was a great mom and wife, we are sure you will have many fond memories The Matheson,

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  47. Joanne Mallais :

    C’est avec grande tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de Bernice avec qui j’ai eu la chance de cohabiter à Montréal. Je vous transmets mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille Losier, son mari et ses deux belles filles. Bon courage et mes pensées sont avec vous.

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  48. Mauril, Debbie, Chelsey and Samantha Losier :

    Our sincere condolences to you Ron, Sarah and Alex. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief. She will be greatly missed by all.

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  49. Ron, I never met you but I was fortunate to meet Bernice. I know you will miss her a lot because she was a special person. Only time will relief some of your pain and then I am sure you will have great memories. My sincere condoleances. Take care.

    Mes priere pour ta famille.

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  50. Linda (Losier) Butler :

    My sincere condolences to Ron, Sarah, Alex and the entire Losier family. I am so very sorry to hear of Bernice’ passing. I remember how beautiful and very happy she was on her wedding day and how she could light a room with her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this terrible time. I pray that wonderful memories will warm you hearts through this difficult time.
    God Bless, Linda (Losier) Butler

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  51. Denise Hache Cambia :

    Avec grande tristesse le deces de Bernice une amie de longue date et grandies ensemble. Mes sinceres condoleances a toute la famille,son mari et ses deux filles.

    Our sincere condolences to passing away of my dear freind Bernice that I grew with and gone to school even move to Montreal together but after so many years we parted away without contacting each other I truly missed her and sadden when I heard the news.
    And to the family of Bernice, my condolences to Ron and two daughters, Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief. We all greatly missed her.

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  52. Ron, Sara & Alex
    What a beautiful picture, what a beautiful wife, mother, sister………She shall be greatly missed. Full of life and love……..It really has been a few years of loss. This year in one of my Christmas cards I received a poem ” My First Christmas In Heaven” and although it made me cry it also gave me great joy to read it so I shall share it with you.

    I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
    With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflected on the snow.
    This sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
    For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

    I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
    But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.
    I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring
    For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

    I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart;
    But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.
    So be happy for me, loved ones, you know I hold you dear
    And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

    I send you all a special gift, from my heavenly home above
    I send you each a memory of my undying love.
    After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold
    It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

    Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do
    For I can’t count the blessing or love He has for each of you.
    So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
    Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

    Sending a truck load of hugs and love Linda

    Linda & Bill Chubaty

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  53. Ron, Sarah, Alex,
    Mum and myself were very saddened to hear about Bernice. It was lovely to have met her when I visited you in Calgary. We are thinking of you all at this time.
    -Alan Wylie & Evelyn Wylie.

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  54. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in God and lean into for strength.

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  55. Dear Ron,
    So sorry to hear about Bernice. My thoughts and prayers are with you,Sarah and Alex.
    Best Wishes
    Zee Ladak

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  56. Diane Giordano :

    So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Diane Giordano

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  57. Reg & Sandra Snow :

    To Ron and Family
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Bernice’s passing. The world has lost a wonderful lady. Our condolences to you and all your family.

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  58. Dear Ron and girls, Joanne and all the Losier family:
    It was with sadness but thanksgiving that I heard the news of Bernice’s passing. She struggled for so long, always positive, until she knew that the end was coming. She will be greatly missed by all of you and her many friends, but know that we hold you in our hearts and prayers as you go through these difficult days. May our loving God bless you with peace to calm your fears, strength to support your weakness, faith to drive away despair, love to fill your loneliness, and hope to conquer doubt. Treasure your many memories of a beautiful person who is now with her loving God who called her into being.
    Sincerely, Irene Lefort.

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  59. Jody, Michelle, Emma and Lauren :

    Dear Ron, Sarah and Alex,

    Our thoughts are with you and if there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate. Our deepest condolences and love for strength at this time.

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  60. Johanne, David, Megan, Alyson, and Sarah :

    To Ron, Sarah , Alex and our friend Joanne, It is with great sadness that we learned of Bernice’s passing. We had the pleasure of meeting her in Oakville. May she rest in peace. Please accept our condolences. David and Johanne and Family.

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