Bertrand, René

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Mr. René Bertrand from Hawkesbury passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of the late Étiennette Jacques; the son of the late Elie Oscar Bertrand and of the late Armandine Scott; the cherished father of Nicole (Jean Samson), Denis (Louise Joly) and Louis-Joseph (Gordon Forest); the loving grandfather of Anik (Mario Longo), Chantal (Peter Greenhill), Josée (Ed Pagett) and Geneviève (Carl Laviolette); the great-grandfather of Taylor, Alex, Milo, Kaylee, Karl, Emma, Sophie, Camryn, Owen and Annabelle; the dear brother of Bernard (late Estelle) and Marcelle (Ron). He was predeceased by three brothers, Yvon (Lucille), Gérard (late Margot) and Guy and two sisters, Éliene (late Roméo) and Pauline (late Georges Chartrand). He also leaves many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at the Prescott-Russell Residence for the dedication and excellent care given. René was a respected businessman in the community. He was a proud veteran and gave a lot of his time as a volunteer at the Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion and at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. Many years ago, he was the Mayor of L’Orignal and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. He was also a member of the Club Richelieu and the Knights of Columbus. We will greatly miss his smile and his sense of humor. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416 McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. The funeral service will be held at the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will be present at church from 10:00 a.m. to receive your condolences. For those who wish, donations to an Association of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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  • May 28, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    The Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion is very sad to have lost one of the WW 11 Veterans Mr. Rene Bertrand.
    Mr. Bertrand died peacefully on May 19th at the Prescott-Russell Residence, He was 94 years old.
    Rene was with the RCNVR during WW2, enlisted at age 16. He is one of the small numbers of Canadian Navy personnel who serve North Atlantic and the South Pacific.
    Mr. Bertrand was a great supporter of our Legion and served in almost every capacity.
    When we needed help as a volunteer, we were one of the first to volunteer.
    He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. God Bless.
    Thank You For Your Service

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