Obituary of Bernice Atkinson
Bernice Violet passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday May 20, 2023. Bernice was born in Alexander, MB on August 5, 1939. After completing grade 11 she moved to Newdale, MB for a short time to work in their general store and live with her sister Shirley. She relocated to Souris, MB where she worked as an operator for Manitoba Telephone System. In 1962 she married Art Atkinson of Elgin, MB. They settled in Brandon on Whitehead Crescent, where they resided for 60 years. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Art (2018), and her brother Calvin Fisher (2022). She is survived by her sons Brian (Betty), Gary (Sandra), and daughter Cindy (Shawn); her pride, and joy grandchildren; Kristin, Jayme, Michael, and Kendra. She will also be missed by her sister Shirley Pederson, and family, and by her many good friends, and neighbors.
To celebrate Bernice’s life a come and go tea will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre (lower level of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home), 332-8th Street, on Monday, June 19, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friends who wish may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5 or charity of choice.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernice Atkinson, please visit Tribute Store