Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 9, 2013. Loving wife of Denis Bissonnette with whom she celebrated 45 years of marriage. Loving mother of Jim Mann (Sheila) and Dave Bissonnette (Laura). Treasured Grandmother of Tyler, Jarred, Braeden Mann, Logan and Emma Bissonnette. Sister of Gerald and wife Judy Taylor, Shirley Sauve, Sally and husband Bob Quick, Mary and husband Jerry Lucier, Mickey and late husband Ron Kennedy, Irene and husband Richard Bradt, Jackie Taylor and friend Shelly Burrell and the late Sharon and husband Cliff Ford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bernice was a longtime member of St. John’s Church in Woodslee. Bernice is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Woodslee followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Special thanks to her sisters for all of their and help and love they showed Bernice over the last 3 months.You may send your condolences on Bernice’s Tribute Wall at


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