Picard, Albert “Bert”
It is with great sadness that the family of J.A. Albert (Bert) Picard announce his passing on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at the age of 81 years. He was the dearly loved husband of 57 years to Shirley (née Fidler); loved and cherished father of Suzanne, Natalie (Kerry) Deachman, Paul (Kara Clarke) and Robert (Caroline Schönstrӧm). Bert leaves behind his eight dear grandchildren Jessica Norwood (Adam), Stefan Deachman (Mary Kate Duncan), Camille Ferland, Laura, Kayla, Emily, Axel and Emilia and his three great-grandsons Owen, Eli and Weston. He is also survived by his siblings Sr. Gisèle, Jean-Claude and Lorraine and his sisters-in-law Elsie, Donna (Randy), Mae (Henry), Sheila and Lise as well as many nieces and nephews. Bert was predeceased by his siblings René, Cécile, Rachel, Alfred, Raymond, Rollande and George and parents Euclide and Blanche (Lebel) Picard. He was an active member of St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Parish, the bridge clubs in Perth and Smiths Falls and was a former member of the Perth Curling Club. Bert had a 27 year career with the R.C.A.F. before moving to Urban Transportation Development Corporation and retired from Bombardier Inc. in 2003. Friends may gather at Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth for visitation on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 5, 2019 at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 am followed by interment in St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery and a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East, Perth. Those wishing are asked to consider a donation in Bert’s memory to St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church or Kidney Cancer Canada. (Kidney Cancer Canada, 4936 Yonge Street, Suite 226, Toronto, ON M2N 6S3 https://www.kidneycancercanada.ca/contact).