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Date of Passing: May 20, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
August 5, 1939 - May 20, 2023
Bernice Violet passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday May 20, 2023.
Bernice was born in Alexander, MB on August 5, 1939. After completing grade 11 she moved to Newdale, MB for a short time to work in their general store, and live with her sister Shirley. She relocated to Souris, MB where she worked as an operator for Manitoba Telephone System. In 1962, she married Art Atkinson of Elgin, MB. They settled in Brandon on Whitehead Crescent, where they resided for 60 years.
Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Art (2018), and her brother, Calvin Fisher (2022). She is survived by her sons Brian (Betty), and Gary (Sandra); daughter Cindy (Shawn); and her pride and joy grandchildren, Kristin, Jayme, Michael, and Kendra. She will also be missed by her sister Shirley Pederson and family, and by her many good friends and neighbors.
To celebrate Bernice’s life, a come and go tea will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre (lower level of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home), 332 8th Street, on Monday, June 19, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friends who wish may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
Publish Date: Jun 17, 2023
Bernice passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2023 surrounded by her family at the age of 83. She is now reunited with her husband, Art (2018). Bernice leaves behind her children, Brian Atkinson (Betty Anderson), Gary (Sandra) Atkinson and Cindy (Shawn) Poncsak; and grandchildren, Kristin (Sean), Jayme (Cole), Michael, and Kendra.
To honour Bernice’s life, a come and go tea will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre (Lower level of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home), 332 8th Street, Brandon, MB on Monday, June 19, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
Publish Date: May 27, 2023
As published in Brandon Sun on May 27, 2023, Jun 17, 2023
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
I knew Bernice when I was a child growing up in Alexander. Her home was right next to the school, so we passed it every week day. When I grew up and worked for MTS, I ran into Bernice again as she was married to Art. Both were wonderful people and I know she will be missed. She will always be in her children’s heart, right next to Art. My condolences to the family. Darlene (Preston) Van Mulligen. - Posted by: Darlene Van Mulligen (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2023
Cindy & family, so sorry for your loss. Seems like I was just talking to you yesterday, and to see this today :(. I so remember your mom's smile when she would come into the bank, she always brightened my day! What a special lady! - Posted by: Lisa Kosior (Friend ) on: May 27, 2023
Brian, Gary and Cindy, so very sorry to see the passing of your mom. She was truly a beautiful lady inside and out. I have many fond memories of her. My condolences to you and your familes. Audrey Wright Chicago, Illinois - Posted by: Audrey Wright (Hallick) (Friend) on: May 27, 2023
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