February 16, 1913 – December 15th, 2011
Our Gramma passed away peacefully December 15th at the Lodge on 4th. Predeceased by her husband Jack, seven step children, son in law Bob Bennedict and her daughters; Margie and Darlene. Survived by her grandchildren Margaret Sandulo (Dave), Greg Saunders (Mary), Toni Mytts (Brian), Rod Saunders (Kailie), Cheryl Saunders, Mitch Gable, Cathy Gable, Doug Gable, Lynn Gable, Chris Gable and their families. Gramma lived for her family. Her kitchen was the family meeting place on Sundays where we all shared our weeks worth of stories and laughs while sharing the home made buns she prepared. Gramma loved her garden, she spent many hours tending to her flowers and vegetables. Gramma also had a passion for reading and continued to read everyday up until her passing. She was gramma to everyone. She was always there with a warm heart, a gentle ear, and a prayer when needed. Especially for her granddaughter Margaret and David Sandulo and great granddaughters Rachelle and Gina with whom she lived with. Gramma moved into the Lodge on 4th in March of 2011. Special thanks to Dr. Hatchwell and the staff at Hillside Medical. Also, a big thank you to all the staff at the Lodge on 4th for all the love and great care you gave our gramma in the last few months of her life. She felt safe, well cared for and at home.
Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 4th Avenue, Ladysmith BC, on December 20, 2011 at 10 AM. Celebrant Father Robert Mmegwa. Internment at Chemainus cemetery. In Bernice’s memory donations may be made to Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (Food Bank). 630 2nd Avenue, P.O. Box 1653, Ladysmith BC V9G 1B2. Condolences may be offered to the family at email@example.com
Telford’s of Ladysmith