Bernice SHEEHAN (Gilbert)

BERNICE SHEEHAN (Gilbert)

May 12, 1932 – October 4, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother Bernice Sheehan after a brief battle with heart disease. She passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional Hospital where she had received excellent, compassionate care.

Bernice was predeceased by her devoted husband Bernard of forty four years and her loving sisters. She will be dearly missed by all of her Children; Gail (Peter), Patrick (Donna), Fern (Dave), Noreen (Robin), Melanie McMaster and Grandchildren; Joan, Nicole, Michael, Deanna, as well as loved ones Kyle McGuire, Richard McPartlin and many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Rock Bay BC and lived in various places the first years of her life. After meeting her husband in Merritt, they settled in Vancouver for over forty years, raising their family. She ran a wonderful home daycare in the sixties and seventies, which lead her and Bernard into foster care. They had numerous foster children over the years and Bernice continued fostering until her passing. In 1994 she moved to Parksville BC and made that her home for her remaining years.

Bernice was a kind hearted woman with a great sense of humour that she kept until the end. There aren’t many like her and we were blessed to have her in our lives. We love you and miss you Mom, Mommy, Grandma, Auntie, Friend, Bernice. Love you always.

She was an animal lover and strays always found their way into her heart and her home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA or to the Heart and Stroke foundation.

There will be a celebration of life held on Saturday, October 18th at

623 Temple Street. Drop in between 2:00 and 6:00 to wish Bernice farewell.


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