Bernice Monica Weber
































Gathering words to express the heart wrenching loss of one of the most beautiful women to have ever walked this earth is futile. Our beloved Momma,  Bernice Monica Weber (nee St. Marie) of Chatham (born in Clifford Ontario)  passed away unexpectedly  on Sunday, January 20, 2019 after just celebrating her 89th Birthday. She took her last breaths surrounded by tidal waves of love.

Bernice is survived by her soulmate of 72 years Edgar, and her loving children  Terrie, Scott, Tracy and Melissa.  She also was deeply loved by her grandchildren Stacey, Allyson and Becca.

She is cherished by her siblings:  Florence Wells (Brampton), Larry (Langley BC), Kenneth (Hanover), Maurice (Pam) (Langley BC) and her sister- in- law Jean (London) 

Mom was predeceased by her parents  Austin & Mary St.Marie (nee Huber), sister Adella (Clayton) Schneider, brother Gerald,  sister-in-laws Linda St.Marie, Mary Anne St. Marie as well as brother-in law William Wells.

Bernice was adored by Edgar’s many siblings and their spouses, along with numerous  nieces and nephews.

Our beautiful Bernice had many amazing relationships with so many people that we would never have enough space to acknowledge. We would be amiss in not mentioning the phenomenal care received by Dr. Waterrud and her team including Heather and Shannon over the decades. They treated our mother as if she was their own, and that level of care, love and limitless support will never be forgotten. 

Describing Bernice seems an impossible task. People constantly clamoured to have an opportunity to be close to her warmth, kindness and humour. Momma just made you feel happy.  She was wickedly clever and could figure out solutions to any “dilemma”. If we didn’t have the appropriate wax candle numbers for a birthday cake, Mom fixed it fast with a steak knife as she carved the proper number out of last years digits…..giggling the entire time. Her ingenuity was jaw dropping and family was the epicentre of her world. Bernice stories were not only frequent and furious, they were legendary. All she needed was an audience of one and she was off to the races. Anything we did was not only supported, it was encouraged and celebrated. 

Mom’s smile and beautiful face could single handedly wash away any fear or worry… her eyes danced and sparkled.  Mom would try to sell you the “I’m shy” business, but we all clearly knew that she was the true rockstar of our family. This beauty was our best friend and it was a given that she was always in tow with anything we were doing socially… was just understood. Concerts were her crowning glory. Any disclosure regarding a concert event that we had purchased tickets for her, was met with the same line: “Where are we sitting?”. Most often it was front row…..that’s where royalty should sit. She took extreme pride in rhyming off her concert list: Cheap Trick , Heart , Tom Jones, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Diana Ross, etc etc . She was open to anything but “rap”. The lovely Bernice even appears in a rock DVD, as she attended Heart: Live at Windsor Colosseum that was being filmed. “The Barracuda”, as she called it, was her favourite song that night since it had a “nice beat”. She cracked us up constantly. Our friends craved her company and without question always included her because she shone bright like the most flawless diamond.

In following with her wishes,  cremation has taken place.  In lieu of a ceremony, we ask that those who knew and cared for her take time to remember the impact her light and love had on their lives, and to forward the kindness she bestowed in her actions onto others in your own life.  She will be missed everyday and will be carried in our hearts always and forever

It was no coincidence that on the evening of her death the moon was blinding and brilliantly  bright. The Super Blood Wolf Moon thrilled skywatchers with stunning visuals…….it wasn’t a wolf, it was Bernice.


9 Comments on “Bernice Monica Weber”

  1. Aunt Bernice ….. You were the most amazing and gracious person that God ever put on this earth. I loved you from the moment we met in Wingham at Gramma and Grandpa’s house. I always wanted to back to Chatham with you.You have been nothing but a kind, funny and very sincere human being. It gave me the biggest funny bone to listen to you and Mom go back in history reminiscing old times even though I heard it over and over. When you are up there in heaven I want to hear you from way down here yelling BINGO and get the big prize. All my road trips to visit you with Mom will never be forgotten The night you wanted me to leave my undies on stage with Tom Jones was the best night ever. I could go on and on because there was lot of memories. I will meet you someday again make sure you have the Spider all gassed up and ready to go on our next journey in life “Monica” I love you and want you back but we all know God has plans for you. So I will think of you always and I’ll see you in a bit !!! Love forever Debbie

  2. The stories from your family were endless. I loved coming to work hearing them as they definitely made my day. You seriously cracked me up. In the short time I knew you it felt like I had known you all my life. So down to earth gracious human being. You helped me more than you will ever know to get through my knee surgery. So thankful for that. You will be missed by your wonderful family and friends. You rocked this earth and I know you are rocking heaven! Love you!

    Brenda Martin xoxo

  3. Karen Rae You are very special lady I loved you very much I’ll never forget the night we slept at your house I had the room where the hamster was It made a hellof a racket couldn’t sleep around and round it went I was scared it was going to get out Finally you came in and took it somewhere you laughed like hell I remember our favorite song we both love by Alton John Nikita when it came on we knew all the words I’m going to miss you always a loving and happy lady You are loved very much Rest In Peace i”ll never forget you.Karen

  4. So deeply sorry for your loss Mel, thinking of you and your family. I think the last time I bumped into you with your sweet mom was at Anita’s, and the two of you were enjoying your Michigan cherry salads…such an engaging and warm-hearted lady!

  5. Aunt Bernice, thank you for being the most wonderful, funny and sweetest Aunt. My favourite times when we visited were hearing all of your stories about you and your siblings growing up. They were all “trouble” as you would say, not you Your smile and your laughter were infectious and your energy was inspiring. I will hold my memories of you and our times together deep in my heart, you will never be forgotten. To the family, my sincere condolences. Love Trudi xoxo

  6. To Ed and Family
    I am sorry to hear of Bernice’s passing. You are in our prayers that God will give you all the peace and comfort only He can give at this time.
    Danny & Nettie Apthorp

  7. To Terrie – I’m sorry to hear that your mom passed away. It’s been like 40 years since I’ve seen you, but I remember the good times that I had at your place and how nice your mom always was to me.

  8. Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care Brian

  9. To the Weber Family:
    I am sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I pray loving memories will bring comfort and strength in your time of sorrow. May you sense God’s loving arms holding you close, giving you peace to endure the days ahead.
    Kim Pierce (Boudreau).

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