Obituary of Bernice Stone
Obituary of Bernice Stone
November 30, 1924 – May 8, 2021
It is with sadness that our family announces the passing of Bernice Stone, at the Columbia Gardens in Invermere, B.C., at the age of 96.
Bernice was born in Roundhill, Alberta the oldest of 5 children where she spent her childhood on the family farm. After completing her education, she ventured out and got her first job with the Calgary Power Company. She married Pete Wolfe in 1946 and her beloved daughter Vicky was born in 1948. After Pete and Bernice separated, Bernice and Vicky settled in Calgary where she worked for Keith Construction for many years.
Years later she met the love of her life, Jim Stone and they were married in 1968. Bernice gave up her job and the big city life to move to the little town of Brisco. Her family grew to include Jim’s son Bob and his daughter Gale and a new son-in-law David Clark. Jim and Bernice built a beautiful new home which became the gathering place for all their family and their many friends. Many cherished memories were made in their Brisco home with lots of love and laughter being shared. Bernice loved to host, garden, read, craft, cook and try new recipes, camping and traveling the globe with Jim. She loved decorating and was always wearing the latest fashions.
In later years Bernice and Jim moved to Osprey Lane in Invermere where they continued their friendships and social activities. After Jim’s passing in 1999, Bernice continued to live at Osprey Lane until 2 years ago when she moved to the Columbia Gardens. Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Gardens, Bernice settled in surrounded by friends, and made it her home.
Bernice is survived by her children Bob (Penny) Stone, Gale Barrault and son-in-law David (Linda) Clark. She has 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters Gladys, Doris and Elaine and many nieces and nephews. Bernice is predeceased by her husband Jim Stone, her daughter Vicky Clark, her son-in-law Russell Barrault and her brother George Blades.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and the staff at the Gardens for their outstanding care and compassion for Bernice. We also send a big thank you to Kelly Stuart Hill, who was a special friend to Bernice and always there for her.
Due to Covid, a celebration of Bernice Stone’s amazing life will be held when it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you lend a helping hand to a neighbour to honour Bernice’s legacy and life.