Haskett, Bernice Alberta

Bernice Alberta (Raymer) Haskett

Bernice passed away peacefully April 30, 2023 at the Misericordia Health Centre in Winnipeg.

She was born April 27, 1929 at Minto, MB and was the eldest child of Fred and Marge Raymer. Following her school days, she was employed by the Manitoba Telephone System in Minto.

She married Len Haskett in 1948 which resulted in a strong partnership that lasted over 66 years. Len was in the employ of Manitoba Hydro and they moved to Souris in 1966 after having lived in Glenboro, MacGregor, Churchill and Grand Marais.

Mom carried her small town sense of community with her throughout her life. She had a way of engaging friends and strangers and will be remembered for her outgoing personality and genuine interest in other people. She was a life long member of the United Church. Her love of music included playing the piano and singing in the choir.

Mom moved to Seine River Assisted Living in Winnipeg in September 2022 where she made new friends among the residents and staff.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Len and her brother Bob.

Left to cherish her memory is son Greg (Edie); grand children Shannon (Derrick), Jillian (Grant); great grandchildren Lachlan, Lennon, Sawyer and Piper; sisters Beth Harrison and Joan Denoon; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to all the family who spent time with Mom prior to her passing and their reminding her that she was well loved.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Bernice can be made to the Souris Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

In accordance with Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.

21 thoughts on “Haskett, Bernice Alberta”

  1. Greg your Mother was one of the kindest and loving person I had the privilege of being her friend. All who knew her will miss her. Rest In Peace Dear Bernice MaryAnn Carlisle

  2. To you Greg sending a hug. We have so many great memories of our good times with Bernice; a special friend of many years. And my cook book has a lot of listings with Bernice’s recipes.

  3. So sorry for your loss Greg. Bernice was a good friend. Thinking of you, your family and your Aunts Beth and Joan. Treasure your memories.

  4. Condolences to you Greg and your family. Have known Bernice for many years first as a client at the salon and then as a neighbour. To Beth and Joan, a sister you will surely miss visiting.
    Doug & Helen Fenwick

  5. Sending our sympathy in the loss of a life so well lived. Bernice was a lovely soul, and that beautiful voice will be in the most angelic choir above.

  6. Our sympathies to you and your family, Greg. Your mother will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
    Brian & Kathie Saunderson

  7. Our beautiful Bernice u will me missed so bad ! She was the most caring, loving person anyone could ask to be around . Miss and love u more Bernice! Rip

  8. Sincerest Sympathy to the Haskett Family. Bernice as we all know was a member of the group. “Our Girls” how lucky the Residents of the PCH were when the Ladies came to sing and visit with the residents. I have Fond memories of this Lovely Lady

  9. Sorry for your loss Greg. Your mom was a big part of my life and I will sadly miss her!

  10. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Bernice. Gerald has many happy memories of his times spent with his second mom and dad having a few cold ones. We’re sure Len and Bernice are happy to be reunited with the love of their lives.

  11. Our sincere condolences to Greg and family. Your mom was a great friend to the Dunbars and we always enjoyed our visits and chats with her. A truly beautiful lady she was.

  12. Our sincere condolences. to you Greg and your family . We had many good times together with Bernice and Len . They were great people , Fern and Bernice were good friends and enjoyed their
    singing and visits together . Karen & Colin Dunbar

  13. My sincere condolences to Bernice’s family.
    May your memories comfort you through this sad time and always. Her friendly kind demeanour, always a hello & hug from her.
    A dear neighbour, she always asked about Mom and where are the boys now.
    Rest in Peace Bernice
    Hugs. Denise

  14. So very sad to lose a dear family friend. They were always Auntie Bernice and Uncle Len who lived so close and visited almost daily. Heartfelt sympathy to all who had the pleasure of having you in their lives. Hugs to family members.

  15. Sending sympathy to Greg and all the Raymer “clan”. Bernice was always so welcoming whenever we stopped by her home in Souris.
    We can say this about our cousin Bernice: “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories”.
    Brian and June Sprott.

  16. Dear Greg Edie & family
    We are deeply sorry for such a huge loss ..we had the pleasure of meeting your Mom ‘Bernice’ at a Wedding in Wpg – she graced our presence at the table along with you & Edie , so rare & beautiful a delightful lady she was ! She brought you into this world & you helped her leave with nothing but comfort reassurance laughter love & beautiful ‘memories’ . Her legacy will live on in your hearts forever. She’ll never have to endure pain or suffering any longer. Her legacy will live in your hearts’ forever.. may she RIP

  17. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a kind lady.

  18. Our deepest condolences Greg. You guys were such great neighbours. Bernice’s door was always open.
    Doug and Sharon Bell

  19. So sorry to hear about Bernice’s passing- condolences to all. She was such a fun lady and my Mom and Dad had some great times with Bernice and Len!

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