Amelia Marie Georgina (Sister M. Bernice SCJ) Etue

Female 1892 - 1982  (89 years)


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  • Name Amelia Marie Georgina (Sister M. Bernice SCJ) Etue 
    Born 4 Nov 1892  Stephen Township, Huron County, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jun 1982  Mount St. Joseph, Ignatia Infirmary, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 02 Jul 1982  Sisters of St Joseph plot, St. Peter's Cemetery, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1466  Default
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 

    Father Alexander Etue,   b. 12 Dec 1866, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1943, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Amelia Emelie Geromette,   b. 9 Apr 1868, Ste Theresa, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1943, St. Joseph, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1889  Grand Bend, Lambton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1982 - Mount St. Joseph, Ignatia Infirmary, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clarissa Etue (18 yrs) 1891-1969 and Georgina Etue (17 yrs)1892-1982
    Clarissa Etue (18 yrs) 1891-1969 and Georgina Etue (17 yrs)1892-1982
    Clarissa married John Smith and they had 9 children.
    Georgina entered the Convent and became Sister M. Bernice RN in the order of Sister of St. Joseph (SCJ) working in the Nursing profession at various hospitals.
    Emelie Geromette, Sister M. Bernice SCJ and Alexander Etue
    Emelie Geromette, Sister M. Bernice SCJ and Alexander Etue
    taken on occasion of Sister Bernice's visiting her parents on the farm.
    Peter Alexander Etue, Nola Etue, Mary Ann (Etue)Nieman, Sister M. Bernice SCJ, Rose (Etue)Messerschmidt, Blanche (Etue)Adams and Anthony Etue
    Peter Alexander Etue, Nola Etue, Mary Ann (Etue)Nieman, Sister M. Bernice SCJ, Rose (Etue)Messerschmidt, Blanche (Etue)Adams and Anthony Etue
    on the occasion of Sister Bernice SCJ Golden Anniversary (50 years) in 1971 with her brothers and sisters.
    Sister Bernice celebrated her Diamond Anniversary (60 years)in 1981 and Sister passed away in 30 Jun 1982 at St. Joseph's Motherhouse in London, Ontario.

    Documents
    Birth Document Georgina Etue (Sister M. Bernice SCJ)04 Nov 1892
    Birth Document Georgina Etue (Sister M. Bernice SCJ)04 Nov 1892

    Headstones
    Sister Marie Bernice CSJ, RN, 
(nee  Amelia Marie Georgina Etue) 4 Nov 1892 - 30 Jun 1982
    Sister Marie Bernice CSJ, RN, (nee Amelia Marie Georgina Etue) 4 Nov 1892 - 30 Jun 1982
    headstone located in St. Peter's RC Cemetery in London, Ontario, Canada.
    CSJ Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
    RN Registered Nurse.

  • Notes 
    • Amelia Marie Georgina Etue born 4 Nov 1892 Stephen Township, Huron County Registration # CN 501954 digital folder 4656931.
      Georgina joined the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph(CSJ) and took the religious name of Sister Mary Bernice CSJ on 10 Jul 1921. Sister Bernice was a Registered Nurse (RN) by profession. Sister Bernice lead a caring life as a Sister of St Joseph and a Registered Nurse. She worked in different St Joseph's Hospitals, e.g. Chatham and and London. Sister Bernice celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years)as a Sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ) in 1946. In her latter years she resided at St. Joseph's Motherhouse in London. On her Golden Jubilee (50 years)in 1971, Sister Bernice enjoyed the company of her brothers and sisters; Rose, Blanche, Mary Ann, Peter, Anthony and Nola at Mount St Joseph Motherhouse in London. In 1981 Sister Bernice celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years).

      Her Obituary read: Sister M. Bernice Etue. At Mount St. Joseph Ignatia Infirmary on Wednesday 30 June, 1982, Sister Bernice Etue, of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the 62nd year of religious life. Dear daughter of the late Alexander Etue and Amelle (sp-Emelie) Geromette. Dear sister of Anthony Etue, of London, Miss Nola Etue, of Windsor, Peter Etue, Mrs Theresa Gokey, Mrs Blanche (John) Adams, Mrs Mary Ann (Clarence) Nieman, all of Michigan. Predeceased by brother Joseph (Frederick) and sisters Marie Exelia, Marie Clarissa, Maria Rose and Marie Christine. Resting at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, Richmond Street North, London. Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Chapel on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Internment in St. Peter's Cemetery on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Hinnegan & O'Neil Funeral Directors.
    • Sister Bernice Etue CSJ
      Marie Georgina (Bernice) was born on November 4, 1892.  She was the daughter of Alexander Etue and Amelia Geromette.  
      her Siblings were:  Marie Exelia, Marie Clarisse, Joseph Frederick, Marie Rose Ann, Marie Christine, Blanche, Mary Ann, Peter Alexander, Theresa, Anthony Maurice, and Nola.  They lived on a farm near Drysdale.
      Marie trained as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chatham, Ontario, graduating in 1916.  After graduation she worked in Dr. J. Rutherford;s office in Chatham for four years and assisted him in the operating room at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chatham.
      She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of London at Sacred Heart Convent and on January 3, 1921 she received the habit and was given the religious name, Sister M. Bernice.  Sister professed first vows on January 3, 1923 and final vows on August 16, 1926 in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, London.  She became a registered nurse in 1923 and was assigned to Mount St. Joseph Orphanage, then to the convent in Kingsbridge and to Our Lady of the Convent in Windsor, Ontario.
      Between 1930 and 1967 Sister Bernice was assigned to the Community's hospitals in London, Chatham and Sarnia often working as night supervisor.  Sister also spent three years at St. Joseph's Manor in Windsor where she cared for the orphaned children.  In 1965 Sister Bernice was appointed night nurse in the infirmary at Mount St. Joseph, London and in 1969 she became a resident there.
      Sister was known during her life of service for her generosity towards all with whom she worked.  In her early years she loved gardening and was remembered as being innovative in her work.  Sister Bernice Etue died in the infirmary on June 30, 1982.



    • LKA Sister M. Bernice spent her last years at Mount St. Joseph Motherjhouse, Richmond Street North, London, Ontario. (1981)