GORDON, Bernice Adeline
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September 22, 1926 - December 1, 2011
Bernice, loving wife of Vernon Gordon, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Bow View Manor at the age of 85 years. She began her life's journey on September 22, 1926 in Cornwall, ON as a sibling to 12 children born to Louise and Frank Bonneville. Bernice married Vernon in 1944 and together they began a life of love and laughter that included raising their three children, Linda (Jack Ivanco), Daniel (Gloria Harasym), and Dolly (Ronald Senger). Bernice also had a major role in the care and guiding of their six grandchildren, Leslee (Patrick Simmons), Michelle, Jillian, Gregory, Mark and Steven. Bernice surrounded herself with her family. She was a wonderful wife, exacting mother, nurturing grandmother and the ultimate homemaker. Bernice taught herself to crochet, knit, sew, bake and cook, and became a master at all. She also enjoyed her weekly bingo nights, card playing, reading, and dancing. She loved to sing. Bernice and Vernon worked as a team throughout their time together. Her adventures with him included a move to Ft. McMurray in 1965 and back to Calgary in 1976. She enjoyed camping with him and their children and later with their extended family. She also enjoyed a cup of tea with many friends and family. She leaves behind two great grandchildren, Caris and Alistair. Bernice will be sadly missed and always lovingly remembered as the creative and vibrant woman she was before she began her struggle with Alzeimer's. Thank you to the staff at the Bow View for the care and kindness you gave Bernice. A Memorial Service for her will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Alzeimer's Society of Calgary (201, 222 - 58 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 2S3). To email expressions of sympathy: email@example.com subject heading: Bernice Gordon. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1605 - 100 Street SE - Google/GPS - 242013 Garden Road SE, Calgary, AB Telephone: 403 272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca
Published in The Calgary Herald on Dec. 5, 2011