Roland Bernard

Public Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Reid's Funeral Home
1063 Main Street
Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Reid's Funeral Home Chapel
1063 Main Street
Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Roland Bernard

It is with great sadness that the family of Roland Joseph Bernard announce his passing which occurred on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB. Born in Rivière-Verte, NB on May 11, 1938, he was the son of the late Alphonse & Julie (Therrien) Bernard.

Roland is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Susan (Robinson) Bernard; children: Tracy Clavette (Andrew) of Woodstock, NB and Rolanda Bernard-Docker (Thomas) of Canmore, AB; step-children: Randy Cosman (Caroline) of Rothesay, NB, Roger Cosman (Keely) of Saint John, NB, Tanya Cannon (Jason) of Saint John, NB; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brothers: Camille Bernard (Angela) of Rivière-Verte of NB and Robert Bernard of Moncton, NB; sisters: Aline Albert of Brunswick, Maine, Leontine Clavette (Gerald) of Edmunston, NB, Albertine Renguette (Reginald) of Rivière-Verte, NB, Raymonde Corriveau of Moncton, NB and Linda Bernard (Rejean) of Rivière-Verte, NB as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to his parents, Roland was predeceased by daughters; Lisa Bernard and Yvette Reynolds; brothers: Roger and Omer Bernard; Sisters: Bernadette Bernard, Yvette Bernard and Bertha Clavette.

Roland left home at the age of 14 to work in a lumber camp in Quebec. Three years later he returned home and worked on a log drive from Northern NB to Saint John, where he settled down and stayed. Roland worked on many large projects in Saint John, such as the Parkway Mall and Prince Edward Square. He started his career at the Port of Saint John as a CPR Trucker, and in 1978, as part of the “100 Saucy Brats”, he became a proud member of ILA Local 273 until his retirement in 2003. Roland’s work ethic and easy-going manner earned him the respect of all he met. Roland will be forever missed by his chosen son Jason.

A sincere thank you to the kind paramedics and the staff of 5C South, for your care to Roland in his last 24 hours.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB where visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 3 to 7pm. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11:00AM from Reid’s Funeral Home chapel. Interment will take place in the spring at Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Kingston, NB.

Donations in memory of Roland may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through:

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