Bernice Klompas followed Nicholas Klompas in death on December 13, 2012 at 3 PM, exactly one month after Nicholas died and on the date of what would have been Nicholas’ 88th birthday.
Bernice mourned the loss of her husband of over sixty two years, and that mourning accelerated her own challenges with lung cancer.
Bernice was born on August 3, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario to William Edward and Ruby Webb Humphreys. She went to Humberside Collegiate where she left to work with Imperial Oil, programming IBM computers and scheduling tank cars across Canada in WWII and beyond. She then travelled side by side with Nicholas through life, making homes and going as far as Turkey, Morroco and Costa Rica with him.
She is survived by three children, Paul, Kathy and Mark, who miss their beloved mother.
Preliminary plans are to celebrate her life at the 4 PM Eucharist on December 15 at St Luke’s On The Hill, Mechanicville NY.
I was blessed to see two shooting stars tonight in the moonless but clear night sky. Brief but unmistakable. She will be missed.