Bernie Lafontaine of Williamsburg died suddenly at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Nov. 5, 2002. He was 61.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1941 in Ottawa. He worked as a stationary engineer with the RCMP until he retired in 1995. He was raised in Ottawa and lived there until 1987 when he moved to the Morrisburg area.
Mr. Lafontaine was the loving companion of Muriel McLean. His parents were the late Rene Lafontaine and Helena (nee Monahan).
He is survived by children John (Donna), Shannon and Sarah, all of Ottawa. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Rene (Marge) of Johnstown, George of Montreal, Ed (Debbie) of Morrisburg, Rich (Mado) of Prescott, Phil (Sonya) of Prescott, Gloria Levere of Cardinal, Audrey (Eldon) Strong of Nova Scotia, Vera Smith of Ottawa and Joan (Gerry) Pollex of Ottawa.
He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Scott, Todd and Anick Lafontaine. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was an avid outdoorsman who had a keen interest in hunting, trapping, fishing and wildlife.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Nov. 8. Funeral was at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Morrisburg on Nov. 9 with Father Arikat officiating. Interment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mariatown.
Pallbearers were Larry Roe, Phil Lafontaine, Steve Pollex, Nelson McCooeye, Darren Montgomery and George Lafontaine.