Pettit, Bernice Carol (nee Rodd)

1931 ~ 2021

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: Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory for those in attendance.

Funeral Service
A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The service will be streamed on Zoom by the following link: ID: 944 9048 3385

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation ( or charity of your choice.

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  1. We are very sorry to hear the news of Bernice passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alex, Chris, Steve and families. Bernice was a very friendly, kind, peaceable lady, always smiling. We have great memories of our times together. She truly will be missed.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Bernices’ passing. My sincere condolences to Alex, Chris, Steve and families, as well as other friends of Bernice and Alex. Bernice will be missed by all. Her loving, gracious personality was to be bestowed. Always so pleasant, warm, friendly and smiling. A very sweet person, appreciated by all.

  3. My deepest condolences to Alex, Chris, Steve and families. Aunt Bernice was a gracious, warm woman who left a deep impression on everyone she met. Her presence in the room made it brighter. We will miss her dearly but grateful she was in our lives. Sending love to you all.

  4. Dear Alex, Steve and Helen, Ted, Chris and Bekkie, Chelsee, Kierstynn, Ashleigh

    So many lovely memories. We enjoyed being with her and you Alex on so many occasions and now they are treasured memories. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  5. Alex and Families:
    I’m so sorry to read of your loss and sorrow.
    Memories are a wonderful treasure.
    My prayers and blessings for strength and faith at this difficult time.
    My Deepest Condolences.
    Doris Braekevelt.
    Bernice and I go way back when we shared the same seat on the BlueWater school bus enroute to SCITS. We never forgot those days.

  6. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies for this very sad loss. Aunt Bernice was always caring, kind, and giving to everyone, and lifted spirits with her happy smiles. We are thinking of you all, and send our sincere condolences to Uncle Alex, Steve and family, and Chris and family.
    With love – Joel, Siew, and Jocelyn

  7. So sorry to hear of the passing of Bernice. Covid restrictions certainly add to the ability to support our families in the way we are accustomed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    Brian & Jane Racher

  8. My sympathies to the Pettit family! I remember her as a kind and loving person! Sorry for your loss!

  9. So sorry for your loss. Thanks for letting me know. Haven.t seen her and Alex for a long time. It looks like she lived a long and productive life.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Bernice was a gentle sole, great lady and a joy. Condolences 💐 Steve, Chris, Uncle Alex & family’s. 😢

  11. Condolences from my family to yours. May you find comfort in the happy memories you shared together. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. So very sorry to hear the news of Bernice’s passing she was such a lovely gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers to Alex, Chris and the whole family.

  13. Thank you Chris for letting me know. I am saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers to your family.