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Bernice Keown

November 4, 2019




Bernice Keown  


On November 4, 2019 our Mother, Grandma, Nana, Sister, Aunt and friend passed away at Red River Place in Selkirk.


Left to cherish her memory, daughter Dianne (Barry), grandchildren Shauna (Joe), Matthew (Kate), great granddaughters Jordyn, Madison and Ellie, sisters Lois and Beryl, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. 48 years ago Mom and Dad boarded a Brandon Wheat King, Ron Pronchuk, she became hockey mom to Ron and he became the son she never had; special friends Phyllis and Pearl.


Bernice was predeceased by her husband of 53 years Doug, sister Aileen, brothers Welland and Bud.


Bernice was born March 8, 1928 to Harvey and Dora Dalzell in Treherne, MB. She grew up in Fairfax, moved to Brandon where she married Doug on March 4, 1950. She worked for Woolworths/Woolco for 27 years retiring in 1987. Mom and Dad travelled to Hawaii, Florida, Texas before wintering in Arizona and summers at the cabin in Minnedosa. They made many friends and even more memories during their time in Minnedosa and their stays in the US.


We want to thank the caring staff at Red River Place, Teulon Hospital, Stonewall Hospital. Homecare workers at Stonewall Lions Manor. Mom spent 9 years at Lions Manor, she enjoyed her time their. Especially the afternoon coffee group who accepted her and loved her for who she was. She had trouble with names but that didn’t matter, she just gave you a new one. Special shout out to Korner Kuts for mom’s weekly do’s but more importantly, the friends she made there.


As per Bernice’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.


Donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba 675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or Danica and Abby’s Village Box 279 Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0.


Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at


Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.



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