BERNICE MAY WISH

December 5, 1922 to October 24, 2011


Bernice May Wish passed away peacefully on October 24, 2011, at Boundary Hospital with her family by her side. Bernice was born at Blairmore, Alberta, the oldest daughter of William John Evans and Millicent Evans. Bernice moved with her family to Campbelton, New Brunswick, as a young girl and was adopted by her stepfather Roy Mosher, whose surname she took. Bernice met and married Clarence Poore at Moncton, New Brunswick, in 1945. They had two children, Robert Mark and Linda Kathleen.

Clarence and Bernice ran a successful business at Fredericton, New Brunswick, until Clarence’s death in 1963. Bernice moved to B.C. with Linda in 1967 where she met and married John Wish. She was a realtor both in Vancouver and subsequently Penticton until her retirement in the 80s. Bernice was a longstanding member of Business and Professional Woman and the IODE.

Bernice moved to Grand Forks in 2005 and loved the rural lifestyle, her yard, the dogs and the horses. She loved to walk and all the neighbours knew her and looked forward to her visits. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and looked forward to Sunday services with her church family. Mom enriched everyone’s life that knew her and will be sadly missed.

Bernice is survived by two brothers, William Mosher and Charles Russell Mosher; one sister, Elizabeth Mosher; son, Robert Mark Poore; one daughter, Linda Kathleen Gray; two granddaughters, Tera DeVuono (Rodi) and Joanna Sokolic; and two great-grandchildren.

Bernice was cremated and a celebration of her life will be held in the spring on the farm that she loved. Everden Rust Funeral Services had care of arrangements.