OTTO; Bernice Annabelle
November 15, 1939 ~ December 13, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, after a lengthy, courageous battle with Leukemia. Bernice was born in Winnipeg Beach to George and Christina Gray and spent her youth growing up in Manitoba. After marriage, starting a family and a successful career in Real Estate in Winnipeg, Bernice, Al and family moved to Abbotsford in 1980 settling here until her recent passing. Bernice was the glue to her family in countless ways. Ever the caretaker to all, giving unconditionally of her love, time and talents. She will be missed beyond words can express. Taken too soon, she leaves behind her devoted, loving husband of 50 years Al Otto, her children Sandy (Teri-Lynn) Otto, Randy (Shelley) Otto, Gina (Darren) Chard, and Kara (Chris) Collins, along with their families including 10 grand- children: Lindsay, Brittney & Randi; Jordan (Mark), Alex, Trenton, Jessica, Kristina, Alissa and Jacob, and great granddaughter Hannah. Bernice’s greatest joy was sharing life with her family and many friends and was most fondly know as “Grammi” to many family and non-family alike. Bernice and Al enjoyed extensive travel around the world with family and friends making many more friends along the way, wherever their travels took them. Also grieving her loss is brother Tommy and family, along with cousins, nieces and nephews and many dear, close friends. The comfort of our loss is the knowing of heaven’s gain. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to each and every staff member of Christine Morrison Hospice for the special care and attention Bernice received in the last 4 months her life there. A Celebration of Life, open to all, will be held on January 2, 2015 at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford, BC at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers we would ask you to make a donation to Christine Morrison Hospice.