Bernice (Bunny) Eleanor Pearce
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bunny. She died peacefully September 6, 2022 in her 89th year and spent her last days with family and dear friends
Bunny was predeceased by her husband Lyle in 2005. She was the cherished mother of Scott (Lubbock, Texas), Craig (Los Angeles, California) and Lee (North Vancouver, B.C.). A loving grandmother to Jessica, James, Billy, Kelly, Holly, Jamie, Colton, (Preston and Joey, both deceased).
Born in Regina, Bunny was the only child of Melvin and Millie Leppington and spent her youth in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. Her gift for music was apparent at a very young age and recognizing her talent, her mother would drive her many miles to Regina for piano lessons.
The Pearce family moved to Vancouver in 1975. Bunny soon became a well known and much in demand piano and voice teacher on the North Shore. She was a positive force in the lives of her many students and they excelled in competitions both locally and provincially. Bunny took great joy in her student’s successes and many have gone on to professional careers in the arts.
We were very proud when Bunny won the Royal Conservatory of Music ‘Teacher of the Year’ award in 2011.
The Pearce family would like to express their gratitude to the Woodworth family for the care Bunny received at the West Vancouver Care Centre and to Creekstone Care Centre, North Vancouver.
Bunny will be forever remembered by her family and many friends for her love, generosity, warmth and all the cookie treats at lessons.
Please join us in remembering Bunny’s wonderful life October 16, 2022, 2 P.M. at the Pinnacle Hotel, North Vancouver, B.C. Reception to follow. All are welcome.