On Monday, February 14, 2022, Bernard Mallard, age 61, passed away in Edmonton, Alberta.Bernie was born in Atikokan, Ontario, on March 24, 1960, to Bernard and Jean Mallard, he was the youngest of 3 boys.
As a kid Bernie enjoyed getting into trouble and fixing things- even rebuilding a Honda 50 at the age of 12.
After his father passed away Bernie relocated to Whitecourt, Alberta in 1984 and eventually met the love of his life there, Denise, who helped settle him down and they took great care of each other until her tragic passing in 2019.
Bernie had many different jobs over the years, from travelling carnivals to the construction industry.
He had a knack for mechanical repairs and wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty, but he also had a softer side, Bernie was a phenomenal cook and an even better baker and was happy to share with everyone who came by, regardless of his own circumstances.
Bernie was a character, with a quick wit and he had many colourful and true stories to share with anyone who would listen.
Bernie welcomed everyone into his home and treated them all like family and while, like many of us, he faced his own struggles, he had a kind, huge heart of gold and giving nature and will be missed by all those who knew him.
He is survived by his brothers Hugh (Mary Ellen) and nephews and nieces Michael, Paul, Abby, and Katie Mallard and Jim (Donna) and niece Stephanie (Ryan) Atwood.
He was predeceased by his wife Denise Martineau, his parents Bernard and Jean, and his very special companion Sooner.
The family would like to thank all those who assisted and helped during this difficult time.
A memorial will be held at 12:30 p.m., February 26, 2022, in Whitecourt, Alberta at the Legion Hall.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.