Passed away peacefully at the Leamington Hospital on November 21 at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Wodek Szejbut (1996). Dear mother of Kathryn and husband Michael Morris, Christine Baldi, Michael David and wife Rose Marie Szejbut, Peter and wife Maribelle Kirkham. Loved grandmother of Ian, Michael, Ann, Ellen, David, Maureen, Adam, Kolleen and the late Carl (1994). Great-grandmother of Brendan, Thomas, Katie, Faith, Michaela, Aiden, Emmarose, Brittany, Cassandra, Taylor, Cody, Sidney, Tristen, Ethan, Isabella and Cecilia.  Sister of Jim and wife Joy Walker and the late Kevin and wife Frances Walker. Bernadette was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church. She was a longtime and devoted member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 201 – Essex Ladies Auxiliary and the Essex Retiree’s. Bernadette is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service Sunday at 8 p.m. On Monday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. South, Essex) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone. Donations may be made to the Essex Food Bank. You may send your condolences online at

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