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RoseAnn Priscilla Bercier

May 2, 1961 - Dec 26, 2023


Friday, January 26, 2024
2:00 pm
Sylvan Lake Funeral Home - 5019 47A Ave., Sylvan Lake, AB


A Reception will follow at the Sylvan Lake Legion, Branch 212 - 4916 50 Ave., Sylvan Lake, AB


It is with profound sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of RoseAnn Priscilla Bercier on December 26, 2023. She was surrounded by close family and cherished loved ones as she journeyed peacefully into the spirit world.

RoseAnn will forever be remembered by her devoted children Candace Lane (Joe Kleinsasser), Sabrina Lane and granddaughter Mercedez Kleinsasser.

RoseAnn is lovingly survived by her adopted family: father Lawrence Pitcairn; sisters Laura Pitcairn, Nancy Pitcairn (Bryan); brother Blair Pitcairn; 2 nephews. And her biological family: sisters Lila (Louis Tellier), Corita (Henri Vachon); brothers Randy Bercier, Wayne Tucker, Wilfred Bercier; 22 nieces and nephews.

RoseAnn was predeceased by her adopted mother, Joan Pitcairn. And her biological family: father Laurent Bercier; mother Lucille Benio; stepfather Michael Benio Jr.; sisters Caroline Brideau; Rona McLeod; brother Harland Bercier.

On May 2, 1961, in Roblin, Manitoba, RoseAnn was born the 4th child of 9. At a very early age, her hearing impairment was detected. When she was 6 years old, RoseAnn started school at the Winnipeg School for the Deaf. Joan and Lawrence Pitcairn, who were school teachers working there at the time, lovingly accepted to care for her during her school years. When RoseAnn was about 10 years of age, they legally adopted her. She was blessed to have 2 families who loved her so dearly that they called her their own. When RoseAnn was 15 years old, she moved to Alberta to reunite with her bio family. When she was in her 20's, she became a mom to 2 beautiful daughters, Candace and Sabrina. They were pride and joy! When her granddaughter Mercedez was born, she became the centre of RoseAnn's world. She loved her role as grandma, playing with Mercedez, helping with her day to day care and doing so many fun activities with her granddaughter. RoseAnn also loved animals and totally adored their fur baby family, Trixie and Lalu.

RoseAnn can always be remembered by her beautiful, large, stunning brown eyes, her infectious smile and contagious laugh. She was always up for a practical joke or a play on words in sign language. She enjoyed music, loved to dance up a storm and perform live on stage. Taking part in live amateur music performances gave her such purpose. She proudly shared her language by signing the words of the songs as they were sung and taking time to show the audience how to say a few words in sign language. RoseAnn enjoyed spending time with family, basking in the sun, taking strolls to the park in her scooter, spending time at the lake, as well as going on vacations with her family.

RoseAnn was also a believer. She had a very close relationship with angels, Jesus Christ and our Lord, God, and Creator. In hindsight, we believe that RoseAnn was being summoned home on December 25. So on December 26 at 11:11, we let her go into God’s hands. As she made her final journey home, we asked for a band of angels to surround her and protect her, our ancestors to welcome her and all of them to guide her safely across into the spirit world.

Our final wishes for you, dearest Rose, are eternal peace, that your pain is forever gone and that wherever you are, you are both loved and surrounded with love. We love you and miss you and look forward to the day that we meet again.

The family wishes to extend their warmest appreciation to the ambulance attendants, doctors, nurses, and technical medical staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for the excellent care given to RoseAnn during her short stay.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.


Susan Johnston:

Beautiful Rose with that bright smile and sense of humor. I am sorry to hear of your passing my friend and will miss you dearly. I have fond memories filled with joy and laughter during our younger days in Wpg. And your quirky pets-a snake, really? My deepest sympathy to Sabrina and Candace, along with the Pitcairn and Bercier families during this difficult time.

Melissa and Tim:

Sending our condolences to everyone thinking for you at this time.

Joanne and Barry Craig:

Our condolences to Sabrina and Candace, and to everyone in Rose's bio and adopted families. We've known and enjoyed Rose since she first came to stay with Joan and Lawrence as a little girl. Peace to all of you.

David and lynne Reader :

Sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our condolences to all the family. We met Rose through Kellly one day in Lloydminster she left quite an impression on us. So very outgoing and beautiful. She sang with her sisters and signed the words at Kelly and Darren's wedding . RIP Rose.

Danielle Ciesielski:

I had the honour of meeting Rose many years ago. She had a contagious smile and amazing sense of humour. Her spirit shines through her daughters today and I know she will continue to watch down on them.
My sincere condolences for your loss.

Loesha Chase/Sheena Irwin:

I will forever remember her warm embrace and smile. Always allowing me to spend the night at her house for sleepovers. Truly a loving and kindhearted spirit. My deepest sympathies go to her beautiful, strong daughters Sabrina and Candace. My deepest sympathies to family and friends who loved her dearly. I pray God gives you all the strength to find comfort in this time of sadness. Celebrate her joy, peace, the impact she leaves behind on your hearts. I love you and I am continuously praying for healing.

Dalene Brewer :

I send my condolences thoughts and prayers to you she was an amazing person and trying to learn sign language was hard when I first met her. She is now at peace and not suffering she with her family she will be sadly missed by everyone

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