Alice Berner

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Friday, March 22, 2024
Piche - Hawkins - Grondin Funeral Chapels
601 Highway 2 North
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Alice Berner

Alice Berner

Alice Evelyn Berner, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend peacefully passed away on March 3, 2024, at the Long Term Care facility at Assiniboia Union Hospital. She was 93 years old.

Alice was born on March 15, 1930, in Alida, Saskatchewan, to her parents Peter and Effie Harrison. Growing up on a farm near Alida with her two brothers and younger sister, Alice developed a deep love for nature and family. In 1948 she attended Normal School in Moose Jaw, SK.

In 1952, Alice met her soulmate Art Berner at a 'Threshing Bee' in Verwood, where she was teaching at the time. Their love blossomed, and they were married on July 31st, 1954. They made their home on a farm in the Verwood district.  Alice and Art were blessed with three sons Lloyd, Gordon and Dale. Together they farmed, raised a variety of animals, sold eggs building a life filled with love and hard work.

Alice was a pillar of strength and compassion, known for her impeccable memory, her penchant for storytelling, and her unyielding honesty. Her warmth and welcoming nature made her home a haven for family and friends, who often gathered to share laughter, stories, and cups of tea served in her cherished China and spirited card games. She enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting and attending all her boys and later her grandchildren's sporting events.

As a teacher, Alice took great pride in her profession, imparting not only knowledge but also wisdom and kindness to her students. Her dedication to education inspired her granddaughter to follow in her footsteps, a legacy that Alice held dear.

Throughout her life, Alice found joy in tending to her expansive garden and vibrant flower beds, where she cultivated beauty and tranquillity. Faith was the cornerstone of her being, infusing every aspect of her life with strength and purpose. She was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Verwood until its closure later transferred to Messiah Lutheran Church in Assiniboia.

Alice's memory will forever be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to know and love her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and strength will live on in our hearts.

Alice leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, her sons Lloyd (Dorraine), Gordon (Linda), and Dale (Joanne); her grandchildren Jeremy (Tanya), Sheldon (Kelli), Curtis (Kelsey), Chelsey (Cal), Craig, Bobbie-Ann (Paddy), Treyton, Shayla, and Nolan; and her great-grandchildren Jace, Skylar, Matix, Lennox, Banx, Jack, Betsy, Aislynn, Cecily, Ellie, Jade, and Stellan. She is also survived by her sister Verla (Warren) Fair, brothers-in-law Arnold Berner, Herb (Gayle) Berner, Ken (Sharon) Berner, sisters-in-law Shirley Guidos, Peggy Berner, Marliss Harrison, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Art Berner, her parents Peter and Effie Harrison, her brothers John Harrison and Bruce Harrison, Art's parents George and Pauline Berner, her brother-in-law Harvey Berner, and sister-in-law Mary Berner.

A funeral service was held on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the Piché-Hawkins-Grondin Funeral Chapel in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, with Elan Grondin presiding as Funeral Celebrant. Eulogies were delivered by Shayla Berner and Jeremy Berner, honouring Alice's remarkable life. Gordon Berner served as the urn bearer, while Alice's beloved grandchildren acted as honorary pallbearers. She was laid to rest at Verwood Cemetery beside her beloved husband Art.

Memorial donations may be made to the South Country Health Care Foundation for Assiniboia Union Hospital Long Term Care were greatly appreciated.


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