BERNA ELIZABETH CHESTERS

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Berna, who passed away at the age of 74 following a sudden illness. She will be fondly missed by her children Patrick (Stephanie) and Alison (Andrew); grandchildren Claire, Brianna, Ryan and Charlotte; sister Pam and brother Warren (Jane). She was predeceased by her husband Arthur; parents, Lyle and Colinette, and infant brother, Robert.

Berna was born and raised in Montreal. As a young adult she moved to Vancouver where she worked and obtained her Commerce Degree.  After she met her husband Art, she moved to a farm on Saltspring Island where she raised her children. Following this, she pursued a career in healthcare after graduating from the University of Victoria with her Nursing Degree. Eventually she moved to Saanichton where she spent the last 15 years of her career working as the Cardiac Care Coordinator at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, a position she loved and excelled at. Following her recent retirement, she moved to Langley to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

A memorial service will held for Berna on Saturday, May 27 from 1 to 3 pm at the Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, please consider volunteering at or making a donation to a hospice care facility in your local community.

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