Obituary of Bernice Lillian LeBlanc
LeBlanc, Bernice Lillian (Aug. 21, 1931-May 25, 2021)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bernice Lillian Le Blanc (nee Mortimer) on Tuesday May 25. She peacefully left our world comforted by family and loved ones at the home that she shared with Mike and Tammy, whom she very much adored.
Bernice is the loving wife of Garnet William Le Blanc (dec) and beloved sister to Bill (dec), John, Bob (dec), Garry (dec) Bud (dec), Charlie, Faye and Gloria.
She is sadly missed by her children Wayne (Robin), Darcene, Tighe(Lorrie), Craig(Cathy) and Lori; Grandchildren Tammy(Mike), Theresa(Alex), Shannon(Richard), Meagan(Ryan), Ryan(Allie), Tyson, Sean(Kristi), Bryce(Bianca), Reid, Aaron(Lily) and Samantha; Great Grandchildren Andrew, Caetano, Alexis, Revolution, Zoe and Adeline; and her many nephews, nieces and friends.
Bee was a lover of life and touched the lives of many. Nothing made her happier than bringing people together. With a glass of Crown Royal and coke in hand, she loved good conversation and enjoyed a lively debate, welcoming any point of view to the table. There was always something happening or being planned when Bee was around, from a friendly game of cards, snowmobiling with friends, adventurous outings with the grandkids, Florida gatherings, or organizing events at the senior citizens hall. She was the true matriarch of the family.
Bee was a natural teacher and made that her life-long profession at South Lincoln High School in Smithville. She loved the school and the students, but her real passion was dancing. In her youth, she competed in ball room dancing, then went on to eventually teach school students and adults of all ages the joys of square and line dancing. Her talents extended to sewing as her closets were filled with the most amazing dance costumes that she created herself.
Known by many as Grandma Bee, she inspired people who were close to her to be strong and courageous. She preferred to be thought of as determined as opposed to stubborn and it is with this sense of determination that she lived her life, truly paving her own way and showing us all how to do the same. Self-determination seemed to be her motto. Full of life, she had a fabulous sense of humour, was beyond caring and compassionate and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Bernice has been entrusted into the care of Merritt Funeral Home in Smithville Ontario but unfortunately we are unable to hold a service at this time. Visit merritt-fh.com for online condolences. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be announced by her granddaughters Tammy and Theresa.