Wednesday, April 17, 2024

RIP Bernard

We got the news yesterday that our neighbor and friend, Bernard M., passed away Monday night. He was 94 years old. We met Bernard and his wife, Maryvonne, very shortly after we moved into our house, across the road from their summer place, back in 2003. They made us feel welcome and at home in the neighborhood from the start.

Bernard inspecting his property. April 2011.

Bernard took great pride in maintaining his yard. "Nickel-chrome" he called it, once the mowing was done. It wasn't summer unless Bernard was on his riding mower, keeping the place beautiful. I hope they have riding mowers wherever he's gone to. Bernard will feel right at home.

Our thoughts are with his family and Maryvonne.


  1. Well, it was a long life. I hope it was a happy one.

  2. So sorry he is gone, Walt. Lewis and I always admired his beautiful yard. His memory will be a blessing to many.

  3. Rest in peace, Bernard. Can't heaven be whatever brings you joy? If so, then Bernard will definitely be on that mower in eternity. -- Chrissou

  4. I'm glad to get to see a photo of Bernard, Walt, after hearing this news :) It's great to take pride in things that involve hard work, like keeping your yard up. What does nickel-chrome mean?? I know that people say, "C'est nickel!" for something really good... but, the chrome part added on?

    1. Wicktionnaire says this: Forme emphatique de nickel « d’une propreté irréprochable » en ajoutant chrome (d'après le terme technique finition nickel-chrome, laquelle est considérée de qualité encore supérieure à la finition nickel : une couche de chrome, plus dur et plus clair, par-dessus la couche de nickel rend la finition encore plus brillante et lisse).


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