McLean, Bernice Moore McQuade, peacefully on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 with family by her side at Terrace Lodge Nursing Home, Aylmer, Ontario. Bernice was born January 5th, 1918, in Stratford, Ontario. She was one of six special daughters of the late Edwin and Violet (Branston) Tout. She was predeceased by the love of her life Michael McQuade (1976) and her very dear second husband Cameron McLean (1996). She is also predeceased by 4 sisters Gladys Tout (2012), Lois Heath (2012), Irene Gorsline (2005) and Peg Davies (2004).Bernice is survived by her two daughters; Catherine Bissonnette and her partner Kevin Thompson of Bowmanville, On and Judy Bennett and her husband Ron of St. Thomas, On, as well as her sister Norma Aspinall (Wally) of Wasaga Beach, On. She was the cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, Lindsay and Lisa Bissonnette of Markham, On, and Michael, Patrick and Sarah Bennett of St. Thomas, On.Bernice spent most of her life in Stratford, On enjoying a game of cards with many friends but most dear was always her family. She did beautiful oil paintings and needlework.

A family graveside service will be held at the Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, On, on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers a random act of kindness or a gift to one less fortunate would be appreciated by the family. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.


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