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Obituary for Bernice Elizabeth MONCUR (Bechtel)

MONCUR, Bernice Elizabeth, 93, of Tavistock, passed away peacefully with family by her side at PeopleCare Tavistock on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

She was born at Manheim on October 25, 1929, a daughter of the late Edon S. and Maryetta (Rudy) Bechtel.
She was an avid swimmer, having competed in a triathlon in her 70’s and was an accomplished quilter.

Bernice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bruce McKay; six granddaughters, Kayla Shantz (Jason), Julie Neumeister (Dan), Lisa Mealand (Zachary), Michelle McKay-Herlick (Daryl), Rebecca McBride (Michael), Courtney McKay (Keenan Gould); thirteen great grandchildren, Alexis, Zoey, Jorja Shantz; Carson and Rylee Neumeister; Bo, Jolene, Jed and “unborn” Herlick; Rory, Fionn, Declan, Brackley-Ann McBride; John Gould; her sister, Florence Moncur (Don deceased).

She was predeceased by brothers, Elmer, Clayton and Willard; sisters, Mabel, Vera, Verna and Beatrice.

Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N, Tavistock on Thursday, May 25,2023 from 1-2:30pm. where a private service will be held at 3:00pm. The Rev. Mary Boland will officiate. Interment in McTavish Cemetery.

Donations to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home, Tavistock by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at