Bernice Elizabeth Poole (Anderson)

Bernice Elizabeth Poole (Anderson)

February 16, 1928 - June 21, 2018

As published in the July 9, 2018 World-Spectator

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Bernice Elizabeth Poole (Anderson) was born February 16, 1928 in the Manson district, where she was raised and educated.

She spent a year teaching at a country school at Broomhill, Manitoba, and she also worked in the store in Manson.

On October 28, 1948, she married the love of her life, Edward Arthur Poole. Together they farmed the original Charles Poole homestead until 1982.

After this time, Arthur and Bernice moved to Moosomin Saskatchewan.

Arthur passed away in 2012, and Bernice spent her remaining years in the Kinsmen Block and eventually moved to the Southeast Integrated Long-Term Care Facility.

Bernice was a generous, loving, hard-working woman who enjoyed the company of family and friends.

She loved farming and her favorite pastimes were knitting, gardening, cooking, listening to music, and she was a member of the Bethel United Church choir in Moosomin. She was a member of the UCW in both Manson and Moosomin, where she also enjoyed curling.

In her later years, she never missed watching the Scotties and the Briar on television.

Both Arthur and Bernice were avid baseball fans, following both the McAuley Blazers and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bernice passed away peacefully on June 21, 2018 at the Southeast Integrated Long-Term Care Facility in Moosomin.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward Arthur Poole, parents Arthur and Mabel Anderson, sisters Ruth McAuley and Phyllis Grandits, brothers Walter and Wilfred Anderson, and son-in-law Kenneth Johnson.

She is survived by her sister Eunice Marshall, daughters Darlia (Dennis) Leslie and Phyllis Johnson; grandchildren Charlene (Clint) Leslie, Dallas Johnson, Jerret (Jaylee) Leslie, Tona-Lee (Larry) Rhodes, Dustin (Chelsie) Johnson and Cherie (Kyle) Apperley; and great-grandchildren Emma and Brady Rhodes, Lauryn and Haidyn Johnson, Baya and Teddy Apperley, and Kaedyn and Kase Leslie and Scarlett Johnson. Bernice was a gentle soul who will be missed.

Family and friends attended a Funeral Service on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel in Moosomin, which was then followed by a private family interment at Manson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Moosomin and District Health Care Foundation.


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