PAPKE, Bernice Mildred (Ackerman) of Harrow


It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Bernice Papke at the age of 90 years on Monday, May 14, 2018 peacefully with family by her side. Late of Royal Oak LTC, formerly of Harrow. Loving wife of the late  Rudy Papke, 2011. Cherished mother to Kathy (Larry) Babcock, Celia (Ted) Klassen, Wendy (Keith) Edgington, David, Kristen (Jon Hambly) and Jana (Dennis Flaming). Predeceased by her brother Walter (1991). Bernice will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Tyler, Jennifer (Dave Hunt), Lise (Brian), Nicole (Kurtis Ramsay), Bradley, Cameron (Whitney) and Devan. She also enjoyed her great-grandchildren Danielle and Andrea Hunt. Bernice’s first love was family and music was a close second. She enjoyed a successful career teaching music, kindergarten, working extensively with school choirs (High School) and church choirs in the United Church. She was an organist for the United Church and played piano for the Mennonite Church in her later years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Memorial visitation will be held at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow on Thursday May 17, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held on Friday May 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harrow Mennonite Church 3167 Walker Rd. Harrow, with Pastor Karen Sheil officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Harrow Mennonite Church. You may send your online condolences to

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