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Obit: Joseph P. Bedier b.1905 St. Alphonse, MB.
Posted by: R. Isherwood (ID *****1755) Date: February 01, 2006 at 19:22:00
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BEDIER - Joseph P. It is with profound regret and deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Joseph Prosper Bedier at the Hafford Special Care Centre on January 25, 2006 in his 101st year. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Clarice; daughters, Lucy (Keith) Rivett, Marie (Lawrence) Tetreault, Elaine (Dennis) Taylor and Sal (Wayne) Knutson; grandchildren, Robert (Donna), Richard (Kim), Glen (Pam), Blair, Arlene (Blair), Colette, Mario, Brad (Katheryn), Vanessa (Greg), Michelle, Ryan, Brent (Terri), Danielle (Ashley); great grandchildren, Kyle, Rachelle, Allison, Cadence and Austin; brother, Edward Bedier (Eva); sister, Cecile Fendelet; as well as numerous members of his extended family. He was predeceased by his son, Louis in 1945; parents, Prosper and Lucie Bedier; sisters, Rose and Emma; brothers, Peter, John, Tony and Celestin. Papa was born on November 5, 1905 in St. Alphonse, Manitoba and at the age of 4 months moved to Hafford with his parents, Prosper and Lucie Bedier. He was educated at Whiteberry School, Hafford and the convent in St. Louis. As the eldest of nine children his education was cut short so that he could help on his father's farm. On October 23, 1939 he married Clarice Desmarais. Together they continued farming on his parents' farm until 1941 when they purchased their own farm one-mile north of Hafford. He was a member of St. Solange Parish, a long-time trustee of the church and was very involved in the community. He was also an active member of the Sask Wheat Pool and the Co-op. In his younger days, he would run the steam engine for the threshing machines. Even though he retired from farming, he still maintained a keen interest in things agricultural and enjoyed seeing and participating in farming activities, especially on land he farmed. He lived to see his grandson Robert take over the family farm. In this centennial year, he was given the Century Family Farm Award an honor he took very seriously. He was a man who loved his family and enthralled the younger generations with his tales of days gone by. We all recall his stories that always started with the phrase I still remember. He was a man who enjoyed family gatherings immensely and took great pride in hosting such events. No one ever came to his house without being offered food and drink. All who knew him remember his open handed generosity and willingness to help at whatever task. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hafford Home Care and Hafford Special Care Center for their diligence and care provided to our father, grandfather and great grandfather In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his name to either the Hafford Home Care or Hafford Special Care Center. Prayers of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Solange Roman Catholic Church in Hafford with Father Andrew Lukaszewicz as celebrant. Arrangements entrusted to Hawryluk Funeral Home


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