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BERTILLE DEMERS


On December 14, Bertille Demers, 90, of Villa de Repos, formerly of Dieppe, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital with her loving family by her side.  Born in St. Joseph, NB in 1928, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Leger and Zelma (Landry) and attended Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur Convent for her schooling.  She retired after 25 years as Activity Director at the Villa Providence and Manager of the Cite D’Age D’Or apartment complex in Shediac. In 1987, she underwent a successful liver transplant in London, Ontario, which led to her many years of dedicated service as the President of the local chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation. Until her passing she was the oldest and longest living liver transplant recipient in Canada. One of Bertille’s proudest accomplishments was as Founder and President of the Projet Mère–Léonie raising funds for a monument in St. Joseph. Bertille was also the Co-Founder of the Dieppe Gold Blades Figure Skating Club, past member of the Beauséjour Curling Club, and Club D’Age D’Or de Dieppe and for many cherished years, a member of the "Golden Girls".  Two of her greatest pleasures were photography and spending summers at her Parlee Beach cottage. Bertille was always devoted to her family and will be deeply missed by her son, Marc Demers (Sylvia); four daughters: Lise Demers, Michelle Demers (Ian Macpherson), Margot Demers and Julie Thebeau (Roland); eight grandchildren; Mathieu, Serge, Natalie, Maxime, Madeleine, Ben, Sidney and Weston; five great-grandchildren, Jerome, Xavier, Lucas, Francis and Kayden; nephew and nieces; Mike, Susan, JoAnn and Paul Magee as well as several great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Oscar and Zelma, treasured sister Jeannine, former husband George and granddaughter Stephanie. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 18at 11am at the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe. The family would like thank the staff, in particular Annette, at Villa du Repos for the exceptional care given to her during her time there. Memorial donations can be made to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Liver Foundation. Online condolences can be made by visiting:  www.chartersville.com.