Bernice Crawford

Obituary of Bernice Mary Crawford

Bernice Crawford, 83, of Mont Nebo, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on March 13, 2022, surrounded by her family.  Bernice was born to Charles and Mary Unyi, on August 2, 1938.  She was the eldest of 4 siblings raised on a homestead northwest of Leask, Saskatchewan.  She attended school in the Leask area.  She married Donald Crawford on December 18, 1959, and were married for 53 years until his passing in 2012.  They raised seven children, 4 daughters and 3 sons on their homestead in Mont Nebo, Saskatchewan.

Bernice loved to be surrounded by people and spend her time gardening.  Summer found her shoulder-deep in her raspberry patch, tending to 30-pound cabbage plants, and a truck box full of potatoes.  When she wasn’t in the garden, you could find Bernice in the farmhouse baking and cooking for her children, grandchildren, and anyone else that showed up.  Bernice was known for her homemade bread, buns, poppyseed roll, retes, raised donuts, Hungarian desserts to name a few.  Everyone had a seat at the table.  Over a lifetime, Bernice perfected the art of preserving fruits, vegetables, and fish.  She was known for her jellies, and syrups that were harvested from the land.

When the snow covered the ground, Bernice kept busy at her sewing machine, with her knitting needles, paintbrush, hammer, or crochet hook.  Every piece she created, whether it was a quilt, slippers, mitts, or yard ornament, came from the heart.

She is survived by her son Bernal Crawford of Mont Nebo and his children Drew(Chantel), Stacey(Cameron) and their son Barrett, Pierce(Kelsey) and Tyson(Janaya); her daughter Dawn Crawford (Robin Prutton) of La Ronge and their children Christopher(Andrea) and their daughter Alyssa, Crystal, and Cody and his daughters Linnea and Autumn; her daughter Beverly(Gerald) Breland of Blaine Lake and their children Ashley (Chad) and their son Brixton, Amanda(Christian) and their children Gabriel and Madilynn, and Jeromy; her son Dwayne(Rita) Crawford of Kerrobert and their children Durrell and D.J.; her daughter Darlene Crawford Kitscoty and her daughter Dana(Dylan) and their children Dalton, Davina, and Deacon; her daughter Barbara Crawford of Delisle and her children Mason and Chase(Frankie); her son Darcy(Stacey) Crawford of Major; her brother Victor Unyi(Celia); her sister Marjorie Kreese; her brother Vern Unyi, as well as numerous other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bernice’s memory may be directed to the Shellbrook and District Health Services Foundation, Box 33 Shellbrook SK. S0J 2E0 or Canadian Cancer Society.

Funeral Service for Bernice will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 10:30 AM at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Shellbrook followed by lunch at the Shellbrook Pentacostal Assembly followed by a private family interment.


Friends and family wishing to send online condolences may visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Lynn Anderson, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.

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10:30 am
Friday, March 25, 2022
St. Andrew's Anglican Church
102 2nd Ave East
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
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