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Bernice MacDonald

Bernice MacDonald

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 17th, 2018

New Glasgow - Bernice Marie (MacKenzie) MacDonald. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother Bernice Marie (MacKenzie) MacDonald on February 17, 2018 in Bedford, NS.
Born in Sydney, NS on May 20, 1931 to the late William and Jane MacKenzie, Bernice is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Anselm (Anse) MacDonald; devoted children, Karen (Keith) Williams, Cole Harbour, NS, Brent (Cindy) MacDonald, Bedford, NS, Bruce (Terri) MacDonald, Upper Tantallon, NS, and Janet (Larry) Nicholson, Coxheath, NS; grandchildren, Joey (Rebecca) and Jeff (Jennifer) Williams, Liam and Neil MacDonald, and Amanda, Julia, and Jennifer Nicholson; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Emmett, Georgia, and Tucker; Claire (Henry) White, Glace Bay, NS whom she regarded as a sister; brother-in-law, Vince (Anne) MacDonald, Halifax, NS; and many nieces and nephews.
Bernice was predeceased by her infant sons, Kent and David, brothers, Francis and Kevin, and sister, Aline.
During her school years in Reserve Mines, NS and later in Sydney where she graduated from Holy Angels Convent (High School) in 1948, Bernice became an accomplished violinist, developing a love for music that she passed on to her children. Following high school, Bernice was employed at the Point Edward Naval Base as an IBM computer operator, and always cherished her times skating at the Sydney Forum and dancing at the Venetian Gardens.
Following their marriage in 1956, Bernice and Anse moved to New Glasgow where they resided until November 2017 when they moved to Bedford, NS.
Bernice was a dedicated wife and mother who loved her family dearly, and found great joy in practicing her faith at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Bernice loved animals, caring for pets and rescuing stray and lost animals her entire life.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Ave., New Glasgow, NS, with visitation Wednesday, February 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, at the Funeral Home. Funeral mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 112 North Foord St, Stellarton, NS on Thursday, February 22, at 11 am, Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson and Fr. Peter MacDonald con-celebrating. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.
Bernice's family would like to thank all her healthcare and personal care workers for the dedication and compassion they showed over the last several months. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

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