Berneyce Allene Carlyle
Berneyce Carlyle (nee Dillabough) passed away suddenly on Tues., Dec. 15, 2009 at her home in Chesterville.
She was a life-long resident of Morewood and Chesterville. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald (Peter) Carlyle, and the dear sister of Doonie of Burlington. She is lovingly remembered by nephews Brent (Cara) and Craig. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Jim Carlyle of Brockville, and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Berneyce commuted for over 20 years to Ottawa from her home near Morewood to the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation where she was employed as an executive assistant. She was a life member of the Presbyterian Church and was involved in many church and community activities. She was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, and the Ladies Auxiliary, and volunteered for the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as for the Women’s Institute.
Music played an important role in her life, and she played the piano and sang in the choir. Berneyce enjoyed travelling, camping, knitting, reading, and participating in many charitable organizations. She was active into late middle age until arthritis forced her to curtail her activities. She remained a dedicated reader and an enthusiast of crossword puzzles.
She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
In keeping with her wishes, a private graveside service was held on Dec. 18, 2009 at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester.