Bernice Cantin (The Lady in Blue)
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Bernice Cantin passed away peacefully at the McCreary/Alonsa Personal Care Home in McCreary with her family at her side at the age of 88 years.
Bernice was predeceased by her parents Bill and Lea Miscavish and her husband Noel Cantin
She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; her brother Leon (Ella) Miscavish, her daughters Lois (Allistair Callegari), Vivian (Martin Law), Joan (Randy Brydges) and Roxanne (Jean-Louis Maguet, her ten grandchildren that she adored; Shawn, Scott, Philip, Michael, David, Kimberley, Katherine, Aurele, Celeste, Denelle and her six great grandchildren.
Bernice was born in McCreary, MB on February 12, 1931. She was married to Noel Cantin for 58 years until Noel's passing in September of 2005. Together they raised 4 daughters who were the focus of their lives and devoted many volunteer hours working at ski races, dances and fundraisers, passionately followed by the same level of committment to their grandchildren's hockey games, tennis matches, ringette and ski races.
The focus of Noel and Bernice's life were their family and friends. Being avid skiers, they would take an annual family ski holiday out west. Bernice loved to celebrate a great day on the slopes sipping apricot brandy in the evenings with her family. Their home in McCreary was always open by hosting many out of town skiers on weekends with great meals and drinks.
She was an avid golfer, curler and contributed significantly to the Catholic Women's League, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Economic Development Society, the McCreary History Book and spent many years directing the Catholic Church choir.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm from Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church, McCreary, MB
The family requested that all attending the service wear blue in honor of Bernice.
Should friends so desire, please consider making a donation in memory of Bernice to the McCreary/Alonsa Personal Care Home, Box 250, McCreary, MB, R0J 1B0.