Bernadette Hession

Bernadette Anne Hession (Fougere)

Thursday, February 22nd, 1923 - Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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HESSION, Bernadette Anne
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Joseph Brant Hospital on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late James Fredrick Hession. Loving mother of Cathy Lanc (late Stan), Maureen Hession, Phyllis Hession-White (Terry) and Jim Hession (Diane). Proud grandmother of Jessie-Marie (Greg), Lesley-Anne, Maureen and Daniel. Great-grandmother of Catherine and Edward. Dear sister of Marie and Angela. Bernadette was born in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. She completed her nurses training at St. Michael'‎s Hospital in Toronto, graduating in 1945 as a registered nurse. She met her husband Fred and they moved to Burlington in 1956. Bernadette loved to cook,entertain family and lived life to the fullest until the end. Her faith remained a constant strength throughout her life. She will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow. For those who wish, donations in memory of Bernadette to the Covenant House or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
    287 Plains Road East
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  • Reception

    Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
    287 Plains Road East
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Joanne Lovell

Posted at 11:48am
My sincere condolences to the entire family, particularly Cathy. Losing a parent is to lose a piece of one's self. My thoughts and prayers are with you. from Joanne Lovell

Anna Prkacin

Posted at 04:13pm
Sincere condolences upon the loss of your mother. May God welcome her home. Many blessings to you and your family as you journey through this time of grief. May you find peace and solace in the best remembrances of a life well-lived.
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Jennifer Douma

Posted at 09:40pm
Bernie always made me feel welcome and interesting. I loved spending time with her and am grateful to Phyllis for allowing me to know her funny and charming mom. She was a lady who had strong values and faith. I am sorry for the loss but am comforted to know that her faith guided her and that she lived a long and happy life.

Paul Aird

Posted at 09:03pm
To the Hession Family,
I know you mom will be welcomed to heaven and will remember fondly as the best dressed lady in the front pew at St. John's Church in Burlington. We grew up knowing you all through our mother's and the C.W.L. bazzars. I will fondly remember Bernadette for her being smartly dress and always in her heels! She was either dress in lavender or red and was always stunning. She had a great long life and I will miss her. God Rest Her Soul.

Phyllis & Ed Mair

Posted at 05:03pm
Cathy and Jim, we are saddened to learn of the loss of your mother. May beautiful memories help to comfort you now and forever. Please express our sincere condolences to all of your family. Phyllis & Ed Mair

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