Bernice Beaulieu - April 5th 1942 - October 4th 2023
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bernice Beaulieu at the age of 81, Bernice passed away on the early morning of October 4th 2023. The family finds peace in knowing she left comfortably in her sleep, and is being reunited with her Husband Roland Beaulieu, parents John and Helen Halischuk, siblings Alex Halischuk, Billy Halischuk, daughter Diane Futros, and grandson Tanner Beaulieu.
She leaves to mourn her siblings Robert Halischuk(Kimberly),and Carol Bird, her children Rick(Claire)Beaulieu, Debbie Beaulieu, and son in law Ed Futros. Her 3 granddaughters Jessica Beaulieu(Jesse), Michelle Beaulieu(Kevin) and Danielle(Mike) Taylor. Her great grandchildren Brooklynn,
Eric, Bryce, Benjamin, Jaxson, Blaire, Axel, Braden, Blaine, and Brody. Bernice also leaves to mourn many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Bernice was born in Rathwell MB on April 5th in 1942, growing up in the areas surrounding Winnipeg .She
was the oldest of 5 siblings, so that is where her nurturing love began. On top of farm errands, that is where
she began to care for younger ones. In October of 1960 She married the love of her life Roland at the age of
just 18. They then moved to the Brooklands and Weston community, where they raised 3 children.
Bernice was a kind and loving spirit. Her life was filled with much joy. She spent her employed years working as a cook, a clerk, and a baker at different locations throughout Winnipeg. The majority of that time she spent as an educational assistant where she dedicated over 13 years of service to Wellington School.
Everyone who met Bernice felt the warmth of her love. She was a kind hearted soul and was always smiling.
Bernice had many talents, she was an amazing cook and baker. The dishes she could prepare were nothing less than amazing.
She also was an outstanding cake decorator, preparing and serving the most tasteful and beautifully crafted
cakes, she found much pleasure doing this in her spare time for years. From birthday cakes to 5 tier wedding
cakes. Baking was a favorite of hers, you could always go to Bernices and know a dish full of treats awaited.
The company she gave was heartwarming, whether it was a lengthy phone call or quick stop in for coffee and
cookies. She listened to you when you spoke and provided years of wisdom with all her responses. She was never judgemental and justified the good in everyone. We could go on forever with how great of a person Bernice was, but all who knew her can feel the warmth with the mention of her name.
A few months into 2023 she was asked “ Is there anything in your 81 years you wish you had done differently,
or is there anything you wish you had the chance to still experience” Her response was - Nothing. She was
truly blessed to have lived a fulfilled life. There was nothing about it she would have changed, and there was
nothing she wished she had the chance to do.
We find peace and true joy in knowing she lived the best, and most fulfilled life, and that she was comfortable
in all of her accomplishments.
Bernice kept a garden,
A garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things,
That gave our life its start.
She turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self esteem
And when the winds and rains came,
She protected us enough,
But not too much, she knew we’d need
To stand up strong and tough;
Her constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong,
Markers for our pathway
To last our whole life long.
We are Bernice’s garden,
We are her legacy.
And we hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from we..
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team in Medicine 1 at Selkirk Regional Hospital.
Bernice has been cremated and will be put in her final resting place at Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
The Good Shepherd Garden
455 Lagimodiere Blvd,
Winnipeg Manitoba R2J 4J4
As per Bernice’s wishes No public service will be held.
“ Goodbyes are not forever, good-byes are not the end, They simply mean - will miss you! ….
until we meet again.”