Bernice Virginia May Cordick (nee Holton) succumbed after a lengthy illness and died January 2, 2003 at Mission Memorial Hospital. She was born May 31, 1914 near Salvadore, Saskatchewan the eldest of 5 children; 3 brothers and 1 sister.

She taught Sunday School and dreamed of becoming a full time school teacher and supported herself through the great depression and the Seocnd World War before getting married and raising seven children of which she devoted all her time and attention. She has spent the last six years of her life at the Stuart Pavilion, here she enjoyed reading, bowling and wiping the floor with her bingo opponents.

She will always be remembered for her sharp wit and unbelievable memory for reciting poetry and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her three daughters; Debbie Neuner, Dinah Batke & Darcie Trafananko, 1 step daughter Joan Parrish, 1 step son Howard Cordick, along with numerous granchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on January 10. 2003 at the Chapel in the Mission Memorial Hospital, 7324 Hurd Street, Mission at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship fund in her name. Call 826-2572 for information.

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