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Paul P. Bernier Sr.

January 16, 1947October 6, 2021
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Paul P. Bernier 1947-2021

West Bowdoin – Paul P. Bernier 74, of West Rd. West Bowdoin passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday October 6, 2021. He was born at the family farm in West Bowdoin on January 16, 1947, the youngest child of the late George E. and Jeannette (Morin) Bernier. Educated in local schools, he graduated from Lisbon High in 1965. After a brief stint in the Navy, Paul worked as a woodsman, heavy equipment operator, truck driver, maintenance man, and terminal manager for a major transportation company, among various other jobs. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could be counted on to tackle whatever lay before him. He enjoyed being outside and could often be found cutting wood or tinkering on an old Ford pickup. Always busy, he would always take time to visit with whoever stopped by, or to lend someone a hand. He was loved by everyone who knew him well, and will be missed most of all for his love of laughter and constant desire to make those around him laugh.

He is survived by his son Paul Bernier Jr. of Richmond, daughter Laura Bernier of Lisbon, stepsons Tim Wagg of Wiscasset and Tom Wagg and wife Angie of Wiscasset, stepdaughters Lisa David of Lewiston and Lori Bureau and fiance Jeff Mason of Litchfield, daughter of longtime companion Gertrude, Billie Jo Weddle and husband Brad of Utah, former daughter-in-law Stephanie Bernier of Topsham, brothers George R. Bernier and wife Pinkie of West Bowdoin, Normand Bernier and wife Jeannine of Litchfield, and Richard Bernier of Bowdoin, sisters Lillyette Cornish of Bowdoin, Rachel Dolezal and husband Warren of California, and Helena Clifford and husband Richard of Sabattus, sixteen grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, a sister Jeannette Bernier, wife Arlene (Harris) Bernier, companion Gertrude Hanson, granddaughter Hailey Emery, and grandson Tristan Wagg.

On line Condolences can be shared at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com A service will be held at West Bowdoin Baptist Church on October 30 at 11:00 am, followed by a brief graveside gathering and reception. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Dempsey Center would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951.

Services

30 October

Funeral Servie

11:00 am

West Bowdoin Church

West Rd.
West Bowdoin, ME

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Shirley tourtelotte

October 26, 2021

My condolences to the family of Paul Sr always enjoyed talking with Paul when he visited son Paul jr. And talking with Paul Sr onphone was a great guy Rip Paul .

Kat Paquet

October 20, 2021

Our hearts are broken.
Uncle Paul was always joking and laughing.
He was my fathers youngest brother and Dads close friend.
He was with us a lot as we grew up.
Even when he was trying to scold us he had a smirk and a joke to lighten the blow.
I will miss his twinkly eyes and mischievous sense of humor.
I Love you Uncle Paul!
Rest in Peace

David and Becky Gross

October 19, 2021

Paul was truly an admirable man. He never spoke badly of anyone and always had a smile. He would give the shirt off his back in order to help anyone who needed it. He was an extremely hard worker. He truly will be missed by many. To all of his family, we are very sorry for your loss, and prayers of comfort go out to all of you. Heaven gained a truly kind soul.

Judie Aldrich

October 19, 2021

He was my Uncle Paul many years ago. I have fond memories of him, my Aunt and cousins. No matter how old I became, he was always still "Uncle Paul ". He was very much loved ❤ and will be missed by all❤

Kenneth & Susan Heath

October 17, 2021

We would like to express our sympathy to the Bernier family. Paul was like a brother to Ken and Ken considered him his best friend. Ken and I enjoyed Paul's company. He will be greatly missed.

Sincerely,
Susan and Kenneth Heath

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Biography

Paul P. Bernier
1947-2021
West Bowdoin – Paul P. Bernier 74, of West Rd. West Bowdoin passed away suddenly and
unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday October 6, 2021. He was born at the family farm in West
Bowdoin on January 16, 1947, the youngest child of the late George E. and Jeannette (Morin) Bernier.
Educated in local schools, he graduated from Lisbon High in 1965. After a brief stint in the Navy, Paul
worked as a woodsman, heavy equipment operator, truck driver, maintenance man, and terminal
manager for a major transportation company, among various other jobs. He was a jack-of-all-trades and
could be counted on to tackle whatever lay before him. He enjoyed being outside and could often be
found cutting wood or tinkering on an old Ford pickup. Always busy, he would always take time to
visit with whoever stopped by, or to lend someone a hand. He was loved by everyone who knew him
well, and will be missed most of all for his love of laughter and constant desire to make those around
him laugh.
He is survived by his son Paul Bernier Jr. of Richmond, daughter Laura Bernier of Lisbon, stepsons
Tim Wagg of Wiscasset and Tom Wagg and wife Angie of Wiscasset, stepdaughters Lisa David of
Lewiston and Lori Bureau and fiance Jeff Mason of Litchfield, daughter of longtime companion
Gertrude, Billie Jo Weddle and husband Brad of Utah, former daughter-in-law Stephanie Bernier of
Topsham, brothers George R. Bernier and wife Pinkie of West Bowdoin, Normand Bernier and wife
Jeannine of Litchfield, and Richard Bernier of Bowdoin, sisters Lillyette Cornish of Bowdoin, Rachel
Dolezal and husband Warren of California, and Helena Clifford and husband Richard of Sabattus,
sixteen grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, a sister Jeannette Bernier, wife Arlene (Harris) Bernier, companion
Gertrude Hanson, granddaughter Hailey Emery, and grandson Tristan Wagg.
On line Condolences can be shared at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com
A service will be held at West Bowdoin Baptist Church on October 30 at 11:00 am, followed by a brief
graveside gathering and reception. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Dempsey Center would be
appreciated. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951.