Tuesday, February 07, 1928 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
Obituary and Life History
Peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Petrolia on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Born in Kapuskasing, JERRY BOURQUE was 84. He will be missed by his wife Jeannette (nee Dignard), his children Rick and Yvette Bourque of Sarnia, Pam and Rod Charlton of Petrolia, Lynn and Jim Bidner...
of Petrolia, Mike and Anne Bourque of Petrolia, Ron Bourque and Kim Davis of Camlachie, Tony and Cathy Bourque of Petrolia, and Mary Ann and Al Hibbard of Sarnia, his seventeen grandchildren, and his eight great grandchildren. Jerry took great pride in his family and loved teaching his children and grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by his sister Florence Dickens of Sarnia. He was predeceased by his parents Pierre and Celeste Bourque, his brothers Edward, Armand, Joe, Lawrence, Philip, Hector, and Edward and his sisters Mina Slager and Marie Anne Vienneau. Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10828 and was a 57 year member of the Boilermakers Local #128. He had a great passion for carpentry and was an avid wood craftsman his entire life. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Parish Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish, King St., Petrolia. Private burial will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Scarboro Missions or Canadian Food for Children. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.
- Date and Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
- Location: Needham-Jay Funeral Home
- Details: Parish Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m.
- Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM
- Location: St. Philip's Church, King Street, Petrolia
So sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. He was a great guy and was always willing to help out everyone in any way. He will be missed by everyone. Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family xoxoxox
Our Deepest condolences..Thinking of you Tony and Cathy and all the Family at this time..thoughts and prays are with you!
my sincere condolences to Jeannette and family .. you are in my thoughts and prayers .. Jerry will be missed by all who knew him. Michael
Our deepest sympathy to the Family of Jerry Bourque. A good man who could carve anything out of wood! A dear fellow Knight of Columbus, will be missed by all.
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. He was such a good man who loved his family so very much. Jeannette you will miss him greatly, as will your children and their families. Be comforted in knowing that Jerry will be with you all in spirit, each and every day. He will walk along side of you, just as Jesus does. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless
My condolences to the Bourque Family at this difficult time.I am thinking of you and your families. Nancy
To aunt Jeannette & all my cousins,their spouses & partners and uncle Jerry descendants + nieces & nephews;and not to forget his dear and last sibbling ,his sister and my loving aunt Florence; please accept our deepest condolences with all our hearts.. His heart has stopped beating ,but his beautufull clock will keep ticking to remind all ,that he was a wonderfull man,husband,father ,gr-pa,and to us a humerous loving uncle.. Will miss him tremendously;but he will remain in our thoughts. God bless you all Marie & Léo
Uncle Jerry was the only uncle I was fortunate enough to spend time with. We traveled together to Halifax in 2005, he helped Jack put down our family room floor. While he was in NB we got to know each other a little better. He called me once in awhile and I will miss him. I have fond memories of my trips to Petrolia as a teen. To Aunt Jeannette and my cousins, please accept our deepest condolences. We cannot be there with you, however we are with you in spirit and you are in our prayers. May God keep you and give you peace in this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Bourque Family. I am so sorry for your loss. God give you comfort and peace in your sorrow...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will be thinking about you all during this difficult time. Lots of Love, Steph
Jeannette and family, so very sorry to her of Jerry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
My deepest sympathies tante Jeannette and you all in this time of great sorrow. Losing a loved one is not easy. Think of the good times you shared and smile because you know he's up there watching over you now and he'll always be in our hearts. Love you
So sorry for your loss, I was late hearing about the passing of your dad/grandpa. Thinking of you all. Jackie Sanderson and family
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