Maurice J. Bernard
Maurice J. Bernard
  • February 27, 1932 - June 27, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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BERNARD, Maurice J. 85, of Clearwater, FL., passed away June 27, 2017. Maurice was born, second youngest of a family of 18, on February 27, 1932 to Joseph N. and Clementine (Poirier) Bernard in Balmoral, New Brunswick, Canada. He married Camilla Leger on July 26, 1958. Maurice and Camilla moved to the United States in 1968.

Maurice worked for Harris Paint and then for Square D (Schneider Electric) as a mechanical engineer, retiring after 20 years. He was a member of St Cecilia Catholic Church, St Cecelia Church Choir, President of the West Coast Purchasing Association, Teams of our Lady, and Director National Association of Purchasing Management.

Maurice is survived by his loving wife, Camilla Bernard; daughter, Michelle O Bernard; sisters, Sr. Jacqueline Bernard and Georgette Mockler, both of Canada; and brother, Jean-Marie Bernard of Canada.

Visitation will be held Sunday July 2, 2017 from 2-5 PM in Serenity Funeral Home 13401 Indian Rocks Rd. Largo, FL 33774. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clearwater with burial to follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.

Memorial Donations may be made to the American Heart Association 1101 Northchase Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30067 or The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123