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Bernice Gertrude Boyington (Jacques)

September 22, 1936 - July 29, 2021

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Our loving adventurous feisty mom left us on July 29 in her 85 year, in Nelson British Columbia with her daughter Jeanie and her granddaughter Neeva at her side, as well as Sean and Colleen helping throughout. She was the youngest and only surviving sibling from the Jacques clan of Hamilton Ontario (Anne Doucette (Carl), Bob Jacques (Olive), Jean Jacques (Bob Prentice), Ken Jacques (Marm).  She was born in Hamilton Ontario on September 22 1936 to Robert and Annie Jacques.

She married John Dwyer in the early 60’s and was widowed in March 1979.  She later married Orin Boyington and they were together for 22 years until she lost Orin to cancer in 2003.

She worked for the Hamilton Board of Education for 25 years as a custodian.

She was the mother of four children, Stephen Dwyer, Bobbi Jo Puharich (Alex), Jeanie Dwyer, Herb Dwyer (Ali).  Her children were the love of her life. She taught her children to love the outdoors and be adventurous, such as being the first of friends to jump out of the plane when they were parachuting (thus the nickname her son Stephen called her Paratrooper Bernice).  Bernice was always willing to go on any adventure at the drop of a hat.  She was a loving, thoughtful and caring mom who gave the best hugs.

Her biggest blessing in life was her grandchildren. She was blessed with six grandsons, Matt, Jacob, Josh, Tadd, Brody & Kurtis and one beautiful granddaughter, Neeva.  She loved every one of her grandkids and had many adventures with all of them such as fishing, camping, hiking, and of course hockey games.  She also loved to play hide’n seek with her granddaughter.

Anyone who knew Bernice, knew her passion for anything hockey.  She loved the Hamilton Bulldogs and was a season ticket holder for many years.  She looked forward to Saturday night hockey and cheering on Carey Price.  Her other passion was for animals.  Bernice loved animals big or small.  She enjoyed feeding birds from her window, and she always had a pet.  Every cat or dog she met loved her.  She had a special connection with animals that was lovely to watch.  Her love for the mountains brought her to BC to be with her family where she enjoyed her last years.

Bernice always found the best in everyone and had a kind spirit.  Everyone who met her loved her including her daughter in law Mary Dwyer.

Her passion for adventure and her kind spirit continues on in every one of her family members. We were proud to call her Mom and Grandma!

Her family would like to thank Mountain Lakes Senior Home for the awesome care and love that they provided to Bernice throughout her last year. The personal support staff, nurses, and doctor went above & beyond to ensure that Bernice was comfortable and well cared for.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held at a later date.

If so desired, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in Bernice’s name.

Rest in Peace mom, you will be missed!

 

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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Trish McCarthy
Relation: Niece and niece's husband

Dear Stephen, Bobbi, Jeanie, Herb, significant others and families,
Art and I are thinking of you during this sad time as we mourn the death of your beautiful mother Bernice. She was very generous, enthusiastic, creative and (I agree with obit reflection) feisty. As Bernice faced challenging times, she kept her head and moved forward with courage. I try to remember this in my own life. May the memories of your loving mother give you comfort and peace. Some of my family hope to be at her memorial service in October in Niagara. Love and Prayers, Trish and Art

From: Lainey Dopp

Jeanie,
I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I was a nursing student who did my practicum at mountain lakes and i feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet, care and spend time with your mom. I think of her often, and will continue to do so with fond memories. Sending my love

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A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Gifts

If so desired, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in Bernice’s name.

Thank You Notice

Her family would like to thank Mountain Lakes Senior Home for the awesome care and love that they provided to Bernice throughout her last year. The personal support staff, nurses, and doctor went above & beyond to ensure that Bernice was comfortable and well cared for.

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BELLAFLORA STUDIO
621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592
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GEORAMA GROWERS
2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797
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POSIES
Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222
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