Passed away peacefully on 7 September 2017 at Calvary Retirement Community aged 96 years. Loved wife of Peter (deceased). Beloved sister of William (dec) and Bede Heather. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Dawn, Marea (dec) and Allan, Dominic and Catherine, and Susan. Admired and loved grandmother of John and Ashlea, Paul, Damian and Emma; James and Clare, Nicholas and Megan, Emily and Kathryn, and Megan. Great-grandmother of Liam, Ethan, Zander, Isaac, Tama, Cyrus, Angus, Hamish; Julia, Fionn, Grace and Harriett. A Mass of Thanksgiving for Bernadette’s life will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, corner of Bugden Avenue and Castleton Crescent, Gowrie on Thursday, 14 September 2017, commencing at 1 pm. Burial will follow at Woden Cemetery.

The Celebration of Bernadette’s Life will continue in the Orion Room at the Woden Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Phillip from 3:15 pm, where her friends and family will share their stories of Bernadette. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to L’ARCHE Canberra. Envelopes will be available.