Peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Petrolia on Sunday, June 24, 2012.  Born in Kapuskasing, JERRY BOURQUE was 84.  He will be missed by his wife Jeannette (nee Dignard), his children Rick and Yvette Bourque of Sarnia, Pam and Rod Charlton of Petrolia, Lynn and Jim Bidner of Petrolia, Mike and Anne Bourque of Petrolia, Ron Bourque and Kim Davis of Camlachie, Tony and Cathy Bourque of Petrolia, and Mary Ann and Al Hibbard of Sarnia, his seventeen grandchildren, and his eight great grandchildren.  Jerry took great pride in his family and loved teaching his children and grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by his sister Florence Dickens of Sarnia.  He was predeceased by his parents Pierre and Celeste Bourque, his brothers Edward, Armand, Joe, Lawrence, Philip, Hector, and Edward and his sisters Mina Slager and Marie Anne Vienneau.   Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10828 and was a 57 year member of the Boilermakers Local #128.  He had a great passion for carpentry and was an avid wood craftsman his entire life.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  Parish Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish, King St., Petrolia. Private burial will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Scarboro Missions or Canadian Food for Children.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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