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Bernard »Bernie» Melanson


Bernard »Bernie» Melanson
Bernard «Bernie» Melanson, 73, of Saint-Paul, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home on Wednesday September 14, 2022.
Born in Moncton, Bernie was the son of the late Gerald and the late Hélène (LeBlanc) Melanson.

Bernie is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Norma (Belliveau), his three sons: Jeff (Lori) of Fredericton, Chris (Amy) of Mount Stewart, PE and Jean-Michel of St-Paul, his mother-in-law; Auréa Belliveau as well as several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his two brothers: Jean-Guy and Michel.

Bernie’s love of family, community, and music, which began at an early age, took him on an incredible journey over his extensive carrier. Bernie was the founding member of the Popular Moncton based band the “Missing Lynks” and played with other fine groups such as, Harvest, Well’s Fargo, “Bernie” and the High Street band, just to name a few. Bernie used his musical ability and talent over the years to give back to his community and others by organising many fundraisers, such as, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, Care Canada Kosovo Relief concert, Headstart Fundraiser Concerts just to name a few
Bernie’s Professional life was one of innovation and was a pioneer in in technology. He was owner of BLM Communications, (one of the first cell phone providers in New Brunswick), Star Tech Satellite and TV (one of the first Satellite Dish companies in New Brunswick.) He then went on to Write TV documentaries, radio jingles, for such clients as Reveen, Magic Mountain and NB Tourism. Bernie was also the host of the popular 80’s TV Show Backstage, taught guitar lesson and coached minor hockey.
Later in life, Bernie became an avid golfer and spent many hours at Country Meadows golf club.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and all those who knew him.
As per Bernie’s request, there will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Saint-Paul-de-Kent Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm with interment in the Chartersville Cemetery.

In Bernie’s memory, donations may be made to the «Le cancer communautaire de Saint-Paul» or to the Extra Mural of Kent county.

A celebration of life will be organized in November
Funeral arrangements are in the professional care of Maillet Funeral Home, Bouctouche.
Service Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2022