Her family is saddened to announce the death of Bernadette (Richard) Curwin which occurred at The Moncton Hospital, on Thursday April 30, 2020 at the age of 97, after a period of failing health. Born in St-Louis-de-Kent, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Richard) Richard.
Bernadette was the widow of Kenneth Curwin with whom she had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary shortly before his passing in 2010. She was a loving mother and mother-in-law to Jackie & Brian Driscoll of Cobourg, ON, Ken & Simone and Greg & Debbie, all of Moncton, and Darryl & Elaine of Burlington, ON. She was the proud grandmother of Michelle (Ricky), Kevin (Amanda), Daniel (Rachel), Nic (Brittany), Shane, Shannon (Arthur) and James (Samantha), and the great-grandmother of Logan, Clark, Camber, Sawyer, Kace and River.
Bernadette was a registered nurse, graduate of the Hôtel Dieu Hospital, class of 1945. She worked for many years as a private duty nurse, returning to Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital to retire from the veterans unit at age 65. Her family was everything to our mother and she was never happier than when surrounded by her family and as it grew through the years, she gladly welcomed a son-in-law, three daughters-in-law and the partners of her grandchildren. And then there were great-grandchildren to spoil, each welcomed with an afghan lovingly crocheted and more recently, with the very best mittens and tuques. When not crocheting for family, she donated several afghans to St. Vincent de Paul at St. Augustine's church. She was a wonderful cook and many happy memories involve family dinners at home and at the cottage in Aldouane.
As the last surviving member of her large Acadian family, she had become the family matriarch and guardian of the family history for numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and the US. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Harold (Evelyn) Curwin of Oshawa, ON, and an adopted brother, Bill Thompson of Hamilton, ON.
The family is forever grateful to Dr. Elizabeth McCaw for her thoughtful care of both of our parents.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the private funeral service will be streamed LIVE online from Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre in Moncton (858-1900) on Tuesday May 5 at 11 am. To view the live funeral service, there will be a link with her obituary. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary cemetery, Dieppe. In memory of Bernadette, a contribution to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Condolences and donations can be sent to www.frenettefuneralhome.com.
While our hearts are heavy, they are full
While we mourn, we also celebrate
While we may wish for one more day
We are thankful for those she spent with us