April 16, 1950 – January 11, 2019
Born April 16, 1950 to parents Thomas LeRoy and Betty Evelyn (nee Colter) Treseng at R.I.H. Kamloops BC, third oldest child of nine. Past away surrounded by her loving Family January 11, 2019 at R.I.H. Kamloops BC.
She leaves behind her Husband Leonard (Len), daughter Darlene Heather (DD) of Kamloops BC, son Brian Thomas (HoyBoy), daughter in law Jennifer (Jenn), Grandson Colby Ethan, Granddaughter Brooklyn Grace of Prince George, BC.
Sister’s Yvonne Redman (Gary Lillies) of Sicamous, BC, Beatrice Hansen (Hughie) of Mont Nebo, Sask, Helen McLaren (Brian) of Tomslake,BC. Brother Norman Treseng of Clearwater,BC. Brother’s in law Allan Hoy (Val)
of Kamloops, BC, Melvin (Mel) Hoy of Clearwater, BC. Aunt’s Mary Colter of Clearwater, BC , Ella Colter of Vernon, BC. Sister’s in law, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
She was predeceased by her Parents Tommy and Betty, Brothers Roy (Butchie), Ralph, Michael and Walter (Wally), Sisters in law Lori Treseng and Sharon Connolly, Brother in law Paul Connolly, Nephew Adam Connolly and Niece Tammy Treseng.
She attended elementary school in Birch Island, High School in Clearwater and Nanaimo, BC. Bernice’s youth was lived to the fullest which included lessons in piano to twirling the baton which she performed in parades. She was a Tomboy at times wearing boots rather then girlie shoes, which enabled her to climb the flag pole to get on top of the school to retrieve any balls.
Bernice had a mind of her own, at bedtime she would go half ways up the stairs hang over the edge and watch her parents playing cards such as bridge,canasta or any other activity going on. Bernice acquired the nickname Dr. Zorba (a TV show actor) when her Mom cut and permed her hair.
Bernice & Len married November 11, 1967 on Remembrance Day in her home at Birch Island (so her Dad could attend) Bernice and Len lived in various places, often Bernice joined Len on the job sites, her being an avid reader, loving to craft, doing baskets or knitting many things to gift every or anyone . She was always adventurous from being a volunteering firefighter to hopping on the bus or just driving, visiting,helping out Family or Friends or Relatives.
Even after Bernice suffered a Stroke Oct 2000. Her attitude remained positive Always greeting you morning, noon or night with an “Afternoon”.
Bernice loved her life without full speech or mobility, enjoying a daily routine such as watching TV soap shows or curling, She thoroughly enjoyed her laptop-Facebook she could see what everyone was doing and she loved seeing the pictures, posts! Also she enjoyed casino time.
It broke our hearts to lose her but she didn’t go alone for part of us went with her.
A celebration of Bernice’s life took place April 20, 2019 at Wells Gray Inn, in Clearwater BC.