FREDERICK, Mrs. Bernice (nee Gilbert), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 9, 2016, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife for over 52 years to James W. “Jim” Frederick. Dearly loved mother of James G. “Jim” Frederick (Rachelle), Joel Frederick, and Darryl Frederick, and cherished grandmother of Alex, Sine, Mallory, Olivia, and Leo Frederick, all of St. Thomas. Dear sister-in-law of Wilma Hathaway of Blenheim. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Her brother, Paul Gilbert died in 2015. Born in Southwold Twp., ON, December 25, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Bernie and Agnes (nee Futcher) Gilbert. Prior to moving to St. Thomas in 2008, Bernice lived in Talbotville, Woodstock and London. She was a member of New Vision Community Church, United Church of Canada, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, October 11th from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
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