STRON, Bertha Lily (Nee Reid)
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July 12, 1916 - December 23, 2012
Born to Hugh and Janet Reid in the CPR town of Notch Hill, BC. Moved to Vancouver in 1937 with two of her sisters to find work. She worked for the Bay and Janzens then McColls Peanut Butter for 28 years until they closed the doors. She then became a home care worker for many years until she retired at age 83 to move closer to her daughter and son-in-law in Surrey. She was a hard worker all her life and loved to garden. Mom passed away quietly at Guildford Seniors Village where she was expertly and compassionately cared for by her nurses and care aides. She is survived by her daughter Juanita Gressel who will sadly miss her, 3 nephews Dan Parker, Ken McDowell and Hugh Reid along with a few great and great-great nephews. She is predeceased by her three sisters Jean, Ettean, Vera and her brother Bill. A Graveside Service will be held, Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bertha's name to a charity of your choice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 27, 2012