We Remember

KLASSEN, Bernice Patricia (née Familinow)

July 3, 1938 — February 16, 2021

Bernice Klassen, 82, returned to her heavenly home on February 16, 2021, after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Her firm belief in God and the love from her family gave her strength in the hardest of days. Bernice was born to the late Peter and Norma Familinow, in Kelowna, BC, on July 3, 1938. Bernice was blessed with a large and loving family – she often quoted Psalm 127:5, “Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of [children].” Bernice is survived by five of her children: Dennis (Edina) Klassen, Jim (Rachel) Klassen, Doug (Brenda) Klassen, Roberta (Gerry) Deleurme, and Liana (Burke) Sanbrooks; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and her sister, Tudy (Cal) Fortnum.

The family would like to express their gratitude towards the staff at Kelowna Hospice House and the staff at Springfield Funeral Home for their compassion and care during this difficult time.

A Funeral Service will be held to honour Bernice, due to the current pandemic restrictions it will be by invitation only. The family gratefully declines flowers and donations, but prayers, condolences, and memories are gladly accepted.


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