Bernice passed away on September 9, 2018 at the Wales Home in Richmond at the age of 104. She was born in Sherbrooke in 1914 and the family moved to Richmond in 1939. Bernice was the oldest of 10 children. She was the daughter of the late John Gordon Beattie and the late Elizabeth M (Lizzie) Walker. She was predeceased by her brothers Malcom (the late Frances Nadeau), Donald (the late Thelma Faulkner), Kenneth (the late Lyla Stimson), Elwin, twin brothers Hilton and Merton, and her sisters, Doris (the late Kenneth Cross), Jean and Shirley (the late Ross Lockwood).
Bernice leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by family and friends as well as the staff at the Wales Home. Thank you to everyone on Shaw 2 and central who cared for Bernice over the years. Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 295 Main St., Richmond, Qc, where visitations will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, September 15, 2018, visitations at the Richmond-Melbourne United Church, 247 Principal S., Richmond from 12:30 to 2 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Charlotte Griffith officiating. Interment in the Elmwood Cemetery, Sherbrooke, will be held Monday, September 17 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wales Home Foundation, 506 Rte 243 N, Richmond, Qc J0B 2H0 would be appreciated.