Bernardine (Berni)’s Story

Site created on May 4, 2020

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   So the story goes something like this...Damn pancreatic cancer has struck again. I waited a bit before letting people in my world know what's happening to me.  After a 2-week hospital stay, I have returned home.  I wasn't sure how best to handle this, so now I've just decided to do it my way on my terms. 

   Not looking for sympathy...don't need it.  I have determined I have the easy part in all this.  Just want to send my love to all.  I am not a great communicator, but I thank you for your kind thoughts and good Juju! 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Deb Douglas

From Vicki Bliss
Today marks 12 weeks, three months, since my beloved sister Bernardine Riley left this world. It's still hard to believe she's not with us. But, we are finally going to celebrate her life with the same kind of joy she brought to her family and friends. Music, song, and dance will be the program for Berni's Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 23, at Gladstone Theatre in the Park Shelter House at 5:00 PM, Oak Grove Park, Gladstone, Missouri. We invite all in the area who knew and loved her to come help us celebrate by sharing memories and stories. She’ll love it! Remember to bring your lawn chairs. Light refreshments will be served.
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