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Francis J. Bernier
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FRANCIS “Bub” BERNIER of North Tonawanda died peacefully on March 30, 2018 at the age of 85. Devoted and loving husband of 63 years to Barbara (Peirce) Bernier. He was the son of the late Cyril and Ellen (Hamilton) Bernier. An adoring father to his two daughters and son-in-laws, Sherry (Carl) Heimiller of the Town of Tonawanda, and Jane Bernier-Tran (late Binh Tran) of Dallas, Texas; Loving Grandfather of Carlene (Jacob) Ford of MA and Jeffrey (Jillian) Heimiller of RI and Great- Grandfather of Annadelia, Althea, Oliver and Lukas.

He is also survived by his siblings, Richard (Sharon) Bernier of FL, Barbara (Late Ernie) Barney of TN, and Patrick (Karen) Bernier of the Town of Niagara. Predeceased by his sister, June Mannes of FL. He was loved by his extended family, Dorothy (Late James) Peirce, Sharon (Late Walt) Peirce, Edwin (Late Judy) Peirce, and the late Helen and Jack Flatau in addition to many caring nieces and nephews of the Bernier and Peirce Family. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, Fran was employed over thirty years as a Dealership Collision Manager. He also spent ten years driving bus for Niagara-Wheatfield Schools. He enjoyed golfing, boating, hunting, and spent many hours volunteering for his church.

A Memorial Service will be held at Third Presbyterian Church, 110 Felton Street, North Tonawanda, NY on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, if you choose, donations can be made in his memory to Third Presbyterian Church or to your favorite charity.


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