We announce with a deep sorrow in our hearts, the loss of Bernard "Bern" G. Bolduc, 74, who went home peacefully with His Lord with his beloved wife and family at his side on May 8, 2011 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Born Jan. 16, 1937 he was the son of Elucippe and Mildred Vining Bolduc. He attended parochial schools and graduated from Waterville High School in 1955. Bernard served proudly in the U.S. Army 16th Artillery at Fort Bragg, N.C. He also was on the rifle Team and was honored Soldier of the Month. He served in the National Guard Reserve. He worked most of his adult life in paper mills. He married Juliette "Judy" E. Douin May 7, 1960 and had one daughter, Debora A. Bolduc-Burke and two lovely granddaughters, Amanda Marie and Ruth Ann Bolduc-Burke. His family meant everything to him. He was a good man, a good caring, loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor. He was an avid outdoors man. He was a skilled rabbit hunter, took pride in the land and enjoyed working in his woodland garden. He enjoyed nature walks especially with his dog "Rosy". He believed in exercising and keeping physically fit. His hobbies were reading, watching sports, cross country skiing and hunting. His departure will leave a deep void in our hearts, but his love and cherished memories will help fill in the empty spaces. He will always be fondly remembered for his deep caring and devotion to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, friend and soulmate of 51 years, Juliette "Judy" E. Bolduc; sister, Patricia Hewins and husband Coral; sister-in-law, Lucille Bolduc; two brothers-in-law, Roland "Joe" Douin and Paul Douin; two granddaughters, Amanda Marie and Ruth Ann Bolduc-Burke; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Elucippe and Mildred Bolduc; brother, James Bolduc; his loving daughter, Debora "Debbie" A. Bolduc in 2006; recently his dear mother-in-law, Adrienne B. Douin, whom he helped take care of most of his married life. Bernard's wife wants to acknowledge the exceptional care of doctors, nurses and staff of MaineGeneral Medical Center and Maine Medical Center in Portland along with the caring kindness that was shown to him, his wife and family that many times went beyond the call of duty. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., May 12th at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon Fri., May 13th, at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Bernard Bolduc's name may be made to the Tuition Assistance Fund at St. John Catholic School, % Rev. Joseph Daniels, Corpus Christi Parish, 70 Pleasant St., Waterville, ME 04901.