May 9, 1922 – November 20, 2019
Bernice passed away November 20, 2019 in her 97th year. Mom was born in Radville, SK to Frank and Magdalena LaRoche. She was one of 9 children. Mom came out to Victoria, BC with her sister Kay. She worked at Royal Roads Naden and the Parliament buildings. She met Dad and married in 1947, moved to Duncan and had their children. Years later they moved to Chemainus. Mom always loved music; singing and playing guitar. Mom was very involved in St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Chemainus. Predeceased by her husband Stewart (1983), parents, granddaughter Tammy, sisters: Rosalie, Betty; brothers: Bud, Jerry, and her infant twin. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Sandy (Mike), Wendy (Jim); sons: Warren (Lorance), Brad; grandchildren: Jamie (Kari-Ann – Sydney, Tyanna, Thomas, Jessie), Teresa, Anthony, Rachelle (Jason), Michael (Sharon – Eric, Shelby), Keith (Laura – Raedyn, Jaxton), Julie (Craig – Colton, Lexi), Cory (Aidan, Madison, Connor), Neil (Everett), Hannah and Kathy, Brittany; sisters: Kay, Joan, Sally, Marie (Dean), and many extended family. She was a wonderful, thoughtful person and was loved by all. Mom, we will miss you so much but are glad you and dad are together again. We would like to thank those who were involved in mom’s care at Steeples and Chemainus Health Care. We would also like to thank her friend Beth for spending so much time with mom. For those wishing to pay their respects, a Visitation will be held from 12-4 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1135 4th Avenue, Ladysmith, BC. Tea to follow. Interment will take place at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca.
Sands Funeral Chapel Cremation and Reception Centre (Duncan)
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