At Riverview Gardens Nursing Home, Chatham, on Thursday December 27th, 2012, Mr. Joseph “Gilbert” Brideau of Chatham in his 90th year. Cherished son of the late J. Basile and Marguerite Brideau. Beloved husband of Bertha Marie (nee Kelly). Loving father of Gerard (Mary) of London, Norman (Joan), Romeo (Becky) and Camille (Ann), Claude (Ellen) all of Chatham, Carmella Tasker (James) of Blenheim, Yvon (Nancy) of Kitchener, Yolande Reid (Greg) of Belle River, Roger (Tracey) of Morpeth, James (Leslie) of Chatham, Gary (Diane) of Emeryville, and Diane Decaluwe (Dwayne) of Kent Bridge. He will lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Dear brother of Albain and his wife Lillian of New Castle Miramichi, N.B. Predeceased by his son Edward, and by two brothers and five sisters. Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on Sunday December 30th visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church,184 Wellington Street West, Chatham, on Monday December 31st at 11:00 a.m. with Father Matthew Kucharskicelebrant. Cremation to follow. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. On-line condolences may be left at http://alexanderfuneralhome.ca Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.