Bernice Brettingham

Bernice Mary Brettingham (Timpano)

Thursday, March 18th, 1943 - Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Bernice Mary Brettingham (Timpano)

On January, 3, 2020 Bernice passed away in Burlington with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her loving soulmate and husband John Francis Freston. He was her soulmate and loving partner for 46 years. She is survived by her daughters Sondra Cluer (James) and Rebecca Brettingham-Filice (Anthony), her best friend; grandchildren Alexis and Max Cluer, and Christiano and Isabela Filice; her wonderful stepchildren Larry (Raheema), Susan Cowan (Jim), and Diane Volasko (Mike); and many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides her family, she was fortunate to have many good friends who helped her battle Cancer. Rosemarie, Susan, Betty Jane, Rima, Sharon, Melda, and Zelia, and many more friends in her condo, who have been such a big support to her. Bernice has already been cremated and is with John, the love of her life. A Celebration of Life will take place at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception. If you would like to make a donation, Food for Kids or Hamilton/Burlington SPCA were her favorite charities.
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    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
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  • Reception

    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant
    485 Brant Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Following Celebration of Life.


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