ANDERSON – BERNICE BETTY

Posted: May 15th, 2018

ANDERSON – Bernice Betty of Hazlet, SK. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, and grandmother. Bernice passed away on May 12th, 2018 after recently celebrating her 70th birthday at the Meadows in Swift Current. Bernice Betty Zacharias was born May 8th, 1948 in Herbert SK, the sixth child of Irvin and Mary Zacharias. Bernice was raised with her eight siblings on the family farm near Beaver Flat and attended school in Morse, SK. Bernice married Keith Anderson July 4th, 1974. They lived on the Anderson family farm near Hazlet. Bernice had many hobbies and interests. She was known for her baking skills and was often sought out as a seamstress by friends and family. She enjoyed her winter quilt projects and created some real masterpieces. She was generous with these and gave them to numerous family members and charities. Bernice could be found every spring and summer in her yard where she grew a bountiful crop of vegetables and flowers. She spent hours every year filling the freezer and every jar she had with preserves that her boys could enjoy all year long. Bernice was involved in many clubs and organizations in the Hazlet area over the years. She could always be counted on to provide one of her delicious pies to community suppers. At family gatherings, relatives looked forward to her homemade lefsa and buns. One of Bernice’s greatest attributes was the wholehearted way she loved her family. As the mother of two sons, she made it her life’s work to take care of her guys. She was a dedicated wife and mother that saved every school paper and memento. Bernice’s love extended to her large family of siblings. She was very close with each of them and always stayed in touch. She would do anything to help out a family member. It is no surprise that Bernice took to grand-parenting with open arms. She was a very involved and caring grandparent to her two grandsons. She taught them many things over the years and made a lot of memories with them. In recent years, Bernice was a shining example of working hard to overcome life’s complications. We are comforted knowing that her departure from us means that her troubles are over. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Irvin and Mary Zacharias, brother Wesley Zacharias, mother and father-in-law Clark and Martha Anderson, brother-in-law Alfred Wiebe. Bernice is survived by her husband Keith Anderson, son Adam (Rebecca) Anderson and grandsons Clark and Tyson of Hazlet, SK; son Kirk Anderson of Hazlet, SK; sister Glenis (Harvey) Schapansky of Swift Current, SK; brother Alvin (Barbara) Zacharias of Swift Current, SK; sister Evelyn Wiebe of Swift Current, SK; Gorden (Edna) Zacharias of Medicine Hat, AB; brother Gary (Shirley) Zacharias of Medicine Hat, AB; brother Ernie (Jacqueline) Zacharias of Swift Current, SK; sister Frieda (James) Wiebe of Warman, SK; brother-in-law Ronald (Marilyn) Anderson of Terrace, BC; brother-in-law Donald (Carola) Anderson of Swift Current, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations can be made in Bernice’s memory to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc., 2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current SK S9H 0X6. Parkside Memorial Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

MISS ME BUT LET ME GO

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love we once shared

Miss me – but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take

And each must go alone.

It’s all a part of the Master’s plan

A step on the road to home…

When you are lonely and sick at heart,

Go to the friends we know

And burry your sorrows in doing good deeds

Miss me – but let me go.

 


11 Condolences to “ANDERSON – BERNICE BETTY”

  1. Don & Jane Petersen says:

    Our deepest sympathy, Keith and family.

  2. Lori Oman says:

    Condolences to all the family. She was only in house 2 at the meadows for a short while but had some dandy good talks. I can hardly wait to make the sour cream pie recipe she gave me and will miss Keith who was here almost every day add well as her two sons. Rest in peace Bernice until were meet again….

  3. Allan & Bonnie Anderson says:

    Keith & family:
    It is hard to lose someone, also to let them go, but peace has come to her.
    Our sympathy to all.
    Allan & Bonnie Anderson

  4. Garnet Anderson and Phyllis Gale says:

    Keith and family –
    Our sincere sympathy.

  5. Barry and Lexie Cole says:

    Keith,Adam,and Kirk—We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Bernice will be very missed by everyone who knew her. Our sincere sympathy to you.

  6. Ed & Anita Lowenberger says:

    So very sorry to learn of the passing of Bernice. Our thoughts and prayers with the respected families during this difficult time.

  7. Marie-Ann MacIsaac says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Keith and the family on the passing of Bernice.
    Joe and Marie-Ann MacIsaac

  8. Teresa Mead says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Keith, Adam, Kirk and Rebecca and to the rest of the family too. Bernice will always be part of my childhood memories. I remember the beautiful dress she made me for graduation one year. I was only in Grade 11 and spoke on stage, so chose a dress and fabric and brought it to Bernice. She did an amazing job of it. Thank you so much Bernice for that memory and for welcoming my children into your home too. I will always remember your tidy home and the vegetable and flower patch, and photos of your grandsons, which you always shared with great pride. xx RIP beautiful Bernice. love Teresa

  9. Anderson Family says:

    We would like to send condolences on Bernice’s passing. She was a beautiful lady.
    From: the Murdock girls, Dawn, Lesley, Marsha & Shannon.

  10. Don Thomson says:

    Dear Keith, Adam, Kirk and families. My sincere condolences on your Mothers death. Bernice was my go to weather gal when I farmed near you. I enjoyer visiting with her. So Sorry, Don

  11. Laura Taylor says:

    Uncle Keith, Adam, Kirk and families;
    I am so sorry to hear about Auntie Bernice’s passing. She was always so welcoming, caring and she could make anything taste amazing! Sending you our love; Laura, Adam, Colton and Damon.

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