January 22, 1941 – September 23, 2012
Bernie Karperien, beloved Mother of Gerry (Diane), Wayne (Audrey), Brian (Christine) and Brenda (Alfred) passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the age of 71 years.
Bernie was a proud Cape Bretoner who met her soul mate Gerry shortly after moving to Calgary. Together they grew a close and loving family of three sons, one daughter and ten grandchildren. She worked many years at Canadian Western Natural Gas before retiring. Her life and first love was her family. Always a patient, kind and insightful mother and grandmother, with a tremendous amount of love in her heart for her children and husband. Bernie will be remembered for her ability to see the good in everyone, the unconditional love she held for God and all in her life, the warmth she brought wherever she went, and her amazing cooking!! She will be so greatly missed by so many.
She was predeceased by her adoring husband Gerry, four sisters and four brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bernie Karperien, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences