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Bernice May Johnson (nee Jeffery), died peacefully in her sleep at home in Gibsons, BC on
Sunday morning, September 4th, 2022 at the age of 77.

She was born in Vancouver in 1945 to Art and May Jeffery (nee Cotton). In 1966 she married Len Johnson and they remained married until his death in 2020. After raising two daughters and pursuing a career as a tutor for dyslexic children, she retired to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast in 2003, where she was able to devote time to quilting, as a member of the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild, and volunteering with the Sechelt Hospital’s Auxiliary Thrift Store, and Harmony Hall.

Predeceased by her husband Len, parents Art and May Jeffery and brother Ed Jeffery. Bernice is survived by her daughter Christine (grandsons David and Alex), daughter Valerie, and her brother Martin (Sue).

A memorial gathering will be held at a date yet to be determined.

Memorial donations may be made in Bernice’s honour to the BC Cancer Foundation.


  • Sam and Liz Preece
    Posted September 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    So many memories of Bernice and Len visiting us in UK and us staying with them in Vancouver, what a fabulous fun time we had being shown around the area, even country cross ski-ing in the rain on very wet snow at Whistler.
    Bernice taught me how to bake sourdough bread, which I still do now!
    Our lovely friends reunited, God Bless You Both xx

  • Mariann & Kevin Hinz
    Posted September 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Bernice , you are so missed. You and Len were such a big part of our lives, and very good friends. You are with Len now, so that brings a smile, but there is a big hole in our hearts
    Gone but never forgotten 💕❤️💔💞
    Our condolences to Christine & Valerie and David & Alex❤️

  • Liz Shannon
    Posted September 15, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Thankyou you Chris and Valerie for this venue . We all miss your Dad and Mum.

    Goodbye my loving, adventurous, wise, practical,
    talented Friend, Nicci.

    You’re with Len once again , sharing love and friendship.
    I hold you in my heart and mind and mostly, in my
    Memories … so many good times… some silly …,some breathtaking, …..happy times, and sad times .

    Thankyou for being in my life, all of you .

    Until we meet again ….

    I trust you are in a better place .

    We miss you and love you .

    Liz , Ken, Ruby and Lucy 🐾🐾🐾🐾

  • Liz Shannon
    Posted September 15, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Thank you Chris and Valerie and family for this opportunity to express my condolences.

    Nicci you are missed and always loved 🥰

    We had fun times, adventures, and interesting soul searching and dietary discoveries, lol!!

    Great memories, some sad , lots glad 😀

    You’re with Len now, with all our love 😍

    You are forever in our hearts
    Thank you for being you xxxooo


  • Linda Hovestad
    Posted September 15, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    My deepest condolences Christine, Valarie and Family.
    Nicci…you will be missed forever and always. The times we all shared together were full of laughter and fun and a little bit of wine 😉 and theses are times I will always treasure. Thank you for you great friendship, I will miss you dearly. Rest In Peace dear Nicci. I love you ❤️ Xoxo

  • Noriko
    Posted September 18, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Bernice was one of the first people I met when I moved here and she was so warm and welcoming. Will miss her radiant smile. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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