In Memory Of

Bernice’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated entirely in

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 22 Strathmore Tce, Brighton

on WEDNESDAY, December 6, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.


The service will be broadcast by livestream. Please use the link above.


Bernice’s special request was for donations to

Birthline Pregnancy Support


19.4.1937 – 25.11.2023


Loving wife of Fred (deceased).

Beloved mother of Peter (deceased),

Katherine and Joe, Richard (deceased), and David (deceased).

Devoted Granny of Joshua and Tahlia, and Hannah;

and great-Granny of Jordan, Angelrose, and Maya.

Adored sister of Brian, Margaret, Joan and Paul, and their families.

Resting peacefully

Message Board

Anna Boyce -

I will always remember Aunty Burn's loving kindness and gentle wisdom. May she rest in peace, held in the love and light of all who love her. Much love, Anna and Luc ox

Mary Boyce -

Will miss you Aunty Bern, thank you for your kindness and care, always remembered love Mary Neil and Family

Mary Boyce -

Bern (known to us as Aunty Bern) was our neighbour during the late 1950’s to mid-1970’s. Our family, the Boyce family, lived at 15 Bessie Street, our house was sold in the mid 1970’s. Bern has lived at 13 Bessie Street for over 68 years. Katherine and I grew up together, we both spent lots of time in each other’s house. We did everything together including getting up to mischief and telling David what to do. I think Bern was very patient with us. Katherine and I performed many plays in Bern’s garage, we had big curtains running across the stage and chairs for the audience. We even put on shows and charged the neighbours to watch. The proceeds going to a charity of course, (Bern was probably behind that). Bern was like a second Mother for me, she was very different from my Mother Shelagh. I was lucky, I had a great best friend Katherine (friends for 65 years) and Aunty Bern, who was there for me during my childhood, and she was just next door. I remember Bern as being a very gracious, gentle, kind, and caring person. Quietly spoken and very articulate. She loved her garden and gardening. She also liked to collect things, especially during her time while volunteering at St Vinnies Op Shop. She was passionate about teaching, learning, and reading. Bern also had a very deep Christian faith that helped her through difficult times. Quite a few years ago Bern and her friend Marina made a trip up to Coffs Harbour to visit me and my husband Neil on our farm at Bonville. We had a great time with them both. We took Bern and Marnia to the Bellingen markets, they both brought me two bromeliads, one with deep red flowers the other purple and pink flowers, they are both stunning. These bromeliads have always been a lovely reminder of Bern’s and Marnia’s visit and will always be a treasured memory for me, of lovely “Aunty Bern. Rest in Peace Bernice Mary Leane Written by Mary Boyce