At Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, after a brief battle with cancer, with her family by her side, BERNICE ROTTEAU (Chaffe), 73 years, of Petrolia, passed away on Saturday October 19, 2013. Predeceased by her husband Sam in 2005. Her love and compassion united together two families into one. Beloved mother of Carman and Bonnie Martin of Corunna, Dave and Janie Martin of Petrolia, Mary and Geoff Haughton of Orangeville, John and Betty Jane Rotteau of Kelowna, BC, and the late Peter Rotteau (1989). Dear grandmother of Stacey and Tyler Gracey, Amanda Martin and Sean Ipaye, Brooke Hartley and Justin Ronan, Blane Hartley, Tim and Melisa Martin, Greg and Tina Martin, Stephen and Gail Haughton, Craig Haughton and Laura Faris, Bob and Kathy Rotteau, Mike and Sue Rotteau, Jim and Robyn Rotteau, Dwight Rotteau, and Michelle Davis (Rotteau) and Jeff Bursey. Beloved sister of George and Ruth Chaffe of Forest, Linda and Charlie Matheson of Napanee, and Earl Chaffe and Terri Vansevenant of Forest. She was very proud of her great grandchildren Madison Gracey, Olivia, Mackenzie and Dylan Martin, Cole and Alli Martin, Alex Hall, Brandon Saunders, Nick and Bailey Haughton, Mackenzie, Josh and Kaleigh Haughton, Sam and Sarah Rotteau, Jessica and Braden Rypstra, Matthew, Shae and Tait Rotteau, Tyler and Christian Rotteau, Austen Rotteau and Crystal Laur, Mikyla and Jacob Rotteau and her great-great grandson Brayden Rotteau. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and all her friends at Mid Valley Apartments.  The Rotteau, Martin and Henderson families will forever cherish their memories of her. She had a heart of gold, and will always and forever be remembered. Bernice enjoyed her many years camping at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Campground, and will be missed by her camping family. Visitors will be received on Tuesday October 22, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. Forest Legion Branch 176 Ladies Auxiliary walk-through will take place at 6:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating. Following the service, interment will be at BeechwoodCemetery, Forest. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, memorial donation may be made by cheque to C.E.E.Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at

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