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Teresa Kathleen "Tessi" McCoy Bernard
Birth: Jun. 21, 1961
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2010
Alcona County
Michigan, USA

Teresa, "Tessi the Dockbabe" was born in Burbank California on June 21, 1961 to Calvin & Emily (Elledge) McCoy Jr. She married Dennis Paul Bernard on April 5, 1998, and they moved to Mikado, Michigan.

Teresa was an avid bowler, a member of the Barton City Eagles Aerie #4141 Auxiliary, and a member of the American Legion of Mikado Auxiliary. She enjoyed her work as a DNR Boat launch security Guard.

She was a fan of jigsaw puzzles and a photographer willing to stop and take pictures that represented all that was good about where she lived, worked and played - fresh new snow, birds, sunsets, critters near the house, etc. She also enjoyed trips to story time at the library, to the sand beach, playing in her garden, efforts to make a driftwood garden, and generally exploring around the homeplace. She was especially good about interacting with people, an attribute that was instantly recognized by all she came in contact with.

Teresa was an avid genealogist and a good researcher. She was extremely helpful to others, especially the newbies.

She and her husband, Dennis, and two daughters, Teresa M. and Amanda R. M., were tragically the victims of a house fire on April 23, 2010.

Teresa is survived by her mother; a daughter, Michelle McMillian; and two sisters, Patricia (Kevin) Baldwin and Jody Lynn Best; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial for the Bernard family was held May 4, 2010, at Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, Michigan, with Rev. Tedd Galloway officiating.

Memorials in the family's name have been suggested for the family, the Fire and EMS at Mikado, or the contributor's local Fire/Rescue/EMS services.

Family links: 
  Dennis Paul Bernard (1942 - 2010)*
  Teresa Ona-Elizabeth Bernard (2001 - 2010)*
  Amanda Regina-McCoy Bernard (2003 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Del Huggins
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54795159
Teresa Kathleen Tessi <i>McCoy</i> Bernard
Added by: Del Huggins
Teresa Kathleen Tessi <i>McCoy</i> Bernard
Added by: Del Huggins
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Daffodils come up in spring after the first snow. I well remember all of our email conversations, that you were a cleaner for crime scenes and that your late husband was part of our beloved police. You told me of your home in the woods, shared your garden...(Read more)
- Robert
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
Mom i may not know/remember you but i will miss you i wish i could have met you but be glad that all us kids are talking now we will always love you and i forgive you for your past and wished i could have met the new you
- James Decker
 Added: Sep. 24, 2012
hey mom i miss you something awful i cant seem to get through the hurt and pain i have in my heart. i wish you were here with me helping me with your words of love, kindness, and understanding. i love you so much please help me through this as well.
- michelle mcmillan
 Added: Jan. 26, 2012
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