Ethel “Bernice” passed away on March 11, 2014 at Heritage House in Stettler at the age of 93 years. Bernice was born March 27, 1920 at Gadsby, Alberta to Alexander and Margaret Cruickshank. On November 21, 1946 she married Edwin Kempf and they farmed in the Botha area. To this union were born three loving daughters: Sandra, Linda and Sharon. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Edwin and daughter Linda McDonald; her sisters and brothers in law Mamie (Bonner) Stewert, Jessie (John) Kleen, Jean (Ernie) Raddis and her brother and sister in law Earl (Elsie) Cruickshank. She leaves to mourn her daughters Sandra Hosler of Calgary and Sharon Kempf of Botha, son in law Charlie McDonald of Botha; two grandsons Shawn Hosler (Angie and her children Zack and Emma) of Port Coquitlam and Brian (Christie) Hosler of Calgary; great grandson Kash Edwin Hosler; nieces, nephews and other family, as well as many special friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Pastor Karl Faltin officiating. Evelyn Strandquist presented her gift of music and Janie and Stephen Rock gave a loving tribute of Janie’s great aunts life. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by Teresa’s Catering. The family wish to thank the nursing and care staff of Heritage House for their dedicated care over the years; and to Dean and all the staff of Stettler Funeral Home for making a difficult task a little easier. Memorial donations may be made to the SHSF – Heritage House or a charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be viewed or sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME
403-742-3422, entrusted with the care
and funeral arrangements.