At the Dr. John M. Gillis Memorial Lodge on February 17, 2017 the passing of Bernice “Irene” Smith, age 78, beloved wife of the late George Smith occurred. Born in Verdun Quebec on July 23, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Gladys (Spicer) Bignell. Bernice is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth, Toronto, Patricia, Sarnia, Beverly, Montreal and Donna of Toronto; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother George. Bernice was a lady with many skills, she and her late husband had a blueberry farm in Mount Vernon, she had a small business doing jams and jellies, a career in nursing, she taught school, was a research assistant, an amateur meteorologist and a family geneologist, besides this she enjoyed writing and drawing cartoons. Resting at Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home with visiting on Thursday, February 23rd from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service to take place in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 24th at 2p.m. Interment to take place in the spring.