At the Grand Falls General Hospital, February 5, 2021, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and two weeks, Mrs. Bernadette Mazerolle of Grand Falls passed away following a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. She was the widow of David Mazerolle. Born at Drummond in 1935, she was a daughter of the late Antoine and Emma (Desjardins) LeBel.
Mrs. Mazerolle was a member of the Grand Falls Golden Age Club, Life Member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 21, a member of the "Société des enseignantes et enseignants retraités francophones, cercle John-Vallillee'' and was an active volunteer at the Grand Falls Manor (Falls Villa) and the Golden Age Club.
She is survived by two children, Guy (Mariette Bérubé) Rioux and Roseline Rioux of Grand Falls; her grandchildren: Sébastien (Sabrina Levesque) Rioux of Calgary, Melissa Rioux (friend Mathieu Dumas) of Moncton, Angie (Jason Austin) Rioux of Longueuil, Quebec and Luc (Kelly Beaulieu) Desrosiers of Saint-Andre; three great grandchildren: Xavier Austin, Zackary Austin and Madyson Desrosiers; three sisters: Anne Desjardins (late Camille and friend, Alban Bourgoin), Marthe (Victor Ouellette) and Jacinthe (Gary Feeney), all of Grand Falls, three sisters-in-law: Venette LeBel of Drummond, Diane LeBel of Grand Falls and Claudette LeBel of Bristol, Connecticut, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Roger B. Rioux of Longueuil, her husband by first marriage and the father of her children, Normand Rioux of Longueuil, as well as her brothers and sisters: Cécile (late Armand) Ouellette, Laurette (late Claude) Thériault, Élude (late Nora Bélanger) LeBel, Marie-Paule (late Roland) Thériault, Solange as an infant, Ruth (late Blondin) Beaulieu, Françoise (late Léo) Côté, Léonide (late Odette Pelletier), Jean (feu Velma Levesque), Gérald and Maurice, as well as infant brother François.
Her funeral service will be held from the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Grand Falls with her family and close friends in attendance. Interment will be in the Assumption Cemetery.
Due to restrictions imposed by the Dept. of Health, attendees will be contacted by the family.
For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Grand Falls Regional Food Bank would be appreciated.
Arrangements are by O'Regan's Funeral Home Ltd.