March 18, 1930 – March 27, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Bernice Eveline Scott (nee Cotter) passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Monday, March 27th, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Neil, and brother, Bill Cotter.
Missing her dearly are her two loving children: David (Johanna) and Karen (Richard) and four grandchildren: Jacob (Emy), Kylee (Corbin), Hanna and Amy.
Bernice was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan on March 18th, 1930 to Ella and Felix Cotter. The family moved to Vancouver in 1942. She graduated from John Oliver High School in 1948 and went on to enroll in the nursing program at St Paul’s Hospital.
During this time, Bernice met some very special friends with whom she stayed in touch with over the years, enjoying many great times together.
She moved to Nanaimo in 1950 at the age of 20 and went to work at Madill’s. Bernice met Neil during this time, and they were married July 23rd, 1955. In 1957, Neil and Bernice built a house in the Brechin area of Nanaimo, where they lived until the kids graduated from high school.
Neil and Bernice also built a cabin in the early 1960’s, at Dolphin Beach in Nanoose Bay, where their family spent every summer.
In 1979, Bernice and Neil built their dream home at Madrona Point, Nanoose Bay, and they moved on to the next chapter in their lives. They spent many fun filled days with friends and family at their beautiful home. Bernice and Neil made many memories cruising the waters in their Tollycraft ‘Thunderbird’.
They also loved travelling, and had the opportunity to visit many destinations with friends and family. Bernice had lots of fun with new and old friends when she moved into Berwick in 2017. She especially enjoyed the ‘Friday Happy Hours’ and her crib group.
Bernice was an outgoing, happy and caring person and loved hosting family get-togethers, she always had a smile for everyone she met. Bernice loved her family very much and was extremely proud of everyone.
A very special thanks to Berwick on the Lake for the wonderful times and great care they provided our Mom over the last five years. Thanks to her physician of many years, Dr. Ryan Kurytnik, for his excellent care. A special thank you to all the staff at the Palliative Care Unit of NRGH for the care, compassion and thoughtfulness they provided Mom in her final days.
Rest in Peace Mom (Nana)
We know Dad (Poppa) was
waiting patiently for you
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