PERKS, Berneice

Posted: November 6th, 2017


BERNEICE PERKS, beloved wife of the late James Perks, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on November 1, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

Berneice was born June 21,1923 to Samuel and Evaline Hydechuk at Wilson Siding. She was the third child of eleven children.

In 1942 Berneice married the love of her life, James Perks, in the Cardston Temple. They were together for 55 years until Jim’s passing in 1997. They raised four children on their acreage west of Raymond.

Berneice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She felt family always came first. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, Beverly Perks, Robert Perks, Marion (David deceased) Giesbrecht and Donald (Susan) Perks. She had many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. She has four surviving sisters, Lois, Jeanne, Marilyn and Marjorie.

Berneice served in many different callings in the LDS Church and was always honored to do so.

Berneice had a love of flowers and worked in the family greenhouses for 20 years while being a busy homemaker. She also worked for the Canadian Sugar Factory and Raymond Care Center. She was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress and quilter. Berneice won many awards for her preserves and gingerbread houses. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Special thank you to the Raymond Ridgeview Lodge, Raymond Hospital, Garden Vista (Good Sams) Magrath and to the staff and Doctors of the Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency Department for their loving care during Berneice’s final hours.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond Alberta.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) on Monday November 6, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or prior to the service on Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the Church.

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