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BERNICE HERD (BADALI)

Date of Passing: Feb 14, 2021

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BERNICE HERD

Peacefully, on February 14, 2021, Bernice Herd (Badali) passed away at home at the age of 90 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her
children, Laurie, Jeff, Cathie (John Denomme), Mary (Bill Redekop), Anthony (Darlene), Clare (Russ Macsymetz), and
Karen (Ken Mytruk); her grandchildren,
Sarah (Jason), David (Signy), Maeva, Shani, Ethan, Tim, Jacob, Kathrine, Michael
(Christine), Nathan (Chauntel), Matthew (Alanna), Bethany (Christie), Stephen, Kelsey, Adam (Laura) and Kyle (Cori); and her great-grandchildren Remy, Flynn and Jonas.
Bernice was born in 1930 to Gus and Nina Badali, and lived most of her life in Winnipeg. Her cousin, Pat Olsen, was also an only child and they became like sisters. In school, she met the love of her life, Jack Herd. They
married in 1951, and were best friends and soul mates for 58 years till his passing in 2009. Together, they raised seven children in the family home in Transcona – where they made many great neighbours and friends.
Bernice was the consummate caregiver. Her nurturing extended beyond her own
children, often to their spouses or significant others, grandchildren, neighbours, friends, and extended family members. She was
always quick to offer a meal, baking, sewing or a ride to shopping or appointments.
Bernice was active in the Catholic Women's League and their parish church, St. Joseph the Worker. She often helped with the annual church bazaar or serving at funerals. After being a stay-at-home mother for many years, Mom went out to work part-time at Peoples Jewellers and the Bay. She stayed active by gardening, taking university courses in
Italian and History, travelling, feeding her birds and Gracie the squirrel, doing Tai Chi with Jack and her favourite hobby,
babysitting and spoiling her many
grandchildren.
In later years, Bernice cared for her father, mother and aunt Lucy as they all faced
illnesses. She was our rock, and took
extraordinary care of our dad when he was diagnosed with Diabetes and later,
Alzheimers. Even after knee replacement surgery and a heart failure diagnosis, she was active and continued to live independently with help from special people like Angie Nieckarz and Mel Stewart. She enjoyed her visits and calls with her cousin in Vancouver, Carol Engler. She especially enjoyed
watching her Winnipeg Jets and Blue
Bombers.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Health Sciences Centre Emergency, Concordia Hospital, Palliative Care Services, and special family friend, Win Torchia, for her friendship and daily check-in calls.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a
charity of your choice.

Good-bye my family, my life is past.
I loved you all to the very last.
Weep not for me, but courage take.
Love each other for my sake.
For those you love don't go away.
They walk beside you – every day.

E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
ejcoutu.ca

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • My heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mom. Mrs Herd, to me was always a gentle soul, soft spoken, tiny as a button, strong as an ox, very thoughtful, acknowledged others, strong willed, and had a beautiful smile. I will always remember her smile. Her large family surpassed ours by one. We all were brought up in Transcona and started our schooling at St Joseph the Worker. I know she was a woman of Faith as were all our parents. May the Good Lord's Angels take care her as I'm sure Heaven is her new home. . God Bless Thinking of you all ❤️Pat Brokke, Lynda Krampetz, Angela Loftus Brian Lucko Raymond Lucko and Doreen Enns - Posted by: Pat Brokke (nee Lucko) (Friend of Cathie) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to the Herd family. Whenever I was visiting with Karen, your Mom was always so kind to me. She was a generous, thoughtful person and I am sure she will be deeply missed by all of you. At this difficult time, may you draw comfort from cherished memories and the caring and compassion of friends who are here for you now. With sincere condolences, Lisa Rand, Kerry, Liam & Kaitlyn Mitchell - Posted by: Lisa Rand (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear Mother. Truly a life well lived. Wonderful neighbour. So nice that she got to stay in her own home her whole life. She shall be missed. - Posted by: The Preece Family (Longtime neighbours) on: Feb 25, 2021

  • I just want to say how very sorry I am to all of you for your loss. Mrs.Herd was such a gentle and beautiful lady inside and out. - Posted by: Donna Boudreau (Friend to Karen and Ken) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • Sincere sympathy and many prayers. Please check at 27 for mail. Love to all. - Posted by: Patricia Thompson Cosgrove (Friends ) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • To the Herd family. So very sorry for your loss.Bernice will be greatly missed. She was a beautiful person and a wonderful friend to us. Sincerely Angie & Ron Duval - Posted by: Angie and Ron Duval and family (Friends) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • Both Roger and I extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your very dear mother. My encounters with her were few and far between but were always memorable. Mrs. Herd made you feel present in a conversation, she was always generous with asking me sincere questions about my well being. Very engaging. I always enjoyed our encounters, she carried herself with such admirable dignity. A beautiful obituary which represents a testament to her life as she chose to live it; her and her late husbands success are reflected in their children. I hope you are all doing well, and receiving what you need at this time. Our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Robert Fairbairn (Friend of dependant) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • Thinking of you all in the loss of your sweet dear mother. She was a lovely woman and a dear friend to our mother Nettie. They were such good friends that they had a walking path between our two yards on Cloverdale Crescent. Your mother was always so thoughtful and kind to everyone and the news of her passing saddened us all. The Dratwa girls. - Posted by: Cathy Penner (Former neighbour and family friend) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • My condolences on the passing of your Mother. I got to know her better when I worked one summer with her son, Jeff at Rainbow Stage. What a lovely person she was, always asking about my family and filling me in about what was happening with her children, particularly Jeff, when we occasionally ran into each other over the years at various places in Transcona. - Posted by: Janice Cummine (Rinella) (Cousin) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • My condolences on the passing of your Mother. I got to know her better when I worked one summer with her son, Jeff at Rainbow Stage. What a lovely person she was, always asking about my family and filling me in about what was happening with her children, particularly Jeff, when we occasionally ran into each other over the years at various places in Transcona. - Posted by: Janice Cummine (Rinella) (Cousin) on: Feb 20, 2021

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