Winnifred "Winnie" Bernard
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Winnifred "Winnie" Bernard, age 91, of Sackville. Winnifred passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Drew Nursing Home.
Born in Middle Sackville, NB, she was a daughter of the late Stanley Cormier and Edith (Pellerin) Stokes and step-father Carl Stokes.
Winnie nursed in Saint John, NB, Ontario, and Moncton Hospital. She enjoyed music, dancing, clogging, and playing her guitar. She sang at Karaoke, and George's Jamboree. She loved going to church and enjoyed being in the choir. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Darlene Holmes, Sackville, NB; son David (Carol) McCann of Agassiz, BC. Winnie had 6 grandchildren, Miranda Hurley, Charles and Alan Dawson, Lee and Brian McCann and Sandee McCann-Säämänen; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by 2 great grandchildren D.J and Justus McCann. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was also predeceased by sisters Yvonne (Charles) Emmerson and Eileen (Clarence) Robichaud as well as brothers Francis (Mable) and Henry Cormier.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) In keeping with Winnie's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will take place in St. Edward's Parish Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Winnie's memory may do so to the Drew Nursing Home or the charity of your choice.
Winnie's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Drew Nursing Home for your phenomenal care, always going above and beyond.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Winnie's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.