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Bernice  Victoria
Schneider

October 24, 1924 – November 5, 2018

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Obituary for Bernice Victoria Schneider

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Bernice Victoria Schneider, 94, passed peacefully in her sleep, at home in Gadshill, on November 5, 2018. Bernice was born in Logan Township to Flossie & Milton Oppenhauser, on October 24, 1924. She attended Mitchell District Highschool and graduated with a business diploma and worked as a legal secretary in Monkton. She married Frederick Schneider (deceased) in 1944 and worked alongside him on their dairy farm in Ellice Township, before retiring to Milverton in 1978. Bernice was a member of the Kuhryville Women’s Institute as well as a long-time member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Some knew her as the avid card shark she was, frequenting the Diner’s Club in Brunner and taking top prize at Military Whist. She also enjoyed playing cards with her great grandchildren - sometimes she would even let them win! Bernice was a very accomplished seamstress, quilter and thoroughly enjoyed knitting/crocheting her grandchildren and great grandchildren their “baabaas.” She kept up with the times and for her 85th birthday she received her first laptop, which she used to keep tabs on all her friends and family on Facebook. It also proved to be a good tool for sharpening her card skills with many games of solitaire. Some of her happiest times were those in which she was surrounded by family. Bernice was very proud to be the Matriarch of the family for five generations and never missed an opportunity to snap a photo. She was a great inspiration to all those she met as she had a zest for life that was contagious. She will be dearly missed.
Besides her parents and her husband, Bernice is predeceased by her brother Earl Oppenhauser, sister Blanche (Ian) McLean, brothers-in-law Scott McLean, Percy Schneider, Lloyd Schneider, Bill O’Hara and Orville Schramn and her son Charles Schneider. She is survived by her daughter Joan (David) Mohr, son Don (Jan) Schneider, daughter-in-law Myrna Roberts, sister Lois McLean, sisters-in-law Jean Oppenhauser, Pody Schneider, Pearl Schramn, and Myra O’Hara. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Angela Schneider, Chris Schneider, Heidi (Mike) Becks, Michelle (Ron) Kerr, Leanne (Mark) McCann and Harley Schneider, as well as twenty one great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Until we meet in another lifetime Bernice - “right-o”.
A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 8, 804 Ontario Street, Stratford, on November 16, 2018 between 3-6 pm. A service will be held at 4:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation, www.stratfordperthhospice.ca or the Stratford Perth Humane Society, www.sphumane.com directly, or through Rutherford Cremation & Funeral Services at www.jarfh.com or by calling the funeral home at 519-271-5062.

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Visitation

When Friday, November 16th, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Royal Canadian Legion, BRANCH 8
Address
804 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A3K1
Additional Information A SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 4:30 PM.

Service Information

When
Friday, November 16th, 2018 4:30pm
Location
Royal Canadian Legion, BRANCH 8
Address
804 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A3K1

Reception Information

Location
Royal Canadian Legion, BRANCH 8
Address
804 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A3K1
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