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Bernice Carolyn Woodrow (Nee Bursey)

Bernice Carolyn Woodrow (Nee Bursey)

Born: December 13th, 1925

Passed on: November 23rd, 2018

Corner Brook, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bernice Woodrow announce her peaceful passing on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit surrounded by her loving family in her 92nd year. Leaving to mourn with precious memories her three children: Father Terry Boland and Bruce Boland of Corner Brook, Lorraine Patey (Clarence) of Hampden Junction; her grandchildren: Shannon McHugh, Michelle McHugh (Jeff) of BC, Lisa Abstreiter (Dennis), Jennifer White (Charlie) of AB; and her seven precious great-grandchildren: Ashley and Jordan Nash, Megan and Brady Abstreiter, and Donald and Devon Patey. Also mourning her loss are her brothers: Milton Bursey (Marlene) of NS, Don Bursey (Myrt) of Corner Brook; her sisters: Joyce Earle and Glenda Johnson (Ray) of Corner Brook, Joan Mitchell of Springdale; her sister-in-law Louise Bursey; her brother-in-law Bill Drover; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bernice was predeceased by her first husband Leo Boland (1961); her second husband Luke Woodrow (2000); her daughter Barbara Gilbert (2009); her grandson Deon Patey (2007); her granddaughter Terri McHugh (2016); her siblings: Mavis Bursey; Stella Mollon, Valda Young, Lorraine Drover, Wayne Bursey. During her life time mom made many friends and three in particular visited her often to chat and bring her gifts and food, Priscilla Boutcher, Camille Bruce and Eileen Companion. Our mom was a loving, caring person who lived her life to the fullest. Widowed at the age of 36, she was left to raise her four children and run a business with little or no experience, but she stepped up to the challenge and built a successful night club in Curling called the Poplar Club. Later in life, her and her second husband started a real estate business, which they ran successfully until he entered politics. Mom was a precious treasure, admired by many and loved by all. A well respected business woman, a loving mother, a devoted sister and a trusted friend. A true matriarch to her entire family. If you came to visit her, you were not leaving unless she gave you something to take with you. She was sassy, outspoken, generous, kind, and a true lady. We will miss her dearly. We want to say a big thanks to her caregivers, Trish Letto and Corrie Seward for the kindness, care and respect they showed our mom, and to the doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit for treating mom with dignity and kindness that made her last hours peaceful. And to Dr. Whitten for the care and kindness he gave mom as well. Visitation for family and friends will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place at The Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish, 15 Mount Bernard Avenue on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10 am with Father Edward Terry officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted and/or memorial donations can be made to The Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Western Memorial Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit. The family guest book may be signed by visiting www.country-haven.ca.

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