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Bernice Brewer

November 12, 1936 - May 8, 2015


On Friday May 8, 2015, Mrs. Bernice Millicent Brewer of Okanagan Falls passed away peacefully after a long illness with family by her side at the Penticton Regional Hospital at the age of 78 years.

She was predeceased by her parents Johnny and Edith Brewer and siblings Ray Brewer, Alice Stewart, Douglas Brewer, Harvey Brewer and Skip Brewer.

Bernice will be fondly remembered by her loving family including children Linda (Lenny) Stadnyk, Terry Berg and Shane Berg; siblings Matt (Edith) Rebryna, Bella Marcy and Darryl (Sharon) Brewer; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bernice was a very loving mother, devoted grandmother, a proud great-grandmother and a wonderful friend.

She was born in Hedley, BC and was the first baby girl born during the Nickel Plate gold rush. In her younger years the family moved to Olalla, BC where she started her schooling which she loved very much. Due to the passing of her mother she had to leave school to help her father look after her younger siblings. Later in life she moved to Vancouver and started her own family. In 1980 she left Vancouver and returned to the Okanagan where she remained until her passing.

Over the years, Bernice worked as a waitress, a cook and retired after working at a packing house. She loved gardening, playing bingo, cooking, baking, watching Dancing with the Stars and watching all sports especially the Olympics.

Bernice will always be remembered for her sense of humour, kindness and a helping hand to all who reached out to her. But if she had to speak up, she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. Bernice was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by her children and all those who really knew her.

Scattering of ashes will take place on June 16, 2015 at Nickel Plate where she grew up. Please contact the family for details.

Donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

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From: Chris Jentsch
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Bernice was a wonderful person to have at the packing house. Funny , hardworker and kind. God speed Bernice.

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