Lajoie, Bernard

July 26, 1935 ~ October 1, 2016

picLAJOIE, Joseph “Bernard’’ – Age 81 of Sombra, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Dona Lajoie. Loving father of Mark (Lori) Lajoie, Brian Lajoie, Joanne (Tim) Pearson, Diane (Kevin) Bechard, Barry (Michelle) Lajoie, Allan (Heather) Lajoie and David Lajoie. Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 15. Dear brother of Mireille (late Paul) Beauchamp, Jacqueline (Joe) Kennedy, Jeanne D’arc (late Jerry) St. Pierre, Claudette (Don) Sonier, Marcel (Huguette) Lajoie, Jean Guy (Mary) Lajoie, Emiliene (late Homer) Phillion, Clothilde (Ron) Anderson. Brother-in-law of Jean and Helen Lajoie. Survived by Clifford “Bill” (Bonnie) Shephard and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Gaston and Christian.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with prayers starting at 3:30pm.

Funeral Service
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 11:00am from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Port Lambton. Interment to follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.


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  1. So sorry for your loss Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Gina and Bob Taylor

  2. Thoughts and prayers are with you Dona and your family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
    It certainly was a pleasure to hear his music in playing the fiddle.
    Carl Gadsby and Dianne McLean

  3. Dona was so sorry to hear of Bernard’s passing I know he will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy goes out to you, the Lajoie family as well as the Bechard and Pearson families as well. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Lorrie (Welch) Handsor and family

  4. so sad so sorry for your loss we will always remember him and his music and his sweet friendly smile..

  5. Our sincere condolences, Dona and family, in the loss of a great man, and wonderful friend. He will be sincerely missed, as will his contribution to country music.

  6. Aunt Dona & family,

    Very sorry for your loss and sad to hear about Uncle Bernie’s passing.

    Dan Lajoie

  7. Sorry for your loss Donna and family. Bernie will be missed and also remembered for his love for music.

  8. Thinking of you Donna and your family during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Bernie will live on the hearts of many. He was a very special man, always a caring man with a charming smile. Hugs Cheryl

  9. To Donna and Family & to his many Sisters & Brothers, so sorry for your lost of your Dearest Bernie. He was a very faithful, kind, caring man. The “Light of your Faith & goodness for Jesus & Mary ” shined for all to see. I have one of the crosses he made in my living room with a place for my Rosaries, thanks to you & Bernie. May he rejoice in Heaven, my thoughts are with you Donna.

  10. Joanne and I would like to express our condolences to the Lajoie family, and our hearts are with you at this difficult time.

  11. My deepest condolences to the Lajoie family. I worked with Bernie and the boys for years at Chinook. I will always remember Bernie as a resourceful guy. He always tackled the tough jobs and got the work done. Always one of the most friendliest guys around. One of the good guys !

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dona and to your families. Bernie was a wonderful ..kind and caring man and will be missed . He loved music . You will so happy he made a tape. hold on to fond memories. Love Mary Ann and John

  13. Sorry for your loss boys.Never met your father,but I’m sure the apples didn’t fall far from the tree.

  14. Des aunt Dona and family .

    Our prayers are with you during this very sad time in your life. Uncle Bernie will be missed by all his extended family.
    We know that heaven is preparing to receive him, for he has been a great and loyal servant of God.

    God bless his soul.

    Susan and Denis Lajoie

  15. Sorry for your loss Aunt Donna and all your family. Uncle Bernard was a blessed and talented man. I have fond memories of spending time with him and your family during my youth at your home in Sombra.

  16. Aunt Dona and family, our heartfelt sympathy to you at this time. Uncle Bernie will be remembered with love.

  17. We will remember bernie as one of the pillars of our church. Our memories will live on. He told me that it was planned and was ready for whatever the good lord had in store for him. Our condolences to the family

  18. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family for your loss. Sending prayers, thinking of you all, such a good man.

  19. My sincere sympathy to Dona and the family. I am thinking of you at this time and remembering your husband and father as a wonderful man. God Bless.

  20. Dona and family. So very sorry to hear of Bernard’s passing . I always loved watching the two of you dance and I hear he could make some great pies. He always brought a smile to Mothers face. Cherish your.memories Dona . Lanna

  21. Deepest Sympathies to Donna & family. Bernie will be greatly missed at church and in the parish. Playing his fiddle for God & the angles.

  22. So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Bernard for his deep devotion to his church and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We were also lucky to witness his great pleasure and skillfulness in playing his violin. He never missed mass. With heavy hearts we will look to see his missing seat beside his wife, daughter and son in law. Thoughts and prayers are with the Lajoie family. He will be missed. Cindy and Clarence Feddes