RATHBURN, Bernice – It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom, Bernice Patricia Rathburn, in her 98th year, formerly of Upper Kingsclear. Born on May 19th, 1923 in St. Stephen, NB, she was the daughter of Albert and Bernadette (Taylor) O’Brien.

  Bernice spent many years as a loving and supportive wife and mother. Prior to caring for her family, she worked at Ganongs candy factory and at the Woolen Mill.

  Bernice will be greatly missed by her children, Paul, Pete (Joyce), Patricia, Sue (Eroll), Joe (Dawn), Dave (Ruth); much loved grandchildren, Blake, Ryan and Kayla, along with  great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; sisters, Evelyn Williams (Don), Connie Harvey (Leon).

  Bernice is predeceased by her husband, Lorne Windfield Rathburn; sisters, Hilda Hammett, Eileen Gallagher, and Maxine Gallagher.

  A private visitation will take place at McAdam’s Funeral Home (160 York Street, Fredericton) with a burial at Hermitage Catholic Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jobs Unlimited, who provided wheelchair transportation for our mom to medical appointments, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.mcadamsfh.com