BERNHARDT, Mary (nee Reeves)
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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary announces her passing on November 25, 2019 in her 78th year. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Frank. Beloved mother to her daughters, Christa (Jeff) and Nicole (David). Cherished Nana to Nyla and Liam, her pride and joy. She will be missed by her sisters, Jackie (John), Nancy (Bill), Anne Marie; her brother Darryl and their families. She will be remembered and missed by her many nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by her mother Gertrude Reeves (nee Daly), father Arthur Reeves and brother Paul Reeves. Born in Hamilton in 1942, Mary graduated from the Hamilton Civic School of Nursing in 1964. She worked on the Labour and Delivery Ward at the Henderson Hospital for many years and retired from the McMaster Children's Hospital. Mary was known for her compassionate bedside manner and commitment to her patients' care. After retirement, she discovered a new passion for painting and enjoyed classes with her teacher and friend, Nancy Ruttan. Mary was devoted to looking after her family, especially her husband and love of her life, Frank. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 am on Thursday, November 28 at MILLER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 28 Caithness St. E., Caledonia. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at ICU South in the Hamilton General Hospital for their care and compassion during this difficult time (especially Foxy and Jane).