Ethel 'Bernice' Stewart
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: July 10th, 1935
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 3rd, 2016
It is with heartfelt sadness that we the family announce the passing of Ethel 'Bernice' Stewart on March 3, 2016 at the Glace Bay Hospital with loving family at her side.
Born in Glace Bay on July 10, 1935 to the late Everett and Lena (Buchanan) Grant.
Bernice was a graduate of the 1957 class at the school of Nursing in the Glace Bay General Hospital. Her career led her to the Sunny Brook Hospital in Ontario. She worked there for 10 years. While in Ontario she fell in love with another Cape Bretoner, Angus and then together returned to Glace Bay. Bernice then began and finished a 37-year career at the Glace Bay Hospital.
For many years she was a member of the Glace Bay Ladies Auxiliary, the Alumni. She volunteered at the gift shop at the hospital where she was the treasurer for numerous years. Where she found the most pleasure in life, was spending time with her granddaughter Ava.
Bernice is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Troy), son Stephen (Deborah), granddaughters Ava, Jennifer and Lacey, great-grandchildren Adelina and Madelyn and sister Mary-Ellen (Al).
Besides parents, she was predeceased by husband Angus, sisters Martha and Rhoda, brothers Billy and Everett.
Visitation for Bernice will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will held on Wednesday, March 9 at St. Paul’s Prebyterian Church on Brookside Street, with Rev. Allan MacLellan officiating.
Donations may be made to St. Paul’s building fund.
Online condolences can be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com.