February 14, 1936 – July 26, 2011
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bernice on July 26, 2011. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the age of 75. Bernice was born Bernice Rita Henry in Cutworth, Saskatchewan on February 14, 1936, along with her twin sister Patricia. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 56 years John Koch, and her children Anna, Ron and Kim, Jan and Rudy and Gail.
She is survived by sisters, Pat and Marion; brothers, Norman and Marcel; grandchildren, Jennifer, Heather, Tamara, Chris, Steven, Johnny, Janna, Josh and Chad, Brandi Lynn and Spencer and all her precious great-grandchildren. Bernice loved her music, bingo, family gatherings and camping. The family would like to thank the staff at the Southwood Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion of our mother. As well as the many friends and family members who helped with moms care and comfort over the last few months.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1M9.
In living memory of Bernice Koch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences