Arthur (Art) George Berard
It is with heavy hearts and love that we mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Art Berard. He passed peacefully at the age of 72 years after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.
Art is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 50+ years, Brenda. He also leaves behind his daughter Jackie (John), their children JR, Ryan, his beloved granddaughter Daryan (Cam) and his mother Winnie, his siblings Ed (Brenda), Phil (Joanne), Cathy (Dennis), Denise (Jim), Patricia (Danny), his in-laws Bev (Jack), Bernice (Marc), Becky, Belinda (Rod), Blake (Sheri), numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Art was predeceased by his father Rene and niece Meranda.
He was proud of his 35 year career with CN Rail that expanded over 3 provinces. He enjoyed camping and was an avid sports fan. He played and excelled at hockey, curling, baseball and golf. He was a great lover of music and made it a very important part of our home life. Art was a very passionate traveler, he and Brenda explored several countries and continents. He was proud to say he had visited all 50 US States. He loved his family and was always the first to help when someone needed it.
Art was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a generous brother and uncle and a loyal friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Dickensfield Long Term Care (Main B unit) for their love, support and compassion to Art and his family. We truly feel they have been our guardian angles.
A Celebration of Art's Life will be held on Monday February 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116 Street in Edmonton with a reception to follow.
In Art’s memory donations can be made to Parkinson’s Association of Alberta at parkinsonassociation.ca or Capital Care Dickensfield at capitalcarefoundation.net
Condolences to you Brenda , Jackie and family.
Maria and family.
My heart goes out to Brenda and the family ❤️, adding my sincere condolences! I met Brenda at work in the Bank , many years ago and we were fast friends ! I had the pleasure of traveling on a cruise and other side trips with the Berard’s . Art loved visiting and reminiscing about traveling and the last time I saw Art, we did just that !
I’ll remember your smile and warm hugs Art!
May you rest easy ! Xo
My sincere condolences to the family, May he rest in peace 🙏
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Art Berard. May you find comfort in each other sharing beautiful memories of your lives together.
Sincerely, Barry & Lori Robbins
Our most sincere condolences Brenda, Jackie and family! 😢❤️❤️
Ralph and Deb
My heart goes out to Brenda and the family.
I believe Art is off sampling every dessert he can get his hands on. ❤️
Rest in peace Art
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Art. I first met Art when he transferred from Winnipeg to Edmonton in the Crew Office. Art was a fantastic coworker and had a great sense of humour on the job. He talked of how Brenda and him would travel and loved talking about those trips.
Many good memories working with him.
Art was ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CREW OFFICE, CREW DISPATCHERS AT THE CN STATION, ENGINEERS DESK. WITH CENTRALIZATION CREW MANAGEMENT WAS THE NEW NAME . ART WAS ONE OF A KIND, ON AND OFF THE PROPERTY, ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP ANYONE IN NEED.
I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO VISIT ART IN HIS NEW HOME IN EDMONTION, WITH VENTURES OF CAMPING IN BANFF, AND DRUMHELLER. ART AND BRENDA WERE A PERFECT MATCH, CAMPING AND TUBING IN RED LAKE FALLS, MINNESOTA, AS JUST A FEW MEMORIES . ART WAS ALWAYS UP FOR A CHALLENGE, AND BRENDA SUPPORTED HIM IN HIS IDEAS OF WHAT NEXT ADVENTURE TO TRAVEL.. EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO SHARE WITH ART AND BRENDA, THEY ARE TRUE FRIENDS, DISTANCE AND TIME, DOES NOT CHANGE THINGS, AND WE ARE ALL VERY SAD,WITH THE NEWS, OF ART PASSING, ALWAYS REMEMBERED NEVER FORGOTTEN, REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND AND OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO BRENDA , JACKIE AND FAMILY, FROM LYLE KASMERSKI , FRIEND, CO- WORKER, AND ALL OF THE CN FAMILY. . .
Brenda and family. I am sending my sincere condolences. I was sad to read of Arts passing. I recall the many laughs and good times . May you find comfort in the many memories you made.
My deepest condolences to everyone in Art’s family. I have many fond memories working with Art on the Winnipeg Engineers desk. We had a lot of laughs. May he rest peace.
Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Condolences to the family.
Our deepest sympathy to Brenda and family, we have many fond memories with Art and Brenda. Art was a great guy kind, and fun loving. Rest in peace Art.
Sincere condolences to. Brenda and family.
Dear Brenda & Jackie and family! Our deepest condolences in the loss of Art ! A friend, co- worker, and at one time a neighbour…lots of fond memories! Rest In Peace Art♥️♥️
Brenda, Jackie and family
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Art.
Doug and Laurie Van Cauwenbergh
Our deepest condolences to the whole family.
My sincere condolences 🙏 Art was a pleasure to work with both in Winnipeg and Edmonton at CN. Condolences to Brenda and Blake and family.
Our sympathy for your loss! Mel has many memories as a co-worker on the CNR in Winnipeg & Edmonton. We hope the love of family and friends will bring you comfort through such difficult times! Condolences Brenda, Jackie & family.
Sincere condolences to Brenda’s and Family! Art and I were great friends in High School and lived together for a short while in FF after graduation! I remember him as a kind, always considerate, athletic and also so fun to be around! RIP Brother! Don Johnson