Bernice Gustafson

July 13, 1934 - November 7, 2019

Funeral Details: Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Barrie

After a long and courageous battle with cancer Bernice passed away on November 7, 2019 at the age of 85 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, Ontario.  Born in Manitoba, Bernice moved to Ottawa in 1972.  She was an employee of Alterna Credit Union and retired in 1994. She enjoyed doing crafts; puzzles of any kind; bowling and golfing.  She moved to Barrie in 2013.  She leaves to mourn her passing her brother Alvin (Josie) of Brandon, MB; her sisters Vivian Shortt (Reg) of Barrie and Emilie Cale (Don – deceased) of Strathmore, AB; her stepchildren Roger Benoit, Robert Ranger, Ron Ranger, Pierrette (Ranger) Chapman and Diane (Ranger) Ferguson and their spouses; many nephews and nieces dispersed across the Canadian prairies and as far away as Australia and Germany; step-grandchildren, and many friends in the Ottawa Valley, Innisfil and Georgetown.


She was predeceased by her partner of almost 25 years, Bob Ranger, her parents, Bert and Gudrun Gustafson, two sisters, Janice and Janet (Watson), stepchildren Richard, Raymond, Denise and Roger (Ranger).  She will be missed.


Bernice’s wishes were that she be cremated and taken back to Erickson, Manitoba for interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program – Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, ON would be appreciated.



5 Condolences
  • Pierrette Ranger Chapman
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    Our sincere condolences to the Gustafson family. May you rest in peace Bernice.

    Pierrette, Paul Seibel, Nicole Gendron Taylor, Blair Taylor, Matthew, Zachary, Hannah Taylor and Mitch Gendron.

  • B
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    <3 xo

  • Jolene Ferguson
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    Rest in Peace Memere

  • Nicole P. Lauzon
    Posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Reply

    To: Alvin, Vivian, Emilie and all of the Gustafson family members and the Ranger family members

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy on the passing away of Bernice, a dear beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, step-mother, step-grandmother and a friend. May the days ahead be eased with cherished memories.

  • Jacques lauzon
    Posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Reply

    My sincere condolences to the family

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