Honoring Bernadette


This has been a heart wrenching week flooded with tears and pain as we prepared for Bernadette’s funeral.

We feel we need to explain just a little some of the decisions we have made so there are no surprises tomorrow or Saturday for those who are able to attend the prayers and/or funeral Mass.

One of the things that Bernadette always hated from the time she was very little to the day she passed away was to be looked at or to be talked about.  So to honor her memory we’ve decided as a family not to have an open casket or a eulogy so she’s not looked at or talked about.  As much as we’d dearly love both we just felt it was one way we could honor her memory.



By Angeline Agassiz
That was the most beautiful funeral I have ever attended. Bernadette was honored in ever song, every reading, every communion received, every tear, and every smile. There is no doubt we have our own little angel waiting to hear our prayers to bring them to the feet of our loving father . I continue to pray for you and your beautiful family. Thank you for sharing with us your complete and unending faith and trust in God.

By Susan D.
I believe you have made very wise choices and very fitting for Bernadette. The Mass will be beautiful and Bernadette will be truly honoured through readings, prayer and song! xoxo

By Laura Brestovansky
My heart aches for you all. I wish I could be there physically but please know that God and Our Blessed Mother and the Holy Angels are with you–today and always.

By Patricia Kwitkoski
Your sharing your decision is another example of your thoughtfulness and caring of others.
May God lift you up these next two days and onward. Love and prayers, Patricia Kwitkoski

By Teri and Nick Schroeder
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all who loved Bernadette




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