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GIRARD Bertrand, S.J.



In Richelieu, October 26th, 2018, deceased at the age of 97 years old, after 76 years of religious life, B. Bertrand Girard, S.J. Born in Saint-Gervais-de-Bellechasse. He joined the Jesuits in 1942. After his noviciate, he was a gardener, a carpenter as well as a cook in various Jesuit residences. He also took care of various activities. He worked among the Akwesasne Mohawks from 1972 to 2006. Beside his Jesuit colleagues, he leaves to mourn 2 sisters: Jeanne (wife of the late Gratien Deschênes) and Camille (wife of the late Hervé Lizotte) and one brother Antonin Yves, Cistercian monk at l'Abbaye Val Notre-Dame, as well as many nephews, nieces and friends.

The body will be reposed at Résidence Notre-Dame de Richelieu chapel, 460, 1st Street, Richelieu, Saturday, November 3rd, starting at 12h30.

Funeral will be celebrated the same day at 14h00.

In lieu of flowers, donations at Mission Jésuites (25, Jarry Street West, Montréal H2P 1S6) would be appreciated.

Funeral direction:

Maison Funéraire Trudel Inc. of Saint-Jérôme


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