Bernard (Bernie) Lionel Clermont
May 29, 1931 March 13 2023
It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Bernie. He passed away peacefully at Woodstock General hospital after a short courageous battle with cancer with his wife Marie and son Paul at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Marie Charlotte (nee Maloney) whom he married May 26th 1951, his sons Paul (Elizabeth Barclay), Daniel (Cynthia Price), his grandchildren Paula (Ryan) Stokes, Jessica (Melissa Gunnis) Clermont, Melanie Clermont and Matthew Clermont, his Great grandsons Owen Stokes and Ryder Stokes, his brother Maurice (Shirley Sims) Clermont, brother in law Robert (Marilyn) Maloney, and many neices and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Alderic and Josephine (Jodoin) Clermont, His brothers and their spouses, Antoine (Tony) Lucille (Leblond) Clermont; Gerard (Gerry) Laurette (Brunelle) Clermont.
Bernie was born and raised in Ottawa. He worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa in Chemistry stores. He and his family moved to St. Catharines in 1965 where Bernie worked at Brock University as buyer for the chemistry department. Bernie & Marie moved to Woodstock in 1982 when Bernie became the Deputy Treasurer and purchasing agent for the City of Woodstock retiring in 1992. Bernie enjoyed sports and was involved with the Huff and Puff League London. Bernie was also a talented artist. His many artworks have been enjoyed and appreciated by family. Bernie was as proud of his family as they were of him. The respect he displayed toward others was reflected in how others respected him. He and his sense of humour will be greatly missed.
A memorial mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11 am.
A private family interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery.
There is no visitation prior to the mass and the family looks forward to visiting with everyone at the reception immediately following the mass in the Parish Life Centre. The family asks that all attending the mass to please wear a mask.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Bernie, the family asks donations be made to VON Sakura House or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com