Bertha Aneta BARBER


Bertha Aneta Barber passed away March 23, 2005 in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 91 years. She was born May 16, 1913 on the family homestead in Ryder Lake.

She is survived by her son, Wes (Colleen), Ryder Lake; daughter, Eleanor (Graeme) Reid, Lyman, WA, and twin daughter, Bea (Phil) Mazurenko, Ryder Lake. Bertha is survived by eight grandchildren, Fred (Kay) Gentry, Kathy (Richard) Watson, Rob (Maureen) Mazurenko, Perry (Wendy) Mazurenko, Bill (Lisa) Barber, Sheri (Ray) Benson, Shawn (Brandy) Reid, Jodi (Steve) Brown and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Verla Farr and brother, Bill (Hazel) Walters.

Bertha was predeceased by her husband Fred; twin daughter, Bev Gentry; great-grandson, Brett Mazurenko; sister- and brother-in-law, Ethel and Ben Donald; nephew, Gordon Donald and brother-in-law, Fred Farr.

Bertha was a dedicated mother, grandmother and a beloved aunt to Lynda, Art, Ethel and Pat. She was a devoted Woman’s Institute member since 1940. Bertha was involved in making Ryder Lake a special community, where she resided for 90 years. She was a quilter and for many years, helped with the needlework section in the Chilliwack Exhibition.

Her motto was “If there is work to be done, get at it.”

Mom has left us with a legacy and was a mentor to her family.

The family give special thanks to Dr. John Campbell, McIntosh Lodge staff, Johanne Neufeld and Lynda Fraser.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Please email, or call (604)-858-4511 for more information.

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