Father Bernard de Margerie

Obituary of Father Bernard de Margerie




The Margerie family joyfully announces the passing of Bernard de Margerie from death into life eternal, in Saskatoon, SK, on Sunday, March 3, 2024.  “Father Bernard” was born to Antonio and Agnès (Lavergne) de Margerie, along with his twin brother, on April 14, 1934, in Vonda, SK.  He was one of nine siblings, seven of whom pre-deceased him – Thérèse, Guy, Yves, Jean, Paul, Benoît, and Monique; he is survived by one dear sister, Jacynthe Rivard, sister-in-law Thérèse, and many dear nieces and nephews.


Bernard de Margerie was ordained priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon on June 1, 1958, in his home town of Vonda, SK


In his own words…: I have endeavoured to live my adult life as a disciple and minister of our Lord Jesus Christ.  All is grace…Adopted child of God.  A sinner, and forgiven sinner.  Witnessing to the steadfast mercy and compassion of our God.  Loved all my people, loved the larger (still fractured) Christian community, loved-in-faith the local Muslim community, and all the Hebrew children of God.


From Ephesians 6:23-24:  “Peace be to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.” 


Funeral rites will include:  The Prayer Vigil will be celebrated at the francophone parish of Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens, (1007 Windsor Street, Saskatoon) at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2024 and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish (114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon) at 10:30 am on Monday, March 18, 2024.


Members of Christian communities, and of the Jewish and Muslim communities, in Saskatoon, are respectfully and warmly invited to attend.

Prayer brings us closer together, in the nearness of God.


For those unable to attend the services, you are invited to join the services via livestream.

Vigil of Prayer:   Click Here

Mass of Christian Burial:   Click Here




Vigil of Prayer

7:00 pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024
Sts. Canadien Martyrs
1007 Windsor Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Monday, March 18, 2024
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish
114 Kingsmere Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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