I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a good man and a great neighbor. May you find comfort knowing he is with Carol and Ann. God Bless.
The Schlapman's send thoughts and prayers to the Berceau family. Many fond memories growing up as neighbors to the Berceau's on Dauphin Street. I also worked for Jim for many years. Jim will be sadly missed. Thinking of you all,
Thanks for the Job Jim and the 40+ years of memories. You will be missed.
The world has lost a really great man!Jim was one the nicest and sweetest men i have had the chance of knowing.He will forever be in my heart and mind.I am glad i was able to have brought a smile to his face with the shakes and booyah i would bring him after i left there.Tom and Amy i am so sorry for your loss but i will tell you that he was very proud and loved you both with all his heart and always talked highly of you both.
Amy, Tom and families,
Thank you for the opportunity to care for your wonderful Father. What a kind and gentle man he was to all that met him. I enjoyed my many visits with him and always looked forward to our chats. keeping you in thought and prayer and may God's peace surround you as you grieve.
Our sincere sympathy for your loss. I first met Jim's wife when I was visiting Joanne and Hilary at the nursing home and met Jim at our daily Masses at St. Matthew Church at 6:45 A.M. It was always nice to chat with him after Mass. God Bless you all and our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
I too worked for Jim, many years ago. He was a great boss. I consider it a priviledge to have worked for him and known him. He will truely be missed.
My relationship with the Berceau family began in the '50s when I became friends with Jim's "baby" sister, Clare. I was aware that she had an older big brother but never really got to know him until later years when we shared a love of "up north" where we both had cottages. My husband and I never missed a chance to spend time with him and often went out to dinner together. My favorite Jimmy story is the one about the "tub". The northern Wi supper clubs love to encourage customers to have a drink or two while waiting for a table. On one of these occasions, Jim was asked if he would like his drink in a regular glass or a tub. Jim winked gleefully and happily declared "the TUB" please! What's not to love about that!? With Jim, the welcome mat was always out whether at the cottage or at home in GB, especially enjoying a nay or yay discussion of the Packers. This generous man with the twinkle in his eyes will be sweetly remembered always.
My relationship with the Berceau family began in the mid 50s when I met and became friends with Jim's "baby" sister, Clare. I was aware that Clare had a big brother but didn't really get to know him until much later in life. My husband and I shared his love of "up north" through our cottages and never missed a chance to meet at one of the local supper clubs for dinner. My favorite Jimmy story is about a "tub". It's typical of these supper clubs to encourage drinks at the bar before dinner, happy to satisfy a customer's desire. If given a size choice between a "glass" or a "tub", Jimmy winked and gleefully chose the latter. The welcome mat was always out whether at the cottage or at home in GB, with generosity and love of family and friends his hallmark. We treasure the times and years we had with him.
Jean and Jeff Wheeler
Amy, Tom and family;
We were saddened to hear the loss of our good friend Jim Berceau. Liz knew Jim since grade school, waiting for her school bus at his gas station when it was cold. I've known Jim for more than 30 years. On each occasion we dealt with Jim he was always having fun, he was upbeat and always had the biggest smile on his face. Jim was the kind of guy you wanted to hang around because his personality and disposition cheered you up. There was nothing more important to Jim then his family. He was very proud of his children and took great pleasure in telling us what each one was doing. We know Jim had the most fun at his cottage with family. Jim is friend who will be dearly missed. Remember all the good times with your father, he was a true gentleman throughout his life.
Going to miss you Uncle Jim. You were one of my heros. You'l always be #1
I used to work for Jim years ago, he was the best boss I ever had. Thanks for being you. We had lots of fun.
Awesome Man - Many great memories - Great friend and was always there for us - Will be miised
Uncle Jim you were a wonderful uncle and a good man. When you get to heaven give Aunt Carol and Ann a huge hug for me. You will be in my heart forever. Love you always.
Dear Family, I knew your dad when he owned the Shell gas station on Webster. What a pleasant and wonderful man he was. It was always a pleasure to stop at the station because he was so friendly and kind. It goes without saying he will be missed by family and his many friends. My sincere sympathy, Jan Priewe
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Jim was an amazing man, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Jim over 4o years ago, as a little girl when he had the gas station. Then I met him again about a year and a half ago when I started working at Bishop's Court. I couldn't figure out how I knew him and one day I asked him if he knew my dad and he said "yes, I use to own a gas station and got his fuel and work done there". I couldn't believe I remembered him from all those years ago, you know he had to be someone special. And to get to know him again so many years later was a blessing. He was one of my favorites at Bishop's. I am so glad I got to spend time with him. He will be truly missed.
Amy, Phil, Tom, Kathy and extended family.
Facing the holidays and the coming of the new year will be extremely hard without your father. Remember all the lifetime memories and the love of family and friends. Our deepest sympathy.
May you Light forever shine Jim ?
Tom, Kathy & the Berceau Family. Our Condolences to you for your loss. Jim was a nice man & I'm happy I had the privilege to have met him. He is free now & with the love of his life. Prayers for all of you & much love sent your way. Blessings to you. Godspeed Jim & Peaceful journey ....