Bernice L. (nee Brooks MILLER

MILLER, Bernice L. (nee Brooks) passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside Thursday, March 25, 2011. Survived by her husband Stan, daughter Sharon (Scott), son Byron and her three wonderful grandchildren, Douglas, Rebecca and Rachel (Michael); also sisters, Alice (Orville) and Genevieve (Doug). Bernice was predeceased by her parents Jenny and Fred Brooks, sister Florence and Hazel, brothers Arthur, Wesley, Lloyd, Fred and Clyde. Bernice came to Kelowna in 1944 from her home in Sturgis, SK, to live with sister Flo. She went to Herbert Business College and was soon in the employ of the Bank of Montreal and later in life for the Bank of BC. She was at home while the children were schooled and at all times contributed her talents to the community with the March of Dimes, Red Cross Blood Clinics, Hospital Aux., babysitting for St. Paul’s United and once a year warehouse cookies in the basement for sale later by the Girl Guides. In retirement years golf was taken up and as a member at Gallagher’s she took pride in her golfing efforts. With husband Stan and her little car, trips were on the go to various Kootenay Hot Springs, across Canada to Quebec and up to Dawson City, back to Saskatchewan, many a time, and countless ones to Kamloops. In 1991 a glorious trip with sister in law Merle and husband Peter won by Stan for a $1.25 burger was made to Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. Bernice faced head on a long tough seven year battle with PSP. The family are very appreciative of the help in her fight from Dr. Alan Hignell. She was into her fourth year in the hands of Mountain View Complex Care. The caring, kind and compassionate staff surrounded Bernice with that most beautiful of all emotions: total love. Elsa, Terj, Kim, Renee, Shelley, Lynn, Hans, June (smile maker), Lisa, Betty, Teena, Linda, Lana and oodles more…..we love and thank you. A family get together, (but none of Grandmas’ lemon loaf, egg sandwiches or cinnamon buns), will take place Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Manns in Knutsford 1:00 – 4:00 pm, open to all.