Bernice Carol Pettit (nee Rodd) – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, C.E.E., Petrolia Hospital on March 22, 2021 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Alex Pettit. Loving mother of Steve Pettit (Helen) and Chris Pettit (Beckkie). Grandmother of Chelsee Pettit (Will), Kierstynn Pettit (Nick), Ashleigh Pettit (Journee), and Ted Pettit. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Ted and Mildred Rodd (née Maness). Bernice grew up in Bluewater and on River Road, along the St. Clair River at Aamijwnaang, where she attended elementary school before attending S.C.I.T.S. Secondary School in Sarnia. Bernice worked at Ethyl Corp. and Niagara Finance before taking on her full-time job at home caring for her family in Sarnia. She was remarkably even-tempered during the years that she spent raising her two sons. During the winter months she could often be found cheering for her sons at their hockey games. Later, she regularly attended and cheered for her granddaughters at their soccer and basketball games. She and Alex moved to their home in Bright’s Grove in 1983, where they enjoyed their lakefront view. In recent years she most enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren and their families. She will be dearly missed.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Friday, March 26, 2021. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must RSVP with a time to attend the visitation: https://signup.com/login/entry/87020461064178022. Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory for those in attendance.
A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The service will be streamed on Zoom by the following link: https://zoom.us/j/94490483385-Meeting ID: 944 9048 3385
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (www.ceehf.ca) or charity of your choice.