Bernice was born in Elkpoint, Alberta to Lloyd and Agnes Dahl. She had three sisters, Myrtle, Jean and Betty, as well as one brother, Albert.
As a young woman, Bernice married Robert (Bob) Fitch who had his own young daughter, Caroline. Bernice was also mother to two sons, David & Lefty Fitch.
While married to Bob, she lived in many places in BC, doing restaurant work, and helping him operate his small sawmills. In her later years, Bernice put herself through training and became an Esthetician, and Electrolysist. Bernice and her sister Jean owned and operated “The Kelly Institute” in Prince George, BC in the 1980’s. This was a school which taught modelling and skin care. As the years passed Bernice operated clinics in the many places she lived, including Whitehorse.
On Jan 24, 1987 Bernice married Raymond Allen. They lived in Powell River, BC and eventually ended up in Pincher Creek, AB where they resided until June 2011. It was at this time, her health was failing and they returned to BC. Since that time they have been living in Houston where they could have help from family. Sadly, after a lengthy battle with cancer, Bernice passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 12, 2012 at Houston Residential Care. She will always be remembered for her love of music, her outgoing personality, hospitality and her bright smile.
Bernice will be missed by those who knew her and loved her.