Bernice Belbeck

August 19, 1931December 12, 2018

Bernice Belbeck Bernice Margaret Belbeck (nee Saunders) was born August 19, 1931 in Aberdeen, SK, to Clayt and Kay (Lewis) Saunders. Bernice moved to Lady Smith in 1937 but she was always a prairie girl and when she was old enough she moved back to Saskatchewan and completed a course to be a Nurses Aid at the Saskatoon Institute for Technology. There she met Dan and they married November 2, 1951. They moved to the family farm on the shores of Fife Lake where they farmed, raised four children and lived until moving to Rockglen, SK in 1980. Bernice loved to garden and always had a large vegetable garden, she enjoyed her flower garden especially roses. She loved bird watching. She enjoyed reading and was instrumental in Rockglen getting a Branch of the Palliser Regional Library. Bernice believed in community and was on the Rockglen Hospital Auxillary Board and a founding member of the Rockglen Historical Society. Dan and Bernice enjoyed square dancing and danced to Bill Schmidt’s calling for many years. Bernice loved to play cards and was part of the Rockglen Bridge Club for over 40 years. Bernice died December 12, 2018 at Grasslands Health Centre, Rockglen, SK. Predeceased by her son Cameron, her parents Clayt and Kay, her sister Audrey and brother Allan, sisters-in-law Julia Riley, Ivy Hill, Muriel Heagy and Enid Belbeck, brothers-in-law Orville McDonald, Bruce McDonald, Jimmy Jack, John, Hal and Bill Belbeck, Ernest Riley, Virgil Riley, Barry Hill and Raymond Heagy, Bernice is survived by her husband of 67 years, Daniel Belbeck, daughters Sandra (Roger) Lamontagne, Diane (Brent) Denham, son Russell (Jeanette), five grandsons, four granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren, her sisters Isabelle McDonald, Marion (Sandy) Saunders and Dale Jack, her brother Bob (Kathleen) Saunders, and her sister-in-law Fay Belbeck. Celebration of Bernice's life will be held at the Rockglen Community Hall at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.


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pat wolfe

December 20, 2018

condolences to everybody

Dick & Doreen Oakes

December 16, 2018

Rockglen & District Tourism Committee will miss Bernice. What many may not realize is the size of your families contribution to Tourism here: Hugely important to us is that Bernice had much to do with saving and relocating the Station to its current location and that Dan, Sandra & Roger, Russell and Janette have been exceptionally faithful in helping us whenever they were needed.

Bernice will be missed. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.

Dorothy Keller

December 15, 2018

My sincerest sympathy to the Belbeck family. I remember Bernice and Dan’s warm hospitality and generosity toward the girl guides and the wonderful times we spent camping in the shelter of the trees beside the lake at the Belbeck farm. May these and many other memories help you through this difficult time of grief.

Millie Bakke

December 15, 2018

I'm very sad to hear about Bernice.My deepest sympathy to Dan,and all the family.Sending love and prayers to all of you.Remember all the good times.Millie(Bjarne)Bakke

Donna and Murray Flotre

December 15, 2018

Sandra, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mom. I have so many fond memories of our summers spent on your farm at the lake and banging around in that old car that you had painted with daisies in true 60’s style. Your mom was “ok” with everything. Truely a gracious lady. We will be thinking of your family as you celebrate the rich and purposeful life your mom lived.
Our sincere condolences to you and Roger ,your dad, and Russel and Diane and all of their families.
Love and hugs to you all.

Liz and Cliff Roberts

December 15, 2018

We were sorry to hear of Bernice's death. We have so many memories of her work helping to get the town library up and running; her support for the Arts Council; her work on moving and building the museum which is now the tourism Information Station. She helped with a lot of fundraising and so many town celebrations. Her strength as a woman and mother helped build a vibrant community. Sending love to Dan, Russell, Sandra, Diane and all the many grandchildren. May your wonderful memories surround you.

Kathy Riley

December 14, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Bernice’s passing. We always enjoyed our times with uncle Dan & Aunt Bernice. Rest In Peace sweet lady. Condolences to Uncle Dan & family.

Corilea Benson

December 14, 2018

So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. May you cherish your memories and draw strength from each other.

Dora and Getald Mushka

December 14, 2018

Our sincere condolences to you and your families; Sandra, Diane, Russell and especially to your dad Dan. I have such fond memories of camping at the lake, picking rubarb for pies and our wonderful lifelong friendship. I will always remember your mom’s great sense of humour and easy laugh.

Glenis Benson

December 14, 2018

My heartfelt condolences for Dan, Sandra, Diane, Russell and families. I have such fond memories of Bernice; she was always so welcoming, and frankly tolerant of our antics....b/c there were a few. May you all cherish her memory and celebrate the wonderful life she lived.