Bernadette Collin

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Madawaska - Bernadette Collin, 91, died peacefully Monday, January 9, 2017, at a Fort Kent hospital. She was born November 20, 1925, in St. David, a daughter of the late Ernest and Nathalie (Lavoie) Morin, and raised in St. Agatha.
She was a hard-working, dedicated farmer's wife, spending many days alongside her husband tending the land. She was also a master gardener and grew all of the produce for her home, canned her goods, and shared with her neighbors. A perfectionist, she enjoyed knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, or any task that would help her family and the farm prosper.
She is survived by: her daughter, Avis Collin of Ottawa, ON, Canada; one sister, Marie Marthe Jewett of Lewiston; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Bernadette is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Aurelle Collin, and three siblings, Tina Boone, Sylvio Morin and Gilbert Morin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at St. Gerard-Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Grand Isle. Relatives and friends may greet the family Monday evening 6-8:00 p.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 114-10th Ave., Madawaska. There will be no visitation Tuesday morning. Spring burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Lille. To share condolences online, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com
Published on  January 12, 2017
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