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Bernard Jounot

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September 7, 1950 - June 19, 2024

Bernie passed away suddenly on June 19th, known to most of us as one of the happiest, fittest and most capable 70+ year olds around.  His life motto was to work hard, play harder, love and live every day to the fullest.  

Bernie had a Joie De Vivre that made everyone lucky enough to know him feel blessed and loved in his presence. These qualities, along with his knowledge of the outdoors and his handy ways have been passed on to his grandkids and will live on through all of us. Dad loved building, staying fit, diving, fishing, fine foods and wine, and dedicated most of his time to his family.  His favorite hobbies were shared with his 4 grandsons who meant the world to him.

Over the decades, he enjoyed many trips abroad with friends and family, creating lifelong memories for so many.  Between the house and cottage, France, and Mexico, Bernie had so many gangs of friends that it was hard for us to keep up! His family would like you all to know that he had a heart full of love for us all and that his love will always be there for us to keep sharing.

Bernie will be missed by is partner Huguette, his kids Robert (Megan) and Brigitte (Paul) and his grand children. He was pre-deceased by his wife Carmelle and father Henri.  A celebration for Bernie will be held at the Belgium Club (407 Provencher Blvd. in Winnipeg) on Wednesday June 26th from 2-5PM.

Bernie’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Chantal Le Dorze

June 27, 2024 at 1:56 AM

Je suis désolée de votre perte. Toutes mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille Jounot.

Wendy, Rob and Mike Riffel

June 27, 2024 at 1:01 AM

We were fortunate to have met Bernie diving in Cozumel. He loved diving and the comradery on the dive boat. Bernie will be greatly missed by all his dive buddies! Our condolences to the Jounot family and Huggie

Alejandro Tun García

June 26, 2024 at 7:13 PM

Great memories with mi amigo Bernie

Alejandro Tun García

June 26, 2024 at 6:57 PM

I feel privileged to have shared such a great times with Bernie Underwater, on the boat and on land , memories of life Time!!

We Will miss His laughter and the way he lived his life to the fullest

Always kind, friendly, génerous person

We'll miss you greatly mi amigo!!

Our deepest condolences to family and friends Mini & Alex


Mark Boissoneault

June 26, 2024 at 4:43 PM

I never met a man so full of life! Bernie introduced me to the world of diving at the age of 55 and I have always been grateful for his friendship and kindness.

Aline McKenzie

June 26, 2024 at 4:39 PM

Everyone who knew Bernie loved this funny, goofy, warm, kind and loving man. His love of life was supassed only by his love for his family & close friends. I have so many fond memories of time spent with him. Deepest condolences to the entire Jounot family and to all those who loved him. RIP, have left a big void in so many hearts.

Irene,Carmelle,Claudette and Paul .

June 25, 2024 at 7:49 PM

Best landlord ever from all of us at 865 Elizabeth Rd. .Our sincerest condolences to all the family.. He will be dearly missed.

Victor Arnal

June 24, 2024 at 10:25 PM

Bernie, has been not only someone that has employed me, he has been a remarkable kind friend/boss that will be truly missed! So sad for his passing, and a huge loss to so many! I am going to miss him, and my deepest condolences to all of his family and loved ones!


Victor Arnal

Brian Chesky

June 24, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Bernie helping out at Terminal Lake

Brian Chesky

June 24, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Sad to hear of Bernies passing. Bernie went on several very fun adventures with us and Peter and Mary at Terminal Lake. From Brian, Rick and Eugene at Terminal Lake.

Trina, Steve,Jessy and Krystyna Alexander

June 24, 2024 at 6:32 PM

Uncle Bernie was the kindest person that I knew.His fun loving smile and big hugs always made you feel safe and happy. One of Mt fondest memories is going to aunty carmelle and uncle Bernie house for Christmas and the kids party before.He always made me feel included and welcome. He was a truly a caring and loving man. We will miss him greatly.


June 23, 2024 at 3:29 PM

We will be hosting a celebration for Bernie on Wednesday June 26th at the Belgian Club (407 Provencher in Winnipeg). 2-5PM.

Nicole Matthews/Dieter Scheffer

June 22, 2024 at 11:37 PM

Bernie was such an inspirational force for us and taken away way too soon. We so loved seeing his beautiful smile after our workouts. We will miss you Bernie but will always remeber you. Sending our condolences to family and friends. ❤️🏋🏻‍♂️❤️


June 22, 2024 at 11:36 PM

I know that He already is with mama but iis very hard to know this world without him. I am going to miss him a lot,, my hearth is broken.

Clement Perreault et Lauraine

June 22, 2024 at 10:52 PM

Voyage à Aikens Lake avec Bernie J. et René F. . Bernie always loved the big ones! Can't believe he is gone and will miss him dearly.

Suzanne et Patrick LeMadec

June 22, 2024 at 8:46 PM

Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille Jounot. Vous êtes dans nos pensées pendant ces moments si difficiles.

Jim & Donna Moreton

June 22, 2024 at 6:50 PM

Our deepest condolences to Rob & Megan and Brigette & Paul and families.

meagan brown

June 22, 2024 at 6:43 PM

i Feel lucky to have gotten to know Mexico Bernie the best. He always had tips and places to try, and the scuba! He was a special man.

Colleen Blouin

June 22, 2024 at 5:48 PM

I first met Bernie when my son became engaged to his daughter. He and Carmelle hosted a dinner party at their home in honour of the coming together of our two families. Both he and Carmelle were so very welcoming and kind. As the years passed, and the grandkids arrived, it became more and more apparent what a remarkable man he was. He was always there for them, often with a helping hand and just the best smile. I marveled at his abilities and his energy. You will be very missed, Bernie.

Philippe et Jackie Lavack

June 22, 2024 at 4:04 PM

Nos condoléances les plus sincères pour votre perte si soudainne. Nous avons de très beau souvenirs de Molly Maid Week a Aikens. Bon courage.

Dianne Gray-Wysocki

June 22, 2024 at 3:25 PM

I met Bernie at Kyle's gym 4 years ago. I was impressed by him right from the beginning. He was quiet but I could feel the strength of his spirit...knew who he was, solid, kind, generous, friendly. My regret is I didn't get to know him better. Peace be with you Bernie. Wishing you continued great adventures on the other side!

Gilbert et Linda Perrin

June 22, 2024 at 3:09 PM

Sincères condoléances à toute la famille Jounot.

Laurie Allen and Michel Monnin

June 22, 2024 at 2:47 PM

In the flood of the century in 1997, we needed a dike around our house, south of the floodway. Bernie quickly volunteered to help with the building of our wooden dike structure, erected in one day with a great crew of volunteers. Without Bernie's leadership and building skills, I don't know how we could have accomplished anything and certainly not as quickly! His kindness to us at a very stressful time was fantastic and never to be forgotten. He will be missed by so many!

Cliff Walker

June 22, 2024 at 2:33 PM

Bernie JOUNOT was my friend.and I am going to miss him terribly. We spent literally hundreds of hours underwater together off the island of Cozumel and every dive trip was brightened by his laughter. He scared the heck out of me on one dve by deciding to stay longer in Devil's Throat looking for the rest of his group. Nicole and I just wanted to hug him when he surfaced. I will miss you Mon Ami.

Mona Brown

June 22, 2024 at 1:29 PM

We feel privileged to have shared special times with Bernie and his family. Especially 6 trips to Cozumel with the children and busy grandsons .Such fun times creating memories of a lifetime ! We will miss his infectious smile and passion for life. If it was worth doing Bernie did it well.

Michelle Gervais

June 22, 2024 at 1:19 PM

Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Sa joie de vivre et son sourire resteront avec nous pour toujours.

Roger Chamberland et Michelle Gervais

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