Bernice Fiala

A photo of Bernice Fiala



M = Magnificent

E   = Eversmiling

M = Monumental

E   = Eternal Sunshine

Bernice Fiala went to be with the love of her life on the same day they were united in marriage sixty-one years ago. She married Edward Fiala and together they owned a farm and raised their family. Bernice was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Beulah(Griffore) Benoit. Loving mother to Joanne (Kris) King, Kathy-Lynn Stennett (partner Joe Gillier), Anne-Marie (Rick) Embury, and Eddie Fiala (fiancé Karri Vermeulen). Devoted Mémè to Tara King and partner Dean Youchezin and children Dominic and Desmond; Adam King and daughter Severyn; Rachel King; Lisa (Jeff) Stonehouse and children Brady, Abby, and Brett; Bryan (Dana) Stennett and son Blake; Joshua Embury, Erica Embury, Nicole (Adam) Iannetta, Sarah (Joel) Pepper and children August, Julien, Addison, and (late) Benjamin; Jordan, Evan, Joelle, and Jocelyn Fiala. Mémè had a special place in her heart for Jenn and Kai Kristianson.  Beloved sister to the late Omer (Rita) Benoit, the late Don (Anna) Benoit, Doreen (late Donald) Alexander, Diane (late Robert) Myers, Leo (Adrienne) Benoit, Annette (Peter) VanDeHogen, Jeannnette (late Frank) Fiala, Roland (Connie) Benoit, Lucille (Jean) Laprise. Sister-in-law to the late Vera (Fred) Engl. She was known as Aunt/Tante Bernice or Aunt Bis to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Family was at the centre of Bernice’s life. Even if you weren’t related, you were instantly inducted as an honourary member of the family upon your first visit. She graciously welcomed people into her home with that vibrant smile and you rarely left her place without having a coffee, tea or drink of your choice, along with a delicious baked good she had prepared.

Bernice enjoyed watching sports, particularly hockey and baseball, which many of her family members participated in. She was an avid supporter of local hockey teams, baseball leagues, and a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. Other interests included spending time on the deck admiring her beautiful flowers and listening to the backyard birds singing, Thursday night Dinners (also known as “Bread and Butter Day”), Coffee Club with her sisters hosted at her home, and playing cards with her “Good Ole Neighbours”, Mac and Marg Allison.

Grandchildren and great grandchildren will fondly remember Mémè for times spent with her in her rocking chair, comforting them with her lullabies and nursery rhymes, and her version of The Chicken Dance. Most importantly, Bernice’s loved ones will always remember her advice to treasure each day God blesses you with and to “KEEP SMILING”. 😊

Bernice’s service will be private.  Friends wishing to remember her with a memorial donation are asked to consider Meals On Wheels or the charity of your choice.

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My sincerest condolences to the family.

I kept one of your Moms memorial folders and tonight I made Putsin! I would show you a picture but number one it probably didn’t look as good as your Mom’s and number two...there isn't any left!

Joanne Kris and Families Thinking of you. Let your treasured memories carry you Thur this terrible time

Joanne, Kris and Family Our condolences to you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort during this challenging time.

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you through this difficult time. Bernice was a lovely lady and an inspiration to all of us. She will always be remembered and sadly missed.

Our sincerest condolences to the Fiala family at this very sad time. May your loving memories bring you comfort and strength.

We are so very sorry for your loss. We met her randomly when we were dropping off a package that was wrongly delivered to us. She was so appreciative and invited us in for a snack. Our 3 girls loved her instantly and we ended up staying for a couple hours. We’ll miss trick-or-treating at her place but feel blessed to have met such a sweet lady.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fiala family at this difficult time

Dear Joanne,Kathy-Lynn, Anne Marie, Eddie and families. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Such a lovely lady. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time with my deepest sympathy.

Dear Anne-Marie and all family members, I am so sorry for your loss. Your description of your mother's love for her family and friends and her appreciation for life is beautiful. Blessings as you grieve, adapt, cherish her memory and carry on her legacy. Darlene (Uher) Trottier

Dear Fiala Family , Thinking of you with sympathy and very good memories of a lovely lady. ... we always enjoyed our visits She will be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. .... Keeping you in Prayer ... Craig and Rosemary

Joanne, Kris & Family, thinking of all of you at this time of sadness. You are in our hearts and prayers, Our deepest sympathies. Love Liz& Bob

Joanne, Kris & Family, thinking of you all during this time of sadness. There will be lots of memories to hold close to your hearts now & forever. You are in my prayers, deepest sympathies.

I was very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your beautiful mother. Sending my sincerest sympathy.

My condolence to a great lady .

AnneMarie and family,I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mother.Please accept my condolence.I know the pain when you lose your mother but always remember that she lives through each one of you. Hugs and prayers for all.Peggy,Lloyd Cottel

We are so sorry for the loss of such a lovely woman. We are praying for peacefulness for Bryan, Dana, Blake and all Bernice’s family and friends during this heartbreaking time. Love the Cunningham’s

KathyLynn, Joanne, AnneMarie, Eddie and families, So very sorry to hear about your Mom or Meme as she was often referred to as. I will miss hearing about the delicious delicacies she cooked and baked every Thursday night for the family and whoever else dropped in for supper. I know she was greatly loved by her family and will be missed terribly. Sue and Henry Wiebenga

My deepest sympathies and prayers to the entire Fiala family during this very confusing and difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the many loving memories you all shared together. Thinking of you all 🙏❤

Dear Joanne, Kathy-Lynn, Anne-Marie, Eddie and families. We wish you much comfort, peace and many happy memories of your mom to get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Michael & Linda Wicks and Aunt Rita Benoit.

Sending warmth in this very difficult time. Keeping Aunt Bernice and the rest of the family in my prayers. I've enjoyed remembering her, that big smile, her kind words and the laughter she shared with me, my Meme Diane and all her sisters.

My deepest condolences of the passing of Bernice. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Marilena Naclerio

What a beautiful picture of Bernice. It captures her smile which always said "welcome friend". We are thankful to have had the friendship of Bernice, tastes of her delicious food, and most of all we are grateful for her sharing of her family with us. Garry, Elaine, Lynne, Nick, Paul and families

Sincere condolences to the Fiala Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincerely, Linda & Peter

So sorry for your loss my friends, Eddie, Joe and family. Condolences and Prayers, Steve Hebert and Family.

Kathi-Lynn and family: I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My sincere sympathy to everyone affected by this.

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time Monica and Gordon Swance

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joanne, Kathy-Lynn, Anne-Marie and Eddie, Sending you our sincere sympathy at this very difficult and sad time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Jane Bechard, Daryl & Jim, Michele & Rob, Glenda & Paul

Dear Joanne, Kathy Lynn, Anne Marie, Eddie and your families. Our deepest & heartfelt sympathies to to each of you, during this extremely sad and difficult time...

Joanne, Kris and Fiala families, we are so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Bernice.

Dear Joanne, Kathy-Lynn, Anne-Marie and Eddie Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies. Aunt Bernice was a kind and caring person who will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time Monica and Gordon Swance

Dear Ann Marie, Joanne, and Kathy Lynn, My sincere sympathy for the loss of your beloved mom. Ann Marie, I have repeated her "the golden years are here at last" to so many of my retired friends, always smiling. It will forever remind me of your mother. Again, my condolences to your families.

Joanne, Kris and family, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

i’m gonna miss my aunt, i loved her so much and she meant the world to me. when i found out she passed away from the virus, i was in tears. she was there for me when i was little. i’m also sad for my granny and papa Mac Allison ans Margret Allison for there loss of one of there best friends my granny was rlly good friends with her for a rlly long time and i can imagine how she feels. i’m gonna miss you Aunt Bernice, i will love you forever and always!❤️ ~Allison MacKenzie Faflak

So very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time . Bernice was truly an amazing lady, so happy I had an opportunity to work with her.

Moms live forever in the hearts of their children. Keep those precious memories close to you. Please know we are thinking about you all at this difficult time.

My condolence to the Fiala family and friends so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Rest in Peace Bernice.

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To all the families, so sorry to hear of Bernice's passing, she was a beautiful woman inside and out. My sister Rose Marie and I had a wonderful reunion with Bernice and all her sisters 2 years ago, precious memories. We all grew up together, she will be missed, but will live on forever in your hearts!

I'm so very saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy...sending a hug

My sincere condolences to the Fiala families. Her love of family shines through you all 💖

So sorry for your loss.She was a lovely woman and a great co worker.She will be surely missed.Remember all the good times you had with her.

Joanny, Kris & family, we are sending you all our love! Mom sounded like a beautiful loving lady. My she rest in peace. She would want you to celebrate her life! Ox Barb & Gary

Kathy-Lynn, Joanne and the Fiala family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find strength from the thoughts and prayers being shared for your family.

Our deepest sympathies, my dad Norm went to school with Bernice, Donald and Omer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Norm and Anne Marie Myers.

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Fiala family at this time.

Our deepest sympathies to the Fiala family for your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Dear Joanne, Kathy-Lynn, Eddie Joe and Anne-Marie and family. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during such an emotional time. Cherish those memories and keeping them close to your heart.

My deepest condolences to the entire family

Joanne, Kathy-Lynn, Anne Marie and Eddie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Wonderful memories of your Mom. She was a special person. I use to babysit for your parents. Thinking of you.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Thinking of you all ❤️

Joanne, Kris, & family. We are sending healing hugs and love to you all. The loss of a loved one no one can heal, but love leaves memories no one can steal. Cherish the good times. Love Terrylyn, Darrin, Brooke and Dean

so very sorry for your loss.

To Kathy lynn Ann Marie Jo Anne and Eddie Jo I am so sorry for your loss of your mom She was one of a kind her smile was always there and friend to all She loved you kids to the moon and back and when you seen her and asked how one of her children where doing she let you know about each she loved all the same and with a great smile on her face Please remember she is with Dad now and playing cards with other family members sending prayers and hugs to the family Denise Stefina

Kathy-Lynn, so sorry for your loss of your mom. Thinking of you. Hugs.

Joanne, Kathy- Lynn, Anne-Marie and Eddie, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories growing up on the farm and visiting your family. She was a lovely person and will be sorely missed. Cherish all your wonderful memories.

Our sincere condolences to all of Bernice’s family in your recent loss. Bernice was an awesome lady and a great neighbour to Dad and Mom. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her. May your many memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Another “Angel” heaven has gained. Love Bob n Debbie Brodie

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.......l am sure you have many of wonderful memories to remember her. May you find comfort sharing those....hugs

Joanne Kathy Lynn and Anne Marie my deepest condolences to you and your families. Prayers being sent to you all.

My condolences to the family. I had the honours of working with her at Mallorys. She will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with you! Mémé was such a gem! Hugs to you all! Love The Stennett’s

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Bernice..Romeo and I would sit behind her and her sisters at Saturday night mass...always smiling and teasing Romeo whenever she’s up there with him..thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

We are so sorry and saddened for the loss you all must be feeling as you mourn the passing of your beautiful Meme Bernice. May her memory shine bright through every family photo you look at and every one of her recipes you make. Wishing you much comfort and sending love during this difficult time. Sarah, Marco and family.

My heartfelt condolences to entire family at this very difficult time

To the entire Fiala family, to Aunt Annette, Uncle Pete, Jason, Elaine and family. So sorry for your loss of a dear sweet lady. Thinking of you. That is such a pretty picture of her. It shows her inner and outer beauty. Sincerely, Richard and Nancy Havens

Our condolences to the entire family. So difficult at a time like this, without being able to say goodbye. Hugs the the brothers and sisters who are going though an unbelievable loss . Prayers for all.

Joanne, Kathy- Lynn, Anne-Marie, Eddie, Aunt Annette and families. Brenda and I are very sorry for your tremendous loss. As a child/neighbour, Bernice watched over me. As an adult, she allowed our family to work her farm for many years. Once a year she would phone me on my mother's birthday to tell me she baked her a pie, she would always say "I baked apple, as I know it is her favourite." She will be sorely missed as she was a large part of our community. I hope that you can find much needed peace through this sad time.

To all the family of Bernice, Where do I begin? Many years ago Bernice welcomed me into her home, I was one of those honourary family members! Bernice made me feel welcome for Christmas Eve dinners, Easter, Mother's Day Birthdays and whatever came along. We watched many hockey and ball games together and always parted with "till next time Keep Smiling"! When George came into my life she welcomed him too! I will miss you Bernice! Love Linda & George

May you find comfort in your beautiful memories. Thinking of you all.

Bernice , I will certainly miss you on your trips to Erie Beach for visiting on the porch with sister Doreen. I offer my condolences to all the families and know it will be difficult to go on without your mother, see was so special.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

To Anne Marie and Family, I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sending you kind thoughts during this difficult time in life. Jennifer

A truly lovely lady...Bernice was kind, gracious, and loving to all those she knew and met. She touched so many lives in such a profound and positive way and she was too well-loved to ever be forgotten. Our Family was truly blessed by her presence in our lives.May she always rest peacefully in God’s arms.

Dear Joanne, Kathy-Lynn, Ann-Marie and Eddie and your families, my sincere condolences and wishes for peace at the loss of your mom. She sure raised some amazing children and I'm thinking of you all at this sad time.

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Bernice Fiala. I hope you find comfort in the many fond memories you have all shared with her throughout the years. God Bless You All!

Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family.

Our sincerest condolences to all the family. Your mom was an awesome woman. Many great memories of her at the factory. Prayers to you all.

My sincere Condolences to all Bernice's families ; so sorry she had to end her time with a battle like this. Such a generous , hospitable person deserving a much better end of time. Prayers to all.

To all the family please accept our sincere condolences of Bernice, she was a marvelous woman. May she Rest in Peace