Michael R. Bedard, 63, of Biddeford, died Saturday, April 27, 2019, at his home. He was born November 18, 1955 in Biddeford a son of Adrien and Claire (Souliere) Bedard. He was educated and graduated at Biddeford High School in 1975.
Michael enjoyed dancing to a variety of music, especially Lawrence Welk and Polka. Michael was very patriotic, waving the American flag whenever he had a chance. John Wayne was his favorite cowboy. Michael won many awards at the special Olympics in the years that he attended with sprinting being his favorite event. Michael attended the adult day programing at Truslow/Cohen Center for over 10 years, establishing many friendships. Michael’s last years were spent in the loving care of the Creative Works System organization.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Claire, in 2012 and his sister-in-law, Ursula, in 2009. He was also predeceased by his Godparents, Jeannette and Robert Lariviere.
His father, Adrien Bedard of Biddeford
4 brothers: Maurice Bedard of Biddeford
Andre Bedard and wife Penny of Saco
Daniel Bedard and wife Paula of Biddeford
Jean Bedard and wife Lisa of Biddeford
1 sister: Rose Gagnon and husband Raymond of Biddeford
Several nieces and nephews
Visiting hours will be 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. To express condolences on line please visit www.hopememorialchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, you may donate in Michael’s memory to Creative Works Systems, 10 Speirs Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.
Donations may be made to:
Creative Work Systems
10 Speirs Street, Westbrook ME 04092