Oshawa Funeral Home

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Bernie Bell

October 16, 1934February 8, 2019

BELL, Bernadette “Bernie” October 16, 1934 – February 8, 2019 A life well lived - Bernie passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019 after a long journey with Alzheimer’s. Much loved Mother of Bob Martin (Nancy) and Susan Martin. Adored Nana of Rob, Ted (Heidi), Wes, Erin (Steve), Andrew, Mark, Sean (Maddie). Great Nana to Sawyer, Emmitt, Adrien and Adelei. Born in Sault Ste. Marie to George and Lillian Bouillion, along with siblings Robert (Cece) and the late Delores Belanger and Theresa Eaton. Predeceased by husbands John Martin and Eugene Bell. Special Aunt Bernie to many nieces and nephews, sister-in-law and friend to all she met. Bernie lived a full, wonderful life in Sault Ste. Marie, until the time was best to move her to Wynfields Home in Oshawa, where she was cared for and closer to immediate family in her final years as she coped with the effects of Alzheimer’s. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) from 1:00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Victorian Room at 3:00 p.m. Bernie will travel back to the Soo, where an Interment and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Final details to be published. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Interment

    Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Michelle Pavoni Inch

March 9, 2019

Bobby and Susan....So sorry to hear of the passing of my mom's (Cecile Lavallee Pavoni) cousin Bernie....I remember driving to London with Bernie to bring her to Bobby's house...It was a pleasant drive and we had a great conversation...Prayers and thoughts to all...


Tom and Teres Bouillion

February 18, 2019

Auntie Bernie So many great memories of her and family. Her smiling face every time we visited . Her great stories and her great advice. I will always remember her as the truly joyfull ,loving person that she was.

Allyson Eamer

February 15, 2019

Dear Sue and family
My heart goes out to you at this time of the loss of your dear mother. Sue, your co-workers are all thinking about you and we send our deepest condolences. Your mother was blessed to have your loving care, and you were blessed to have hers. There will be a grand reunion some sweet day!

Lynne Belanger

February 12, 2019

Auntie Bernie:
I have so many fond memories of when we lived in the Soo! I loved our family dinner get togethers at Memere and Pepere's! Bob and Susan and my brother, Rick and I playing together!
You were so supportive when my mother had Alzheimer's. At the onset you came out to help organize and tried to make things easier for her. You and I spoke on the phone several times during her illness, when I was unfortunately living away from her at the time.
May you be at peace and rejoin your sisters, Theresa and Del!
Thank you for being my Auntie Bernie!
Love you always!

Lynne Belanger

Marnie Jolicoeur

February 12, 2019

My dearest Aunt Bernie,
You were always there for me no matter what, like a 2nd mom to me, always giving your best advice, always listening and laughing with me. You were also one of those rare people who could talk just as long as me. I remember some mornings at your house we would sit for hours while sipping our coffee and chat and next thing you know it's after lunch and both of us haven't even eaten breakfast yet haha.
You were my most favorite Confidant. I admired your grace and your wisdom.
I will always love you and never forget you.
Your Loving Niece, Marnie xo


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