Bernice Gelston

Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

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Bernice Isabelle Gelston  
A resident of Little Current.
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the age of 81.
Born to Isabelle (nee McLean) and Robert Cowan, in Assiginack Twp., Manitoulin on February 20th, 1936.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Reg Gelston.
Loving mother of Linda McDonald & husband Rendell and
Bob (predeceased) & wife Karen.
Proud grandmother of Jennifer Bie (Joel),
Jeffery McDonald (Christine),
Anthony & Robert Gelston .
Great grandmother of Benjamin, Payson, Avery, Michaela (predeceased), Isabella and Aria.
Sister of Calvin Cowan & wife Lavina (both predeceased).

Bernice loved the outdoors. She enjoyed walking in the bush, hunting
partridge and deer, riding her four wheeler, fishing and boating. She had a
passion for music and took pleasure in playing the piano.

There will be services held in the summer.  Details will be posted on website when they are known.  Cremation with burial of ashes in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Donations to  MHC Aux or Manor Aux would be greatly appreciated.  Island Funeral Home can only accept cheques for all charitable donations.
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Evelyn Leeson
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
My condolences to the family. May you cherish your memories.

Rick and Gail Gjos
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the family. We have some great memories of time spent with your Mom and Dad. We are away so unfortunately will not be able to attend services at this time.

Grant & Nancy Moggy
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
So sorry to hear of Bernice's passing. Her and Mom were very close friends way back when...Our families had some great times together, which I fondly remember! Even though she is gone, she will forever be in the hearts of her family and friends. She is now reunited with Reg and Bob!

Loretta Mucha
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear Bernie May you rest in peace.Our family had so many memories of great times with both you and Reg.You both were an example to all on how to live and enjoy life.You are now with Reg the love of your life and son Bob With loving thoughts always Loretta

Faye Stevens
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
In memory of dear Bernie. One of my first friends on Manitoulin Island and a great companion going for drives, eating out, boating, watching out for each other, laughing and sometimes crying together. Along with sorrow for her ill health and situation in her last years, many good memories and thanksgiving for her life remain. Rest in peace, my friend.

Joyce and Aurel Rivet
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Our deepest sympathy, Bernice and Reg were great people. We all lived in the same neighborhood.
Joyce and Aurel Rivet

Brenda Hallett
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Deepest Sympathy to the Family
Will miss seeing Bernie at the Manor
May words of Comfort supply the strength for tomorrow

Linda Schraeder
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Condolences to the family in your loss of the beautiful woman I knew as a best friend. Will miss your sponk and sense of humor in our visits. But the memories of whisky sours and road trips with stories to be told. To the neighborly help when I need it the most. The extra grandma and friend to my children. We will miss you but will laugh in the memory of some of the silly things we would get ourselves into. Those I will be cherishing for my life time. Let Reg know we are doing fine.
Love you Bernie,

Ann Maguire
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Sympathy to Bernice's family.

Diana Pyette (Holmes)
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing Linda. Sincere condolences sent from my mother Joyce Holmes too.

Bill and Maimie Sim
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Deepest sympathy to the family.Cherish the memories.Thoughts and prayers for every one.

Judy Wood
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Bernie was a special lady.She will be missed.

Connie Laidley
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Sincere sympathy to Bernie's family.

Nancy Clark
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
I knew your mom from Eastern Star and always envied her wonderful talents on the piano. She was a fun person to be around. My sympathy to all of you.

Sheila Keys- Bobo
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Sincere sympathy to the family in your loss. Thinking of you. Ernest and Sheila Bobo

Doug and Ann Mitchell
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
So sorry for your loss wonderful memories of a great neighbour for many years she even had the patience to teach a lefty how to knit many special occasions and great memories

Jen and Randy Sayyae and family
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Wonderful memories of a super lady....she was more than a neighbour and friend I always thought of Bernie as family....condolences to all the family....Give Reg a special hug from me Bernie....XO

Linda McGillis
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
My Deepest Sympathy to Bernice's family & friends. I will miss our visits at the Manor. I always enjoyed our times together. May you rest in peace my friend.

Bill and Darlene Hardy
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Sincere sympathy. Always enjoyed our neighborhood visits on Glen Street. May the love, comfort and peace of God and others surround you. Bill and Darlene Hardy, Woodstock, ON

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