Sapper Erik Bronson Bernard

    • Sapper Erik Bernard
    • CME Badge
    • Camp Bernard 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Erik Bronson Bernard as the result of a motor vehicle accident  in Lincoln, NB on 27 November 2016 at the age of 23. Sapper Bernard was member of 4 Engineer Support Regiment.

    Sapper Bernard was born in 1993 in Charlottetown, PE and enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in Charlottetown in 2013. He completed his Basic Military Qualification at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruitment School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC  in May 2013 and subsequently completed his Basic Combat Engineer training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Gagetown, NB. Completing this course in December 2013, Erik spent the rest of his career with 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4 ESR) in Gagetown, NB.  He was heavily involved in Regimental activities. Initially joining 42 Horizontal Construction Squadron as a section member, Erik spent most of his time at 4 ESR in 21 Field Troop as a section member and LAV III driver.*

    Resting at the Abeqweit First Nation Chapel, Scotchfort, PE, for visitation on Sunday, 4 December from 2:00 p.m. until Monday, 5 December at 10:30 a.m. The funeral will be held on Monday, 5 December with funeral at 11:00 a.m. held in St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church, 1289 Donaldston Road, Tracadie Cross PE. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The family asks that donations be made to the Aboriginal Youth Environmental Services instead of sending flowers.  Condolences can be sent through the funeral home.  {khDec2016}


    * In 2018 4 Engineer Support Regiment honoured the memory of Sapper Erik Bernard by naming their Main Operating Base for Exercise NIHILOSAPPER18 and the refurbished Abegweit Mikmaw trail system for him.