Bernice Marie Bibby
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernice Marie Bibby. Bernice, the eldest child of Andrew and Marjorie Clark, was born on December 4, 1920 in Campbellford, Ontario and passed away peacefully on July 5, 2011 in Vernon, BC. She has gone on to join her husband, Hubert, who passed away February 1, 2011. They were married for 65 years. Together they raised 7 children and saw 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren come into their family. Bernice was an organist at St. James’ Catholic Church for 40 years and a member of the C. W. L. and RCAFA. She was a loving wife and mother, a cancer survivor and a great example for us all. She was predeceased by her husband Hubert, infant son David and her brother Joe. Bernice leaves behind her daughter Anne-Marie (John) Kloppenburg of Kelowna and sons Paul (Pam) of Terrace, John (Nancy) of Salmon Arm, Jim (Pat) of Armstrong, and Mike (Karen), Bob (Kelly), Brian (Cheryl), all of Vernon.
Prayers will be held at St. James’ Catholic Church on Friday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held there on Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. There will be snacks and tea at St. James’ Prayer Centre immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 104 – 3402 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1.
A special thanks to all the caregivers at Gateby from the Bibby Family.
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com