Bernard Mercado Family Assistance

Bernard Mercado Family Assistance

From Catherine Thomas

This is a fundraiser to help the family of Bernard Mercado, a husband, father and friend who is so loved and passed away unexpectedly. Bernard passed at home early on the morning of 3/23.

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Update #6

about 1 month ago

Please RSVP! Have you sent your RSVP for the Ceremony of Life? Please let us know whether or not you plan to attend the Ceremony of Life. You should have received an evite in your email or you can access it via a link on Bernard's Facebook page. If all of that fails, feel free to comment on the post on Bernard's page to let us know whether or not you're coming. We'll have a virtual link for those of you who are distancing or want to pipe in from afar. RSVP here or email: catmthomas@gmail.com! http://evite.me/1APPGEeT49

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Bernard Duran Mercado, father, son, husband and friend passed away very unexpectedly at home early on the morning of 3/23. We don't have a lot of information yet on what happened but his wife, Anne and his children and mother are grieving and this fundraiser is set up to help Anne and the kids with any expenses for the memorial and ongoing bills. It's hard to believe that such a vibrant, happy person we all loved is gone. Bernard has friends, family and loved ones mourning in the US and Philippines. 

Let's all still celebrate Bernard's birthday and life. We will 

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Catherine Thomas posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #7

Please RSVP! Have you sent your RSVP for the Ceremony of Life? Please let us know whether or not you plan to attend the Ceremony of Life. You should have received an evite in your email or you can access it via a link on Bernard's Facebook page. If all of that fails, feel free to comment on the post on Bernard's page to let us know whether or not you're coming. We'll have a virtual link for those of you who are distancing or want to pipe in from afar. RSVP here or email: catmthomas@gmail.com! http://evite.me/1APPGEeT49

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Catherine Thomas posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #6

Our extraordinary husband, father, son and friend has found his final resting place. His family chose the perfect spot and sent his favorite sneakers along with him. We are SO grateful to everyone who has donated and helped make this possible. Bernard's love and laughter reached far and wide and it took us ALL to shepherd him to this place. More to come on the upcoming Ceremony of Life scheduled for 4/24. I So many of us are in still in shock and mourning Bernard and we can only hope that we're fortunate enough to meet him there when the time comes.

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Catherine Thomas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #5

+++++DATE CHANGE++++We have a date for Bernard's Ceremony of Life! It will be held April 24 in Phoenix. Time and Address to come. We will also make sure that there is a virtual link for those of you who can't be with us in person can dial in to the celebration. Bernard is truly someone who knew what was important in life: family, friends (and good food). We look forward to having all of us who loved him together to share memories and celebrate all of those who he touched--both here and in the Phillippines. See you there,

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Catherine Thomas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #3

Help us hit $10k and thank you to everyone who has donated their time, memories, page shares and kind words. You are all helping Anne and the kids. Here's a beautiful story about how much Anne was willing to do for her family: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/in-sickness-and-in-health-wife-donates-kidney-to-husband

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Catherine Thomas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

Happy Birthday, Bernard. So many of us did the hardest thing ever for you and celebrated. Because you were so worth it. To everyone around the world toasting Bernard's life today, we are all connected.

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Catherine Thomas posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #1

Thank you to everyone who has donated. We are slowly making arrangements for Bernard and for a Ceremony of Life. Anyone who needs to travel will have time to do it and we keep everyone updated of a time and place here. Anne is forever, forever, and ever grateful for the outpouring of love that you all have shown for Bernard. We still don't have a lot of details about what happened and I know so many of us are searching for answers but even without them, Anne's life and the kids' lives move on.

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