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Blanche Bernier
In Memory of
Blanche Olga
Bernier
1920 - 2018
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Obituary for Blanche Olga Bernier

Blanche Olga  Bernier
Blanche Olga Bernier

Sadly the family announces the passing of Blanche Olga Bernier (nee Olinyk) 98 years of Rainy River, Ontario on Thursday, June 21, 2018. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, July 6 at 11:00 a.m. at our Lady of Good Counsel in Rainy River with Father Thomas officiating. Burial to immediately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Blanche was born in Rainy River on June 15, 1920 to parents John and Effie Olinyk and was the youngest of seven children. She had one sister Mary (Marmus) and five brothers - Charles O’Laney, Adam Olinyk , Stanley O’Laney, Clarence Olinyk and Michael Olinyk. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, all siblings, her daughter Vicky, son-in-law Denis and daughter-in-law Gail.

She was united in marriage to George Bernier and they were blessed with three children, Donald, Victoria and Nadeen (Deany). George and Blanche raised their three children and operated an Esso oil business in Rainy River and then further operated it in Winnipeg, MB. Blanche was very proud of the fact that she was recognized by Imperial Oil Limited as a Commission Agent. In the early 1960’s they built and operated the Border Motel in Rainy River. Blanche loved curling and cooking. Anyone that was lucky enough to be invited to her home will remember her homemade perogies and cabbage rolls. In the last few years she gave lots of tips to her daughter and grand daughters when they tried hard to duplicate her recipes.

Blanche is survived by her son Don and daughter Deany (Dennis), twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the care givers at Rainy River Extended Care.

If desired, donations may be made in Blanch’s memory to the Rainy River Hospital or to a charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com.

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807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
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Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca