It is with great sadness that the family of Bernice Mabel Cain announce her passing in Thunder Bay on October 26, 2021, at the age of 86.

Bernice was born in Fort Frances on March 14, 1935. She was one of five daughters of Elva and Maclennan Gadd.

Bernice was predeceased by her parents; husband Melvin Cain; sisters Glenda Scott and Maxine Inkster; as well as parents-in-law Albert and Edna Cain; sisters-in-law Thelma Lindsell, Lucille Krishka; and brothers-in-laws George Scott, Jim Inkster, Mel Lidsell, John Krishka, Allan Gustafson, Lyle Cain and Les Cain.

Bernice raised three boys in Atikokan. She is survived by her three sons Douglas, Bradley (Abigail Abando) and Steven; her sisters Colleen Gustafson, Sandra (Doug) Judson; and sisters-in-law Barbara and Lorraine Cain. Also surviving are grandchildren Jason Cain, Joanna (Matthew) Bruneau, Crystal (Patrick) Leblond and Amanda and Lauren Cain; and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Isabella Cain, Annelise and Amelia Bruneau, Hudson and Jasper Leblond; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

After the death of her husband, Bernice worked at Atikokan Central Plumbing & Heating, Steep Rock Iron Mines and Sun Life Assurance. After moving to Thunder Bay she worked at Confederation College, Ontario Ministry of Housing, Port Arthur Ship Building as well as a Mary Kay representative.

Bernice was a leader for the C.G.I.T. (Canadian Girls in Training) and Hi-C groups and was “Akela” to a Wolf Cub Pack.