Peacefully, Bernice passed away at the age of 91.
Mom was predeceased by her husband of almost 60 years Frank and leaves to mourn her daughters Judy (Peter), Janice (Kelly), Darlene, Nancy, Peggy, Penny, her grandchildren Jessica, Elliot and Bronson, sisters and brothers, and many nieces and nephews.
Mom grew up in Bankend, Sask. then moved to Winnipeg with several of her sisters. She worked at what was then the General Hospital. She met Dad and they married in 1949. They moved to the family farm near Oakbank and built their home in 1962 where they would raise their girls. It was a busy household with six daughters. Mom always worked hard in her huge garden of vegetables and berries and happily shared the bounty with family and friends. She loved her pots of annual flowers and every year she lined the garden with long rows of red and white Petunias. She was always busy with cooking, baking and looking after the house and farm which included years of milking dairy cows, and the raising of pigs and chickens. She was a fabulous baker and her cinnamon buns were famous along with many other baked treats. She was also well known for her delicious perogies and fantastic dill pickles.
After the girls grew up and moved out, the farm continued to be the meeting place for all family celebrations and many family dinners. Mom and Dad eventually sold the animals and the farm land, but kept their home with the yard at the corner of Springfield & Cooks Creek Roads. They resided there until 2008 when failing health made it obvious that they could no longer stay, even with the help of their very good neighbours. Mom was very dedicated to her faith and took great pride in her church – The Immaculate Conception Church at Cooks Creek where she spent many years as a parishioner and enjoyed working with her good friends of the Ladies Society.
Mom happily resided at Concordia Village for 11 years where she leaves behind many dear and close friends. A service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Bernice Wasylishen Monday May 25th 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Oakbank, Province: Manitoba