Lucie Dube Bertrand is at peace after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. She passed surrounded by her family on her mother's birthday, June, 18th. Lucie was born in St. Benoit de Packington, Canada, on April 18, 1945, to Patrick and Edna Morin Dube.
She and her family immigrated to Biddeford when she was sixteen. Shortly thereafter, she met the love of her life, Gerard PJ Bertrand for whom she waited while he served in the army in Germany. They married on May 29, 1965, and recently celebrated fifty-five years of marriage.
Lucie had a strong work-ethic and upon entering the US, she worked at John Roberts in Biddeford. Later, she trained as a CNA and took pride in caring for her patients. She worked for many years at St. Andre's Nursing Home, taking a break for a short period to work at Maine Cleaner's, and then continued as a CNA at Piper Shores until her retirement in 2010.
Lucie loved her family and was proud to share a multitude of pictures of them on FaceBook. She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years Gerard Bertrand, her four loving daughters; Debbie Crepeau and her husband Norm, Karen Laverriere and her husband John, Nancy Marston and her husband Eric, and Robyn McDevitt and her husband Joe. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who were the lights of her life: Megan Crepeau and her finance Chris Galluzzo and their children Ava and Aria; Nate Crepeau; Tom, Abby, and Grace Laverriere; Ella and William Marston; and Trevor, Mallory, and Lucy McDevitt.
Lucie is also survived by her siblings Patricia Perron and her husband Jean-Marc, Norm Dube and his wife Nancy, Lise Bertrand and her husband Conrad, Denise Paquette, Lucien Dube and his wife Odette, Denis Dube and his wife Jane, Fabienne Fortier and her husband Rick, Celine Ball and her husband Clayton, Fabien Dube and his wife Cherie and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Monique Patoine, her brother Guy Dube, and her brother-in-law Roger Paquette.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Inn at Atlantic Heights and Beacon Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be private. Nothing made Lucie happier than sharing a meal with her family. Should you wish to honor her memory and to help families in need, please consider donating to the Biddeford Food Pantry, 162 Elm Street, Biddeford, Maine.
Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
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