Ling, Bernadette

LING, Bernadette

1964 - 2023

It is with resounding sadness that we announce the passing of Bernadette Meiling Ling on February 13, 2023. Bernadette courageously fought a long and arduous battle with breast cancer.  She was 58 years old. 

Bernadette is survived by her mother, Claire Cupen, her father, Dr. Edmund Ling and siblings Caroline McGloin, James Ling, Rachael Ling, Dexter Assoon and Eddy Ling, as well as by many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.  She was predeceased by her brother Nicholas Assoon.

Bernadette graduated from York University with a Masters in Environmental Studies.  She held a number of positions with the Government of Canada, the most recent of which was Social Policy Researcher - Indigenous Services.

Bernadette travelled extensively for business and pleasure.  Her passions included: natural skin care and perfumery, homeopathy, outdoor activities – especially near the water, cooking and dancing. 

Bernadette was vibrant, sociable and charismatic.  As an eloquent conversationalist, she thrived in social situations, and was often referred to as a someone who held a captive audience wherever she went.  Bernadette was loving and kind to her family and friends, and nurtured lifelong friendships with many who knew her.

Bernadette was determined to overcome any obstacle or challenge.  She met her challenges with fierce determination, and always maintained a positive outlook on life.  Bernadette lived life on her own terms, blazing an unforgettable trail to her last sunset.

Bernadette’s passing is a tremendous loss to her family, devoted loyal friends, and many who knew her. She has impacted the lives of many, and her legacy of light, love, and laughter will forever be in our hearts.

A celebration of Bernadette’s life will take place on Sunday March 5, 2023 at 2 p.m. at La Coopérative funéraire de l’Outaouais. 95 de la Cité des Jeunes Boulevard in Gatineau (Hull) Québec. Family will receive condolences as of 1:15 p.m.   It will be possible to view the ceremony, live or by replay, by following the link:

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19 messages reçus


Rest in peace such a beautiful soul and person, I’ll remember you with that beautiful smile that characterized you. Than you for let me be your friend.
Fly with the angels and light us up from heaven.

Yuselis Campbell Lavastida, le 19 février 2023

Bernadette and her family

Bernadette was more than a friend, she was a soul sister to me. I am thankful for her love, friendship and dedication, and for the many happy moments and laughs we shared over the many years we have known each other.

She will remain forever in my heart.

Anne Gabriel, le 19 février 2023

Bernadette's family

Incredibly saddened by losing my friend, I will miss your smile and kind heart. Rest easy my friend. Love you

Arghavan Nawaby, le 19 février 2023

Bernadette's family and friends

My deepest condolences to you. Bernadette will be in your hearts forever. I am sure she will be watching over you.

Suzanne Gorley, le 20 février 2023

Bernadette and family and friends

Thank you for your compassion in my time of need. I will never forget. Rest in peace sweet Bernadette.

Viki-Marie Di Censo , le 20 février 2023

Bernadette Ling

My precious sister , As your little sister I loved and did my best to be close to you. Past few months Bridget and I got closer to you. May you be at peace with our brother Nicky and all those who passed. I will always see your beautiful smile and face. Your in my heart and brain forever. You know how much I love you! I treasure all the memories of you for now hearing your name makes me cry I'll never forget you! You sister and niece and brother-in-law love you! That is Bridget and Kevin and Caroline McGloin

Caroline McGloin, le 20 février 2023

Bernadette's family

To all the family, my deepest condolences. I am so sad and I still can't believe I will never hear Bernie's laugh ever again. She will be in my heart forever. We shared so many beautiful moments. Only time will heal the void she left in everyone who knew her.

Jihane, le 21 février 2023

Bernadette Ling

My dear Bernadette,

I will always remember not only your exuberant personality, your beautiful smile, and your exquisite taste for the beautiful and artistic, but also your bravery and strength, which I witnessed these last several months when you made me believe in miracles by fiercely fighting this insurmountable battle.

Rest in peace

Emi Ilieva, le 21 février 2023

Bernadette family and zainab

My condolences to Bernadette mum,family and zainab.I was Bernadette psw worker. The short time spent with her will never be forgotten she was loving,nice,accommodating, always smiling.she was so positive and hopeful but what can we say or do.Man proposes God disposes. My Rest in peace Bernadette

Wendy, le 22 février 2023

La famille de Meiling Bernadette Ling

Dear family, please accept my sincerest condolences at this time of sorrow. Bernadette was an amazing person! She will be sorely missed by all those who loved and cared for her, and all those whose lives she touched. Love, Anne

Anne Murray, le 23 février 2023

Bernadette family and Zeinab

Please accept my deepest sincere condolences ! She was such a lovely lady I found even though I only met her for a few hours! Rest In Peace Bernadette

Heidi Mohtat, le 4 mars 2023


I will miss your warm, friendly smile. I will miss your beautiful energy and your joie de vivre. May you dance among the angels, my friend.

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Andreea Modrea, le 4 mars 2023

Bernadette's family

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Bernadette had an amazing personality. She was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well.

Patricia Godbille , le 4 mars 2023

Bernadette Ling

This tree bouquet is for you. The trees will remember your love for nature!

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Emilia Ilieva, le 4 mars 2023

To the friends and family of Bernadette

I will never forget Bernadette’s laughter that just seemed to bubble up from her core and lighten up the room. I send Bernadette my love to wherever she may be now. May there be peace for you that gets expressed in this tree every springtime.

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Patricia (Trish), le 5 mars 2023

Our Cousins

We were so sad to hear this news. I pray that you and the Family find some peace over time. God Bless, Rest in Peace Meiling.

Rory and Diane Cupen, le 5 mars 2023

Maggie,Anna and the entire family

Our deepest condolences.

Michael and Cathy Honore', le 5 mars 2023

Zeineb and Family

Please accept my deepest condolences to all family and friends of Bernadette. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Faouzi, le 5 mars 2023

Bernadette’s loved ones

I am so very sorry and sad for your loss! I so wish she could have danced a little longer on earth. I went to high school with Bernadette and was friends with her before she went out east to pursue her advanced degree. She will always hold a very special place in my heart and memory. We loved to go out dancing and I’ll cherish her image of her dancing wearing her favourite Fuchsia heels. Dancing with her arms in the air without a care. Rest In Peace dear one

Mercedes , le 7 mars 2023

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