Bertrand H. Tancrel, 90, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway with his family at his side. He was born in Lewiston on April 17, 1928, the son of the late Alfred and Rose (Levasseur) Tancrel. Bertrand was educated in the Lewiston school system. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War.
Bertrand lived and worked as a contractor in Maine and Florida throughout his lifetime. He was a skilled carpenter who worked hard to earn the trust and respect of those he worked for. He was self-employed for the last 40 years doing business as B&M Builders. Bertrand also gave many hours helping family, friends and others with his trademark work ethic and expertise.
Bertrand loved to be on the pond aboard one of his many pontoon boats fishing and spending time with family and friends. He brought a smile to everyone’s faces with his jokes and warm heart. He enjoyed gardening, camping, dancing, hunting trips, art, reading Downeast magazine, and of course happy hour.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Bertrand, Louie, Joseph, Rose, Laurier, Muriel and a special nephew, Jerry.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Muriel, his daughter MaryAnn (David), Anita (Richard), Stan, Debbie (Stoney), grandchildren Julianne, Matthew, Alia, Jason, Josh, Jesse, Jaime, Alex, Rylie, great-grandchildren Anastasia, Cameron, Mackenzie, Alecia, Jeremy, Aubrey, and siblings Beatrice, Norman, Sister Wilda and Connie.
Bertrand lived his life surrounded by family and friends who remember the great man they knew as Bert, Dad, Pepere, Grampy, Uncle Bert and Husband.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
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