On June 3, 2016 our mother Bernice passed away peacefully in Stettler, Alberta. She was born February 17, 1934 in Falun, Sweden to Anna and Robert Lundell. She moved to Canada before her second birthday and lived on the family homestead east of Meeting Creek.
She attended school at Glenn Park School until grade nine. She met Alvin and they were married on October 3, 1953. They started their married lives in Stettler, Alberta. When Terry was born they moved to her Uncle Willie’s house on the farm until they moved to Bashaw and had three more children: Albern, Randy and Regan. Uncle Carl’s farm came up for sale and the decision to become a farmer happened. While living on the farm Richard, Monna and Murray were born. She lived on the farm until 1999 when she retired and moved to Camrose until March 2016. She spent her last months in Stettler and Donalda.
Mom loved her family and nothing was more important to her. She spent as much time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as she could. She was a wonderful cook, famous for her flapper pie, meatballs, rhubarb pie and pudding, jelly rolls and funny cake.
Mom spent her life giving to others; she had gentle loving soul and was kind and generous to everyone. She will be missed by so many.
She is survived by her children: Terry (Carl) Nordahl, Albern (Janet) Bergstrom, Randy (Connie) Bergstrom, Regan (Judy) Bergstrom, Murray Bergstrom and Monna (John) Rathwell; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren (expecting two more this year); other relatives and many dear friends. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Robert and Anna Lundell; her son Richard and husband Alvin.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Donalda Community Hall with Pastor Larry Soveran officiating. Nigel Bergstrom, Nicole Doan on behalf of the grandchildren, Leah Thellbro in Sweden wrote loving tributes. Musician Susan Dahl presented her gift of music and played for the congregational hymn. Interment took place earlier at Ferry Point Cemetery where she was laid to rest with her parents. Honorary pallbearers were Carissa Bergstrom, Jennifer Jerome, Julie Siemens, Becky Bergstrom, Angie Holden, Brianna Rathwell, Dallas Bergstrom, Veronica Bergstrom as well as all of her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society or a charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.