In Loving Memory Of
Rhéal (Vieux Ben) Bernard
1928 ~ 2022

Moncton, NB. – Rhéal Bernard, of Moncton passed away at the Villa du Repos on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the age of 93.

Born in Balmoral, he was the son of the late Thomas and the late Marie-Louise (Lamontagne) Bernard.

Rhéal will be sadly missed by his wife Simonne, his three sons: Gabriel (Lori) Bernard of Alberta, René (Shirley) Bernard of Riverview and Jean-Charles of Ottawa; two daughters: Sophie Bernard of Ottawa and Carmen (Gilles) Bernard of Moncton; two brothers: Lauréat (Rosalie) Bernard de Atholville and Gilbert (Murielle) Bernard de Balmoral; two sisters: Marguerite Drapeau of Balmoral and Gilberte Bernard of Ottawa; five grandchildren: Jordan, Sarah, Christine, Chantal and Cassia; two great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Anna; his brother-in-law Albert; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his three brothers: Gonzague, Alphée and Guy; five sisters: Hilda, Laurette, Annette, France and Odelie; four brothers-in-law: Napoleon, Bruno, Edgar and Fernand; as well as his sister-in-law Raymonde.

In respect to Rhéal’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Donations in Rhéal’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences online at:

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage – Chartersville Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.
363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB
(506) 857-1901

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  1. Chers René, Gabriel, Sophie, Carmen, Jean-Charles,

    Nos sincères condoléance pour la perte de votre père. J’ai de beaux souvenirs de votre père lorsque nous étions des voisins sur la rue Downsview. Certains matins il nous conduisaient à l’école.

  2. Mes condoléances a la famille et amies de Rhéal de la part de Michel et Jacqueline Caissie.
    J’ai connue Rhéal a Radio-Canada Atlantique pendant mes 31 ans de travail comme caméraman
    sur l’équipe de Mobile TV.

  3. Sincères condoléances suite au décès de Rhéal. Je l’ai très bien connu lorsque je travaillais à la SRC sur la rue Archibald, de 1978 à 1983. Nous étions confrères de travail, moi j’étais à mes débuts. Il était aimé de tous ceux qui le connaissaient et j’ai de très bons souvenirs de lui.

  4. Sincere sympathy to Rheal’s family. He had a nice long life and he was an asset to Radio Canada.

  5. Nos plus sincère condoléance a mes cousins et cousines pour le décès de oncle Rhéal.

  6. Chère Simonne et la famille,
    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et la famille. Mes prières sont avec tous vous autre dans ces moments difficiles.

  7. Les membres de l’Association des retraités de Radio-Canada du N.-B. désirent offrir leur voeux de sympathies à toute la famille. Un don a été fait à la Société Alzheimer du Nouveau-Brunswick en sa mémoire.

  8. Dear family and friends of Rheal,
    My name is Lorraine (“Lori”) Joudrey. Rheal and I worked at the CBC for several years. Although I didn’t really know Rheal that well, we passed each other in the hallway from time to time. It’s funny how even, just in passing him, I got an impression of who he was. It was a pleasure to greet him on those occasions. He always acknowledged my greeting with a little smile. He carried himself with goodness in his eyes. You knew he was intelligent, and had a sense of purpose. Such a gentle soul and a gentleman! I didn’t know who his family was, but I knew Rheal loved them dearly. I grieve with you in your profound loss. With admiration and respect, Lori.

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