Bernadette Mary Chafe (nee Wade)

February 14, 1953 to May 19, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Bernadette Mary Chafe (nee Wade) on May 19th 2023 at the age of 70.

Predeceased by husband Wayne, her parents Martin and Theresa, brothers Martin and Brendan. Bernadette is also predeceased by her twin sister Madonna in 1953.

Leaving to mourn are her two daughters and their husbands; Madonna (Bob Whelan) and Jill (Mark Evely); and her four precious grandchildren, Devin, Jenna, Isla and Kian. Bernadette is also survived by her sister Marie Linehan (Jim, deceased); her brother Harold Wade (Jane); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Cremation has taken place.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Agnes Pratt home, especially to those on Stella Burry Place for their care during Bernadette’s time there and their compassion shown to her and her family during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mom’s memory to the Agnes Pratt Foundation or the SPCA.

Celebration of Life and Inurnment details in early June will be announced at a later date.

We ask that you remember our Mom over the coming days by having a cookie, a square or a piece of cake. She loved sweets – especially if they were homemade.



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Our condolences on the passing of your mom we were good friends growing up

We’ve had the pleasure of spending some time over the past year with Bernadette when mom was placed at Agnes Pratt. She was a lovely lady. Thinking of you all..
– The Somerton Family

Donna and Jill sincere condolences on your moms passing. Thinking about all of you..

My sincere condolences on your mother’s passing. May you and your family remember the good moments with her and draw comfort from them.
Judith Laurentius

So very sorry for your loss. In your mom’s honour Tim and I will be indulging in a Bidgood’s cinnamon bun with a cream cheese icing.
Tim & Lynda

Sorry or your loss

Sorry or your loss