Bernice, beloved wife of forty-nine years of Carl, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 28, 2005 after a lengthy illness at the age of 68 years.
Bernice was born in Trail, BC on January 23, 1937. She married Carl in 1957 and together they lived in various places in Western Canada and have resided in Calgary for the past thirty-four years and recently moved to Cochrane.
Besides her loving husband Carl, Bernice is also survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Leigh Stone, Karen and Tom Molnar, all of Adelaide, Australia, and Joanne Sikina-Lee and Thomas Lee of Calgary; six granddaughters, Rachael, Erin, Demi, Logan, Carly, and Morgan; sister Irene Dacen-Johnsen and Steve Dacen of Calgary; and nieces Diana, Sharon and families. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Peggy Banica and Torbjorn Johnsen.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (404 – 4th Avenue North, Cochrane, AB) on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Frederick Monk, Presider. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust – Peter Lougheed Centre ~ Pulmonary – Hypertension, 10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, AB T2W 3N2 Telephone: (403) 943 – 0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.org. Special thanks to Dr. Field and staff at the Foothills Medical Centre and Dr. Halmersen and staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their compassion and care given to Bernice and family.
In living memory of Bernice Bonke, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences