COATICOOK, Canada —
Germaine (Bouchard) Bertrand, 90, of Coaticook, Canada, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Jeanne-Mance Residence in Coaticook. She was born in Canada and was a homemaker for years while raising her family. She worked in dress shops until she moved to Lawrence in 1963, where worked as a nurses aide at Lawrence General Hospital for several years. She also worked at Mary Immaculate in nursing. She moved back to Canada to care for her ailing parents in the late 70s. One of her proudest moments was traveling to Rome to visit the Pope and receiving his special blessing. She joined the order of Mary in the mid 80s. She enjoyed traveling, crafting, was a fabulous cook, and most importantly, she enjoyed her family. The widow of Maurice Bertrand, she was predeceased by two of her children, Nicole Bertrand and Roger Bertrand. She is survived by Rejeanne "Reggie" Purdy of Seabrook, N.H., Aline Bertrand of Magog, Canada, Donald and his wife Linda of Humble, Texas, Yves "Jack" and his wife Lori Bertrand of Salem, N.H., Michelline "Mickey" Bertrand of Methuen, Michael and his wife Pamela Bertrand of Methuen, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Star of the Sea, Beach Road, Route 110, Salisbury. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Crohn's &Colitis Foundation, Att: Honor &Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976.