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Gary A. BernierAugust 1, 1947 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 69)
Gary Alan Bernier, age 69, of Burke Hollow Road in West Burke, VT, formerly of Plainfield, VT, passed away on Friday, July 07, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Gary was born in Barre, VT, on August 1, 1947, son to the late Kenneth L. and Shirley (Sample) Bernier, Sr. He was raised and educated in Williamstown, VT, graduating from Williamstown High School, Class of 1966. Gary worked as a UPS driver until his retirement in 2000 after 31 years. On June 22, 1968, Gary married Belinda June Parker and they shared 49 years together. The couple lived in Plainfield, VT for 29 years until moving to West Burke after Gary’s retirement.
Gary enjoyed all summer sports including camping, hunting, fishing, boating, riding motorcycle, and target shooting. He especially loved big game hunting from the cabin in Raynesford, Montana. Gary loved doing things with his family and he loved his Catholic Faith. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Lyndonville, VT, as well as the Vermont National Guard, Canadian Club, NRA, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and was a past member of the Vermont Trappers Association.
He is survived by his wife: Belinda Bernier of West Burke, VT; two sons: Corey of West Burke and Jason and wife, Jessica, of Barre, VT; a daughter: Heather Bernier and wife, Jaime, of Williamstown, VT; a brother: Charles Bernier of Williamstown, VT; six grandchildren: Cassandra (Mason), Chantel, Ethan, Tristan, Ezra, Isaiah and 1 great-grandchild, Remington.
Gary was predeceased by two brothers: Harold and Kenneth, Jr.; and a grandchild: Brandon.
A Celebration of Gary’s Life will take place on August 6, 2017 at the Canadian Club, 414 East Montpelier Road, Barre, VT 05641 from 2-5 pm. There will be no Calling Hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caledonia Home Health Care, marked for “Hospice”, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.guibordfh.com
Caledonia Home Health
161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819
marked for 'Hospice'