Walsh Mourns the Passing of Br. Henri Bernier
What's New, 2014-04-10
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers Brother Henri Bernier, former associate professor of language arts at Walsh University, who passed into the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Biddeford, Maine.
While serving at Walsh University for over 25 years, he had positions as an associate professor as well as serving as the Brothers' superior, house bursar and - as a hobby - gardener and substitute cook. His convivial personality earned him many invitations to golf outings. In 2004, Walsh University presented him with a Distinguished Service Award and in 2009 he was awarded the Walsh Lifetime Achievement Award.
Br Bernier was born August 4, 1915 and was the son of Antoine and Rose Anna (Ruel) Bernier of Fall River, Mass. Educated in the parish schools of Notre Dame Parish, he began his career as a religious Brother in February 1928. In August 2013, he celebrated 82-years as a religious Brother.
Rite of Reception will be held for Br. Bernier at 4:00 p.m. April 23, 2014 at the Notre Dame Chapel in Alfred, ME . On Thursday, April 24, visitation will begin at the chapel at 10:00 a.m. prior to the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at the Brothers' Cemetery in Alfred.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Brothers' Retirement Fund, c/o Br. Jerome Lessard, P.O. 159 Alfred, ME 04002. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale, ME.
Condolences can be expressed at Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home.