Bernice Constance Gertrude Milne (nee Ditchfield), April 4, 1926 – March 19, 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the age of 94 years. Bernice passed away peacefully in her sleep at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC.
She was predeceased by her parents, Irene and Stanley Ditchfield, sisters Viola and Darlene, and her great-grandson Dylan Budz.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children Sherry (Cecil) Dusek, Gary (Rowan) Milne, and Gail (Chris) Town; grandchildren Clanci (Wayne) Budz, Lyndsey (Greg) Carroll, Steven (Sarah) Town, Bryan (Sydney) Town and Lee (Ashley) Milne. She will be dearly missed by her great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Emma, Stella, Sawyer, Scarlett, Avery and Evan.
Bernice was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. She completed her grade 9 education and then found employment to help support her family financially. She was married October 4, 1949 and went on to have three children. Bernice loved her children and loved family gatherings. Over the years she spent her free time sewing, knitting, baking, reading, gardening and playing bridge, but her greatest passion was traveling. She took many trips with various family members traveling across Canada. Bernice enjoyed watching professional sports, especially her Toronto Blue Jays. However, her greatest joy came from watching her children and later her grandchildren participate in their favourite sports.
For many years, Bernice was an active member of Riverview United Church in Winnipeg. After selling her home in Winnipeg, Bernice moved to Kamloops, BC where she lived with her youngest daughter’s family for fifteen years. These were happy years for Bernice as she traveled back and forth to Winnipeg to visit her other children and their families. In her later years, Bernice moved into an assisted living centre in downtown Kamloops where she received excellent care. She loved her apartment and her beautiful view of the mountains.
We wish to thank all of her caregivers at Bedford Manor and the wonderful medical staff at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Cremation has taken place, according to Bernice’s wishes. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, no service will be held at this time. Donations in her honour may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your own choosing.Print This Obituary & Condolences