December 24, 1927 – Okotoks, Alberta
April 15, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Bernice beloved wife of Stuart Williamson of Calgary, passed away on April 15, 2017 at the age of 89 years.
Bernice, the fourth child of Vivian and Meta Gough was born at the family farm near Okotoks on Christmas Eve in 1927 and she passed away at her home in Midnapore on April 15, 2017.
Bernice grew up in Midnapore and attended grade school at The Father Lacombe Home. For her high school education, she boarded at Sacred Heart Convent and attended St. Mary’s School. After high school Bernice entered religious life with The Sisters of Providence choosing the name Sister Lois Ann. She became a teacher and talked often and fondly of her time teaching especially her time in Dawson Creek. In 1966, she left the Sisters of Providence and settled in Calgary and went to work for The Calgary Separate School Board as an early elementary teacher. Bernice loved the children and it thrilled her when one of her former students contacted her. In the late sixties, Bernice met Stuart Williamson the man who became the love of her life. Bernice and Stuart were married in 1970 and spent many happy years together. After Stuart’s passing Bernice kept a busy social life. She helped at Father Lacombe Nursing Home, drove people to church and she rarely missed her daily coffee break at the Co-op Store on MacLeod Trail. Bernice was proud of her heritage and was active in The Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants. Bernice will be missed by her many family and friends.
She is survived by her sisters, Muriel and Eileen as well as many family and friends. Bernice was predeceased by her beloved husband Stuart; her two sisters, Margaret and Kathleen; and by her brothers, Harold, Patrick, Frank and Walter.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bernice Williamson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences