Yves Bernard (1954-2014)

Yves Bernard, who has passed away at the age of 59, worked in the transport and handling service (EN-HE) and had been at CERN since 1 July 1975.


Yves Bernard, CERN Open Day 2008.

He initially worked for the various transport companies on site, such as H. Reigner, ISS, DBS and ALTEAD, during which time he quickly climbed the ladder (from driver to team leader to foreman) before becoming a member of the CERN personnel in 2004. He was also a volunteer firefighter at the Grilly-Divonne fire station.

He worked on all the large accelerator and experiment worksites, in particular on the installation of DELPHI and the North Area (UA1, UA2, UA5), on the Meyrin site (ISR, ISOLDE, AD, the CTF3 complex, n_TOF, LINAC4) and on consolidation work (PS, East Area, PSB). Always friendly and open, he was well-known by many people all over CERN. If ever you had a transport problem, he was the man to call. His commitment to the Organization meant he always went the extra mile to help out physicists and users. He was proud to work at CERN and the technical coordinators were able to count on him.

Throughout his career he became known and loved by many people at CERN.

His friends and colleagues


We deeply regret to announce the death of Yves Bernard on 21 June 2014. Yves Bernard, who was born on 16 October 1954, worked in the EN Department and had been at CERN since 1 July 1975.

The Director-General has sent a message of condolence to his family on behalf of the CERN personnel.

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