VAN BUREN – Fernande Bard, 80, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, with her devoted husband and family by her side. She was born May 5, 1932, in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Edmund and Dora (Tardif) Desjardins.
Fernande is survived by her husband, Gerald Bard of Van Buren; three children, Karen LeBlond and her husband, Gilles, of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, Alan Bard of Van Buren, and Ryan Bard and his wife, Mary, of Sidney; one sister, Jeannette Dunning of Farmington, Conn.; and five grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Fernande was predeceased by her brother, Charles Desjardins; and a grandson, Alain LeBlond.
Relatives and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren, and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Committal service and interment will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. For a complete obituary and to leave on-line condolences, please visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.