WAM Feb 22-Feb 23 - Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard
The arts community in Newfoundland and Labrador is grieving the loss of Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard. Louis was the much beloved son of Andy Jones and Mary Lynn Bernard and the brother of Marthe Bernard. All well known and well loved members of the theatre community and Marthe is one of the stars of the Republic of Doyle - she plays Tinny. Louis struggled with mental health issues and his obituary clearly stated that he died of his own hand. The families openness and lack of shame around Louis' suicide was noted by many people who attended the funeral. Mary Walsh - a colleague of Andy Jones' from their days performing in CODCO gave the eulogy. The speech was funny, heartwaming and a call to action.