PERIN, Ber­nadette “Bernee”

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Lov­ing wife, mother, grand­mother, great grand­mother, sis­ter and friend.

An­other An­gel gained her wings on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, 2017. Bernee passed away peace­fully at Maple Hill Manor, New Water­ford, NS, at the age of 84 years with her lov­ing fam­ily at her side.

Born in Glace Bay, NS, she was the daugh­ter of the late Hughie and El­iz­a­beth Reid. Bernee resided in New Water­ford, NS, most of her life and was a mem­ber of the Par­ish of Saint Leonard. She was an out­go­ing and car­ing per­son whom was loved by all who met her. Fam­ily al­ways came first to her no mat­ter what. Bernee first worked as a house­keeper at St. Michael’s Glebe House. She then worked at the GI plant in Syd­ney for sev­eral years be­fore re­tir­ing from the Wool­worth’s lunch counter in New Water­ford where many peo­ple en­joyed her cook­ing. In her spare time, she en­joyed knit­ting and bak­ing for her fam­ily. Read­ing was also a pas­sion of Bernee’s that she shared with her grand­chil­dren through many vis­its to the New Water­ford Re­gional Li­brary. She was an avid bowler who was the “Pres­i­dent” of her Wed­nes­day night bowl­ing league. For many years, Bernee and her close friends en­joyed each other’s com­pany dur­ing their weekly games of scat.

Bernee is sur­vived by her hus­band, Pino Perin (New Water­ford); her only daugh­ter, Alanna (Kevin) Gal­lant (New Water­ford); her three sons, Randy Perin (New Water­ford), Joe Perin (Calgary) and David (Hec­torine) Perin (New Water­ford); grand­chil­dren, Tammy (John), Tom (Amanda), Ryan (Natasha), Justine (Tea­gan) (Calgary), Joanna (Greg), Ja­son (New Water­ford); great-grand­chil­dren, Jil­lian, Cole, Will and Zan­der (Calgary). She is also sur­vived by broth­ers, Frank (Mary) Reid (Bad­deck) and Joe Reid (On­tario).

Be­sides her par­ents, Bernee was pre­de­ceased by her moth­erin-law, Co­rina (Crescenzi) Perin; fa­ther-in-law, Luigi Perin; daugh­ter-in-law, Caro­line (MacEach­ern) Perin; sis­ters, Peggy An­thony, Mary MacDon­ald, Agnes Hines, Ruth MacIsaac, Donna Hig­gins and broth­ers, Rod­die Reid and Brian Reid.

The fam­ily of the late Ber­nadette Perin would like to sin­cerely thank the staff at the Maple Hill Manor for their com­pas­sion­ate care over the last 16 years.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. In­ter­ment will fol­low at a later date.

Bernee’s grand­chil­dren were the pride and joy of her life. The legacy of Bernee’s kind spirit, pas­sion and zest for life will live on through them.

Ma: Miss­ing you al­ways, re­mem­ber­ing you for­ever. Un­til we meet again.

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