Obituary of Bernice Beattie
It is with great sadness that the family of M. Bernice Beattie announce her passing on Friday, November 18, 2022 at the age of 88 years at Regina General Hospital surrounded by family. Bernice was born on September 1, 1934. She was predeceased by her husband Henry; beloved son Ronald (Dede); grandson Michael; parents Muriel and Michael; sisters Shirley (Bunny), Bev, Dorothy, Winnie; and her brother Harold.
Bernice is survived by her children: Rick (Sherri), Penny (Howard) Stroh, Tim, Don (Lori) and Kevin (April); grandchildren Pam, Lauren, Mark, Briana, Kelly, Nicole, Danielle, Dylan, Sammie, Kayla, Tegan, Keanna and Aaron; great-grandchildren Ally, Hannah, Sophia, Hudson, Jakob, Molly, Drew, Brielle, Brooklyn, Bennett, Raine and Maia; daughter-in-law Gwen Beattie; as well as one aunt and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bernice devoted her life to her family and was so proud of every one of them. She touched the lives of so many people that she met along the way, whether it was friends of her children or friends of her own, even at times complete strangers. Bernice was kind and caring and had an amazing sense of humour. She was often seen at her children’s or grandchildren’s sporting events and loved every minute of it. Bernice was deeply loved and will be missed by so many people.
Bernice suffered two strokes in the past three months and, despite a valiant battle, wasn’t able to recover. She will be cremated and laid to rest with her son as per her wishes. A Celebration of Life will be planned for Spring/Summer 2023.
Special thanks to Dr. Kelly and his staff at Royal University Hospital and Dr. Hosseini and the nursing staff on 5A at Regina General Hospital. We are so grateful for your kindness and care.
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.