Bernice Majdanik passed away quietly at Cairnsmore Place on April 12, 2016 with her daughter, Louise by her side.
She is survived by her 4 daughters and spouses, Louise (Robin) Morin, Lynn (Skip) McLaren, Karen (Stephen) Bowler, Brenda (Andrew) Goyer, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, her sister Ruth Wilson and niece and nephew.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene, in 2010.
Bernice was born in Vancouver and grew up there, attending Lord Byng High School. She worked for Boeing, in Vancouver, during the war where she met her husband of 66 years, Eugene, while traveling the same bus route. They were married in 1944 and spent the next 25 years living across Canada with the RCAF.
Bernice and Eugene moved to Duncan upon his retirement in 1970 with their 2 youngest daughters. They built their home on Norcross Road.
Bernice was a life time member of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary since 1972. She was known as “the best marmalade maker of all, in the days of the Hospital Bazaar”. She was also an accomplished knitter, quilter, and gardener. She spent many years attending the Aqua Fit at the local pool.
In her 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Bernice traveled the world as a member of the Arbutus Travel Club. Her all time favorite place, when asked, was the “beautiful beaches of Cuba”.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Dove Hill House in Chemainus for their loving care as well as the dedicated staff of Cairnsmore Place where she spent her last 2 months. The family would also like to acknowledge the dedicated care Bernice received from Dr. Pullan, Dr. Thompson, and Dr. Saunders.
A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Long you live
And high you’ll fly
And smiles you give
And tears you’ll cry
And all you touch
And all you see
Is all your life
Will ever be