Message from the Archdiocese:
|We regret to inform you that Father Robert Bedard, CC, Founder of the Society of the Companions of the Cross, died on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the age of 82.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Fr. Bedard was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 1955 in Blessed Sacrament Parish by the Most Rev. Marie-Joseph Lemieux, O.P. Archbishop of Ottawa. He held many appointments in the Archdiocese of Ottawa, most notably as teacher and administrator of St. Pius X High School, and pastor of St. Mary’s Parish. He founded the Society of the Companions of the Cross in 1985.
Visitation will be at St. Mary’s Church in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 and from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The prayer vigil will be at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral Mass, presided by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. The prayers of the Rite of Committal will follow at Hope Cemetery.
Fr. Bedard will be sadly missed by his diocesan and religious families, as well as by family members and friends.
Please remember him and his religious family in your prayers.
Father Bob Bedard was a great and faithful priest. I knew him well from my days at St. Mary’s parish. He was always supportive of me and I’ll miss him very much.