I was my great privilege to work closely with Bert daily in the FCCI office for seven years. I have known few other men of such substance and stature. I was with him in many situations, most very enjoyable but some not. His engaging smile, twinkling eye and wonderful laughter was unfailing. Genuine love, humility and a profound sense of humor always characterized this faithful man of God. I have missed seeing him, thinking of him and praying for him often these past 22 years and, like everyone who knew Bert well, I will always love him. I have no doubt he is enjoying a grand reception into The Father's house.