Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Sister Bernita "Helen" McTavish

Female 1914 - 2012  (98 years)


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  • Name Bernita "Helen" McTavish 
    Prefix Sister 
    Born 1914  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-301493 
    Died 4 May 2012  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Peter's Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I301493  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father Alexander McTavish,   b. 16 Apr 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1945  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Catherine "Kate" Birmingham,   b. May 1880, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1904  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F162333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • McTAVISH, Sister Bernita (Helen) Of the Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London died peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in her 98th year of life and 73rd year of religious profession. Sister is lovingly remembered by all her Sisters in community, her nieces Sharon, Heather, Mary, and nephews Kurt, Brian, Bob and Ronnie. Predeceased by her parents Alexander McTavish and Catherine Birmingham, brothers Joseph, Edgar, Alex Jr., Gordon, and sisters Ethel, Sr. Vivian CSJ, Gladys, and Dorothy. Sister Bernita is deeply missed by her great-niece Sarah, and good friend Pat Casey. Trained as an X-Ray technician Sr. Bernita served in three of our congregational hospitals: St. Joseph Hospital Chatham, St. Joseph Hospital Sarnia, and St. Joseph Hospital London. Pastoral Care at St. Mary's Hospital, London, and Volunteer Services at St. Joseph's Hospital, Chatham filled her final days prior to retiring to Mount St. Joseph. Her daily rhythm of prayer and her great love of beauty and art brought peace and harmony to her final days. All services will be held at St. Joseph Chapel at the residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 485 Windermere Rd., London. Visitors are welcome from 2: 00 - 4: 00 and 6: 00 - 8: 00 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2012. Evening prayer will be prayed at 6: 30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 8, at 11: 00 a.m., Rev. John Pirt presiding. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery on Wednesday morning. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

      Waterloo Region Record 4 May 2012

  • Sources 
    1. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub Dist 8 Page 2.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1914 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 2012 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Peter's Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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