Bernice passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville, at the age of 90.
She is survived by Wally, her husband of 60 years; daughter Karla Del Grande and her husband Al LePage, son Joel Peters and his wife Jayne, and son Dale Peters. Grandchildren Jessica (and Jovey), Stacey (and Shawn), Dan (and Tanya), Marshall, Michael, Haley and Cooper. Great-grandchildren Jason, Emily, Regan, AmberSky, Nick and Landon.
Bernice was born on September 8, 1921 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She and Wally moved to Ontario after they married in Saskatoon on February 8, 1952, raising their family in Burlington. They enjoyed gardening, family camping trips and square dancing, and were involved in activities at Wellington Square United Church. Bernice sang in the choir, performing solos, and also worked as a doctor’s secretary. After retirement they moved to Emsdale where they still enjoyed square dancing, also cross-country skiing and travelling in their motor home. Their next move was to Dairy Lane in Huntsville where they enjoyed socializing with their condo neighbours. Bernice was the youngest and last surviving of 7 sisters who grew up in a musical household. They kept in touch through prolific letter writing over the years when they were spread out from B.C. to Ontario.
A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held at Harmony United Church, Kearney on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 3 o’clock. Reverend Nina Filford officiating. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Algonquin Grace Hospice Huntsville, as a remembrance of Bernice, would be appreciated. We thank them for the excellent care given to Bernice and our family.
Bev, Herald Amendt and family
So sorry to hear of Aunt Bernice’s passing. What an incredible life she had. Her humble and quiet manner will be remembered always. I am so glad mom and I had the chance to visit recently. So wish we could all be there to share in your celebration of Aunt Bernice’s life! Take care and know that we are thinking of all of you!Bev, Herald and family
DEAR WALLY & FAMILY,BERNICE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY. IT WAS AN HONOUR TO KNOW HER, SHE WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL PERSON.
Grandma will be truly missed I remember spending countless hours listening to her play the piano and singing. She had a such a beautiful voice. She was a strong woman with a wonderful sense of humor. It was a honor to be her granddaughter.
Harvey & Verna Rickward
Hi WallySo sorry for your loss,We will always remember the good times square dancing,round dancing and socializing with you both and other dancers we sure had good times.Remember the good times at Sheas BBQ
Bruce & Marj Wilson
Dear Wally & FamilyOur thoughts are with you at this time