Bernice I Smith (Bignell)

1938 - 2017

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1938 - 2017
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The obituary of Bernice I Smith (Bignell). Cemetery: Saint John's Presbyterian/Belfast Memorial Cemetery, Location: Lot 58, Belfast, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Birth: 1938, Death: 2017.

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Bernice I Smith (Bignell)

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Married: 31 Aug 1963
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Saint John's Presbyterian/Belfast Memorial Cemetery

2502-2794 Garfield Road
Lot 58, Belfast, Kings, Prince Edward Island
Canada

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Bernice "Irene" Smith

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.

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1938 - 2017

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1938
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was born in 1938
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 7 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 15 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 25 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 35 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 51 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 53 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) was 65 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
Bernice I Smith (Bignell) died in 2017 at the age of 79

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