Bernice passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at the Lanark Heights Long Term Care Home in Kitchener, ON at the age of 95.
She was beloved wife of the late Leo (1988) and loving mother of William and the late Nancy Snatynski (2016).
Bernice will be fondly remembered by her brother Father Oliver Rich OMI, her sister Barb Zettler (Harold), sister-in-law Diana Della Costa Rich and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents; Antonetta Meyer and George Rich, inlaws: Mary and William Snatynski, sister; Helen Schlosser, brothers; Gerald Rich, Jim Rich, Norbert Rich, Father George Rich, sister -in-laws; Stella Rich, Catharine McKeeman and Jackie Rich and brother-in-law; Douglas Schlosser.
Bernice was born on July 14, 1928 in Formosa, ON the oldest of 8 children. She married Leo on July 23, 1955 and they had 2 children William and Nancy. They first lived in Cambridge (Preston) and later moved to Kitchener. She worked at various places doing housekeeping and later at retail stores. In her retirement, she loved to travel, visit casinos, ploughing matches, jamborees, visiting relatives, crocheting and volunteering at the gift shop at Sunnyside Nursing Home. She was an avid Toronto Blue Jay fan and didn't miss watching a game.
On Thursday August 31, Bernice's family will receive relatives and friends from 10:15 am to 10:50 am at St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church, 29 Midland Drive, Kitchener. Mass of Christian Burial will start at 11:00, with internment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.
Services entrusted with the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 517 Frederick Street Kitchener, 519 749 8467.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kitchener- Waterloo Humane Society would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Bernices's memorial.