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Bernice Rocheleau

1938 - 2020

Bernice Rocheleau age 81 of Charlevoix passed away peacefully at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey on September 13, 2020.

She was born September 30, 1938 in Codnor, Derbyshire, England to Fred and Constance (Hull) Henson.

Bernice lead an exciting and fulfilling life. After leaving Heanor Grammar School in 1956 Bernice traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe get her education and work experience wherever she was at the time. She worked as a trainee chemist at British Celanes in Derby, England, DeHavilland Missile Analysis in Hatfield, England, taught Middle School in England, NATO preschool in Izmir, Turkey, owned and taught preschool at “Tinkerbells Kiddie Academy”, and Bishop Baraga Kindergarten in Cheboygan, Michigan, as well as being an adjunct professor at North Central College in Petoskey, Michigan. Her final career was as a caring psychotherapist in Cheboygan, Michigan. She met Kenneth Dale Rocheleau in Moscow, USSR in 1967 and the couple was married in 1969 in Mildenhall, England. Their two children were born in Berlin, Germany. Bernice grew to love her husband’s home town of Cheboygan and became an American Citizen in 1996. Her education includes two master’s degrees in Psychology and a PhD in Holistic Nutrition. Bernice and Ken moved from Cheboygan to Charlevoix in 2014 in order to enjoy their granddaughters’ activities.
She leaves behind a caring, loving husband and friend, Ken; two children, Nicholas and his wife, Christie, and Sarah and her husband, Derek; two beautiful granddaughters, Lily Moon Woodgate and Abigail Elizabeth Rocheleau with whom she spent many wonderful hours; and Max, a faithful and loving dog.

Bernice also leaves behind her brother, Aleck Roy Henson and his wife, Ann; and one sister, Josephine Parry and her husband, Colin, all residing in England; also, several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law both in the States and England.

Cremation has taken place; private inurnment took place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Cheboygan.

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