Compte tenu de la situation exceptionnelle que nous vivons actuellement, pour cause de pandémie, il est toujours possible de recevoir les condoléances au salon funéraire, mais sous le respect des reco...

Vera (Orlowski) Bernardelli

10 août 19543 janvier 2021

Viewing and service will be on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White in Pointe-Claire. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, viewing and service in person will be by invitation only.

The funeral service will be livestreamed from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. for the ones who cannot attend ; the link is below, under "Services".

Knowing your thoughts and prayers are with us is comforting.


22 janvier

Visites / Visitation

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Collins Clarke MacGillivray White


222, autoroute 20
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9S3X6

22 janvier

Messe commémorative / Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Collins Clarke MacGillivray White


222, autoroute 20
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9S3X6


Vera (Orlowski) Bernardelli


Esther Olijnyk

19 janvier , 2021

Dear Tony,

Our hearts are very heavy to hear of my friend Vera's passing. We only reconnected almost 10 years ago as our families knew each other as children growing up. Her mom came to my wedding over 30 years ago and I went to her funeral, things were much easier then than they are today. We had alot in common looking back. I will always appreciate how Vera included Brittany and I over many holidays during some very tough times in my life despite her illness. She will be sadly missed and will be in our hearts always. I'm grateful to have gotten to know her, and she is now pain free in heaven with our Lord.
Sincerest condolences,

Esther & Brittany

Jacqueline Vaquer

18 janvier , 2021

My deepest condolences. I knew Vera through the Chronic Pain group. She took the time to speak to me about my pain even though she was suffering so much. Vera fought to the end. May she no longer have pain.

Terry Sante

18 janvier , 2021

Memories of Aunty Vera – by her nephew, Terry Sante

Some of my earliest memories of Aunty Vera would be visiting her in the little house next to Granny’s. I remember setting up a remote control racing track in her bedroom, that Jason and I had received as a Christmas present, and enjoying playing with that (for what seemed like) hours.
I would look forward to our tradition of Christmas dinner at Uncle Tony and Aunty Vera’s and sometimes even sleep-overs to follow.
One memory in particular that stands out, is a certain sleepover where we stayed up late and watched the Miss America pageant with both Aunty Vera and Uncle Tony.
In my mind, Aunty Vera was so proud of Percy (her big cat) and Sadie (her dog).
I also remember her smurf figurine collection that hung on her wall.
I can still hear her “mock anger” voice calling “TONNNYYY!!!”. (Disclaimer – In my memory it was a mock exasperated anger. Only Uncle Tony knows if it really was…)
I remember feeling like we were always in on a secret with Aunty Vera, that we weren’t just kids, that we were just like her, and should be privy to whatever information she had.

I’m thankful for the memories I have of Aunty Vera. It always seemed like we were meeting new “friends” that she had made. I’m thankful that she believed that Jesus had paid the price for her sin on the cross, and that today, we have a certainty that she is with Him in glory. No longer needing to go for “treatments”, no longer in pain.
Jennifer, our girls, and I are praying for peace and comfort at this time, especially for Uncle Tony.

II Corinthians 5:6-8
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Marilyn Quinn

17 janvier , 2021

Our very deepest sympathies for your loss.
We have many fond memories of both of you especially the "meet your neighbor" nights. Always a lot of laughs.
Ken, Marilyn & Erin

Hilda Brown

16 janvier , 2021

So many great memories. Like everyone stated, although she had her own trials and tribulations, she always had time to LISTEN to others and really HEAR what was being said. The world is a much better place because of her earthly presence in it. I will forever cherish my memories and keep them close to my heart. My condolences and deepest sympathy to you Tony, Lydia, Luba and Peter, her nieces & nephews, and her endless friendships she made during her time on earth. I know for sure she was greeted with open arms and hugs from the loved ones that preceded her, especially her mother.

Coleen and Ron Proietti

16 janvier , 2021

Vera was one of the kindest and most out going people we knew. She always had an encouraging word while still keeping it real. She touched our hearts very deeply with her strength and perseverance even while suffering so much. A real testament to her Saviour who lived His life with love and suffering. You are missed Vera.

Iryna Mastromatteo Sarachman

15 janvier , 2021

I met Vera through the Chronic pain group a few years ago. It has only been in the last three years that that we could turn to each other for support .
I was in a very dangerous mental place and turned to her. She was able to guide me back home, a safe place.
The love she radiated that day will forever stay in my heart. She blessed my life, my guardian Angel Vera.
You will be forever missed by me and always in my thoughts.

Terry Carvelli

13 janvier , 2021

Dear Tony,

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Vera. May God give you strength and courage during this difficult time. We enjoyed every moment with Vera and are blessed to have met her. May she rest in peace.
Please let us know if you need anything at all Tony. We are here for you.

Terry, Ronnie, Samantha, Vanessa, Ricky

Luigia Cistera

12 janvier , 2021

Even though Vera faced her own health issues, she was always ready to provide me and others with encouragement and support, all with a soft sense of humour. I will dearly miss Vera.
My sincerest condolences to you and all who knew her well.

Mona Timmons

12 janvier , 2021

Dear Anthony: On behalf of the West Island Chronic Pain Support Group and myself, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of Vera. Despite all of her health challenges, she always had a smile on her face and was caring towards others. She was a true believer in Jesus Christ so I know she has now found peace and rest with our Lord.