June 13, 1939 – November 12, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernie Fournier on Sunday, November 12, 2017 after a courageous four-month battle with cancer. Bernie moved to Canada in 1952 at the age of 13 from Beuson, Switzerland and after spending most of his formative years in St. Catharine’s, ON, the move was made to Alberta with his family. Bernie leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Joy; sons, Tom (Michelle) and Norm “Bubba” (Shari); grandchildren, Brandy (Jay), James, Stephen, Tyler, Shaun, Spencer and Kali; great grandchildren, Peyton and Olivia; siblings, Odile, Theresa, Moe (Margaret) and Nick (Lynn); sister-in-law, Shirley as well as many loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Marie of Switzerland. A Celebration of Bernie’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernie’s memory to the Palliative Care, Drumheller Hospital, 351 – 9 Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.