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Lionel Bernard May 29, 1956 - April 26, 2022

In loving memory of Lionel Bernard who passed away peacefully at age 65 on April 25, 2022 at Princess Court.

Lionel is predeceased by his wife Eva, son Darren and parents Harry and Violet.

He is survived by his sons Terence (Rebecca), Chris (Jess), daughter Melanie, grandchildren Connor, Merrick, Kaia, Zyra, and Deklyn, siblings Annie, Marilyn, and Robert (Louise) and numerous other family members.

Lionel was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking trips to the cabin. One of his favourite pastimes was taking his dog Peta for rides in his truck; they were an inseparable pair who both loved each other to the moon and back.

Lionel also took comfort in attending church every Sunday at Dryden’s Pentecostal Full Gospel Church, it was something he looked forward to every week.

We want to thank the staff at both Princess Court and Dryden Regional Health Centre for taking exceptional care of the patriarch of our family and showing him kindness and compassion during his stay with both facilities.

Visitation will be held at the Dryden Community Funeral Home from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Sunday May 1, 2022. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 pm at Dryden Community Funeral Home with Pastor Velma Henderson officiating. Interment to follow at the Dyment cemetery.


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    Tracy Callewaert says

    My deepest condolences to the family. The short time that he was in princess court he was an absolute blessing. We always got him to smile a big goofy smile and it made our day.

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    Marycath Bleich says

    To Lionel’s family and friends.
    Lionel was kind and generous.
    Eva was helping me to be around larger animals and asked Lionel to hoist me up onto Sadie. Whenever I think of him I hear him grunt while lifting/shoving me onto Sadie.
    Rest In Peace Lionel

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    James & Kate Kroeker says

    Lionel was a great friend. We enjoyed many adventures with Lionel and Eva when she was alive – fishing, canoe and camping trips, New Years at Pair-a-Dice. Lionel used to make fantastic ski trails for Eva and me, even though he didn’t enjoy skiing. He was probably one of the strongest men we knew. He was also very creative and liked his home and yard and trapper’s shack to look neat and tidy and aesthetically pleasing. He was always willing to lend a hand and had much knowledge of the land and old ways to share. There is so much James and I could say about awesome times spent together with Lionel. We miss him and will always remember Lionel with fondness and gratitude.

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Donations may be made to the DRHC Foundation through Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 2X3