Daryl Wayne Bertrand

December 31, 1941 - May 31, 2021

Daryl Bertrand

Daryl Wayne Bertrand, 79, of Beaumont, Texas, fought a valiant battle with prostate cancer with his wife Paula at his side every step of the way. He made his transition to Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, on May 31, 2021.

Daryl was born in Beaumont, Texas on the 31st of December 1941 to Helen Cole Bertrand and John Baptise Bertrand.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Paula, son Paul (Christine) of Beaumont, Texas, brother John Reagan Bertrand (Rebecca) of Woodville, Texas, sister Dolores Bertrand of Wimberley, Texas, sister-in-law Deborah Bertrand of Creal Springs, IL, and two beautiful granddaughters, Gabrielle and Phoebe Bertrand of Beaumont, Texas. He also leaves behind nieces Melynda Rodrigue (Brad) and Becki Bertrand (Frank) and numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded by niece Heather Bertrand of Beaumont, and brother Ronald Bertrand of Creal Springs, Illinois.

Daryl was a graduate of South Park High School Class of 1960 and Lamar University, BBA-Marketing, leading to a lifelong career as a pharmaceutical representative for several major pharmaceutical companies.

Daryl and Paula loved traveling and visited all fifty states and had explored many of the major National Parks by car with Paul in tow. He had many hobbies that included mastering the baritone which led to a scholarship, was an avid photographer and competed in carving beautiful wood sculptures of birds.

Given the gift of gab Daryl never met a stranger and could actually “Talk to a Post.”

A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of your choice; or to The Big Thicket Association, 700 North Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, BigThicket.org.

Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (17)

  • Michael A Torres

    09 June 2021 at 20:59 | #

    I was blessed to know Daryl for a few decades. We were good friends for a long time so it breaks my heart that we had not touched base in a few years.
    I (like many) admired Daryl's ability to deliver a positive attitude with a big smile with the people he interacted with every day. We should all strive to be as positive and likable as Daryl. My prayers are with Paula, Paul ("Paul Wayne") and the entire family. I know it is very tough losing a great man like Daryl.
    God Bless

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  • Jeane Whitnell

    09 June 2021 at 17:53 | #

    Paula - I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m so happy you had 50+ years with the love of your life. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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  • Buzz and Cathy Long

    05 June 2021 at 21:52 | #

    Daryl was such a wonderful friend in our pharmaceutical industry. That led to many wonderful get togethers with all of our other friends in the business. Whether Tennis Shoe Tuxedo, skiing, hunting or eating in the backyard, he was a great friend. Paula and Paul we send our love and prayers to you. Buzz and Cathy

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  • Beverly Hutchinson Aranki

    05 June 2021 at 12:16 | #

    Our family met Daryl when he became a member of my dad’s band at SPHS. We all fell in love with him! He was a loving, funny, kind, and fun loving guy. His and Paula’s kindness to my parents will always be remembered. Paula, prayers for you and the family. Love,.

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  • Charles and Jo Ann Bordeman

    05 June 2021 at 01:17 | #

    Sending our love and prayers to you. Love you

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  • Linda Aulbaugh

    04 June 2021 at 18:59 | #

    Was A Great Guy Married to a Great Gal Who Was Beside Him Every Inch of the Way On Life's Journey A True Love Story...RIP Dear Friend...!

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  • Pay Duhon

    04 June 2021 at 15:16 | #

    Daryl was such a ray of sunshine at our morning breakfast talks after exercise class. His funny stories and insistence that he was kin to Rodney will be fond memories. Love and prayers to Paula and the Bertrand family.

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  • Margaret Koncaba

    04 June 2021 at 04:58 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family- Daryl and the crew would always come in the Pig Stand where I managed for breakfast and coffee . He was the nicest person- I’m truly so sorry for your loss.

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  • Karen Connolly

    03 June 2021 at 22:29 | #

    Daryl, you and Paula were ALWAYS there for me. Through losing my son, Ryan and then losing my husband Jerry. My heart was shattered and I believed it would never heal. But there you were, cracking wise and making me smile and laugh in spite of my pain. I can't thank you enough for that. Paula's many hugs salved my wounds and I made it back. You have entered the finest of company now. Rest peacefully in the knowledge that we will all be walking with Paula, at her side and all around her until it is her time to come and join you. You are loved by many and I am only one, but you made a HUGE difference in my life and I won't forget that positive impact. This life won't be the same without you ~

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  • Bob Thompson

    03 June 2021 at 22:01 | #

    My prayers are with your and your friends and family

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  • Virgil & Fay Martel

    03 June 2021 at 21:53 | #

    Paula, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  • Robert Wayne Touchet and Vicki

    03 June 2021 at 21:53 | #

    Dolores, John Reagan, Paula....... A loss to us all.

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  • Jim & Sherry Shell

    03 June 2021 at 21:24 | #

    Paula, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and we hope all the memories you have shared throughout the years with Daryl lifts you up during the most difficult days ahead.

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  • Ronald Lee

    03 June 2021 at 17:57 | #

    Paula prayers to you and family

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    • Bob Kuether

      04 June 2021 at 17:28 | #

      I will miss a true friend. He would always stop by in his little red Mazda and we would talk about so many things. Especially he always wanted to fly in a GYRO Helicopter with Paula by his side. You will be missed. GOD BLESS

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  • James Hahn

    03 June 2021 at 16:55 | #

    Paula and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Paula I know your pain at losing a spouse. You and Daryl's family are in my prayers for peace and healing.

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  • Rebecca Bertrand (Beki)

    03 June 2021 at 16:24 | #

    He was a fantastic Uncle! I’m so grateful to have such fond memories of him. And I also have this wooden name piece he made for me when I was just a very little girl. I’ve always loved it! He was so good at woodworking, truly impressive pieces. I loved seeing all his woodworking things he did and the smell his shed where he did it, with all that shaved wood.
    I just know my dad is hugging him and happy to see him again. Love you Uncle Daryl

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