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In Memoriam - Peter Bernier, DO

Tuesday, May 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: David Walls
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It is with great sadness that the family of Peter David Bernier announces his passing on March 9, 2018, at the age of 67. Pete was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1950. He moved as a young child to Bremerton, WA and graduated from West High School in 1968 where he lettered for 4 years in wrestling. He attended the University of Puget Sound and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1975. He graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California in 1983. He began as a family physician in Union, Oregon and then moved to Gresham, Oregon where he practiced for over 25 years. He was greatly loved by his patients who always called him "Dr. Pete". Pete had a love of tennis, racquetball, classic cars, Harley motorcycles, fishing and pets of all kinds. He was a fun and loving dad to his children Jackie Teach, Michelle Taylor, and Ryan Bernier. He adored his grandchildren Mackenzie, Olivia, Lucas, Wesley, and Tyler, who will miss their beloved Papa. He is also survived by his sisters Martha Johnson and Susan Henshaw. He was married to his high school sweetheart Gerri Hendry Bernier for 44 years and although they divorced 2 years ago they remained great friends. He was predeceased by his son Benjamin as well as his mother, Erleen and father, Fred.
 
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) namimultnomah.org or the charity of your choice. You are invited to share a memory at miller-woodlawn.com. His family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all of the family and friends who have supported us with such love and kindness. We believe that Pete had a joyous reunion with his precious son in heaven.
 

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