Raymond Peter Berard, beloved by all, passed from this life Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
He was born to Donald and Mary Ann Berard on Feb. 12, 1965, in Missoula, Mont., the fourth of four children.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents on both sides. He is survived by his loving mother, Mary Ann Berard of Charlo, Mont.; two sisters, Aleen Berard and Marie (Roger) Brown of Washington; brother David (Hildi) Berard of Arizona; and many loving nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He sought the tranquility and the soul of his beloved majestic mountains of Montana and Idaho.
From youth, his passion for fishing and hunting ran strong and deep. His love for music ran true and clear, tenderly singing and strumming for a chosen few. His life was filled with genuine friends, both young and old. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Born with a hammer in his hand, he became a master craftsman in the art of his trade, carpentry.
We will miss our gentle, tender and loving Raymond. May peace and stillness enfold you. In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice.
No services are planned.
Friends can share condolences, stories and photos or light a candle at www.woodriverchapel.com.