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Gerhardt; Bertha Catherine

Posted By Obits On July 28, 2015 @ 8:55 am In Obituaries | 50 Comments


GERHARDT – Bertha C., 86, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in Surf Lodge, Lockeport on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Born in Cornwall, ON., she was a daughter of the late Albert and Lorna (Goudie) Doull.
Bertha worked as a nurse’s aide in Ontario prior to moving to Liverpool in 1962 where she worked at the former K&W Bookbinding Limited and Lanes’ Motel. She was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church and an organist for over 45 years, a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Mersey Branch #038, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool and was a former member of The Winds of Change Theatre Group. She enjoyed knitting, music, crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her daughters Anne (John) Chisholm of New Glasgow; Alta Mason of Liverpool; Susan (Garlent) Oickle of Port Medway; Eunice (Monty) Gale of Toronto; Christine Taillon of Kingston; a step daughter Sherri (Ted) Roy of Stellarton; her son Hugh (Shirley) Taillon of Smith’s Cove; three grandsons, a step granddaughter and a step grandson and several great grandchildren; sisters Dawn Levac of Cornwall, ON; Ellen (Eric) Johnstone of Etobicoke, ON.
She was predeceased by her husband Victor; sons George and Patrick Taillon and her son in law Joe Mason.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel and funeral service will be Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations may be made to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from April Moreau-Whynot on July 28th, 2015 9:34 am

Alta ,Susan and the rest of Bertha’s family ,
Sending you all my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mom , grandmother, great grandmother, sister , aunt and friend. May you all find comfort in your memories.

Condolence from Reg & Carole Thompson on July 28th, 2015 9:45 am

Susan,Alta & family…Although it’s been many years since we lived in Liverpool, we remember Bertha so well. She always took the time to chat with us & & she had a smile for everyone. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Mother.
Reg & Carole Thompson

Condolence from David Whynot on July 28th, 2015 10:21 am

I am very sorry to hear of Bertha,s passing remember all the good time we all have and we will all miss her she is now flying with the Angels playing and singing along the music R I P Bertha

Condolence from Peggy and Richard Hatt on July 28th, 2015 10:26 am

To Bertha’s family
Richard and I would like so express out deepest sympathies to all of you
When I was a girl and you all moved here ,your Mom sold a great product called Studio Girl which after trying it ,we continued to use it .
..I’ve always loved meeting up with Bertha , we always had such good chats .When my daughter Kelly had her first baby ,Bertha knit the baby one her her multi colored sweaters . The second little girl is wearing it now ! Your Mom will missed enormously by you and all who had the privilege of knowing her
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt..

Condolence from Viv Croft on July 28th, 2015 12:07 pm

To Bertha’s family………..Sending my condolences . Bertha was a wonderful woman and now she is free from pain. Take care of one another.

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on July 28th, 2015 12:17 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. Mom (Rita Dagley) and I had visited Bertha when she was in QGH and thanks to Alta, she took Mom to visit Bertha in Surf Lodge in Lockeport. It was a pleasure to have known Bertha, we had so many good conversations over the years. She will be missed. Our sincere condolences.
Susan MacLeod and Rita Dagley.

Condolence from Nancy Whynot on July 28th, 2015 12:35 pm

T o all the friends and family of Bertha, I am sorry for your loss, Bertha was a light in any surrounding, she will be missed by many. many blessings to the family.

Condolence from Sandy Cross on July 28th, 2015 2:03 pm

Alta, Susan, Christina and other family members. It is with great sadness to hear of Bertha’s passing. She was a great lady to talk to and I loved our conversations with her asking about our family and how the two families intertwined. It was always a great history lesson for me. She is with God now and pain free. Rip peace my friend. Our condolences to the Family.
Barry and Sandy Cross, Joan Rhyno

Condolence from STEPHEN PARNELL on July 28th, 2015 3:02 pm

Joann and I were very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Steve and JoAnn Parnell

Condolence from Lannie and Judy Francis on July 28th, 2015 4:00 pm

Lannie and I would like the family to know you are in our thoughts at this sad time. Keep the good memories very close.

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on July 28th, 2015 4:54 pm

To all the Family,
We will miss our neighbor and friend, may she be at peace now.
Thinking of all of you at this sad time, take care.
Love Dennis & Sherri <3

Condolence from Betty & Maurice Whynott on July 28th, 2015 4:56 pm

Deepest sympathy and prayers are with you

Condolence from Helen and David Whynacht on July 28th, 2015 5:01 pm

So sorry Susan and Family, to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will now play the organ in heaven. Sending you hugs, and prayers……..Helen and David

Condolence from Barbara Burns on July 28th, 2015 5:20 pm

Alta and Susan,
I’m sorry to hear about your Mother; my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May memories of happier times help bring you comfort and help you in the difficult days ahead. Mothers are so special and so hard to be without. Take care.

Condolence from Maryann and Scott Rhyno on July 28th, 2015 5:25 pm

To Bertha’s family,
We were very sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. R.I.P. Bertha.

Condolence from Lloyd & Barbara Naugler on July 28th, 2015 5:57 pm

We send our most sincere condolences on the passing of Bertha . She was a lovely woman & will be remembered by all who knew & loved her. .Her family will have memories to keep her forever close to their hearts .

Condolence from Charlene Veinot on July 28th, 2015 6:14 pm

Alta, Susan & Family:

So sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. Cherish all the wonderful memories of her
and hopefully that will help you get through this most difficult time. My thoughts
and prayers are with you all at this time. Take Care.

Condolence from Val Conrad on July 28th, 2015 6:18 pm

Alta and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Helen Wigglesworth on July 28th, 2015 6:39 pm

Susan and Alta:
Please accept my sincere condolences in the
passing of your Mother.

Helen Wigglesworth

Condolence from Allan & Beth LaRocque on July 28th, 2015 6:42 pm

To The Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. She was a great person and she loved to laugh. She will be missed by all.

Condolence from Tim McDonald/ Donnie & Doreen Cunningham on July 28th, 2015 6:51 pm

To all of Bertha’s children and grandchildren we offer our sincere condolences. We were all fortunate to be part of a larger extended family and we shared many wonderful times and created many fond memories. She will certainly be missed at our family gatherings. Thinking about all of you at this sad time!

Condolence from Susan Dean on July 28th, 2015 8:59 pm

Dear Susan: So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Thinking of you. Susan Dean

Condolence from Peggy & Francis Payzant on July 28th, 2015 10:01 pm

Alta & Extended Families,

We Were So Saddened To Hear Of Your Mom’s Passing. Your Mom Had A keen Sense Of Humor And Was Always Willing To help Out Anyone Or Anything Going On . Always Remember The Great Memories That Your Mom Has Left Each And Everyone Of You Throughout Her Years. Your Mom May not Be With You Now But Will always be In Your Heart Forever. She is now at Rest, Free from Any Pain that she has Endured. She Has earned Her Wings And it is now time For God To give her Eternal Peace. May God Bless You All At this most Difficult time in your Lives.

Peggy & Francis Payzant

Condolence from Cathy Wentzell on July 29th, 2015 9:08 am

Alta and Family
I am saddened to hear of your loss.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on July 29th, 2015 10:41 am

I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Bertha Gerhardt. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead.

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Nancy & Manson White on July 29th, 2015 6:38 pm

To Bertha’s Family:

Our thoughts are with you. We always enjoyed our conversations with Bertha. She had an awesome smile. Take care.


Nancy & Manson

Condolence from Jo-Ann Baker on July 29th, 2015 7:47 pm

Susan & Family:

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Jo-Ann & Ricky

Condolence from cindy spinney on July 29th, 2015 7:49 pm

So sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. She was a very nice lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Ken & Shirley on July 29th, 2015 9:35 pm

Hugh & Shirley our sincere sympathy to you and all your family during this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Sylvia Langille on July 29th, 2015 11:40 pm

Dear Alta & family,

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing! She was a nice lady! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything let me know. Take Care!

Sylvia & Mike

Condolence from Kirk and Donna Whynot on July 30th, 2015 8:12 am

Bertha’s Family, so sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. I will miss seeing her and having our little chats, she was a lovely lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Karna & John Patrick Wright on July 30th, 2015 9:32 am

To you and your family on the loss of your Mother from Karna & Pat Wright from Smith’s Cove, N.S. Our deepest sympathy to you, Hugh & Shirley. Sometimes it is very had to loss a love one, now your Mother is now at rest from pain. It is rough at times but it is the best for all. I hear you when I was going through at with my parents. Live is short! Memories of your Mother will carry on for the rest of your life. That’s what keeps me going. Take care!

Karna & John Patrick (Pat) Wright

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on July 30th, 2015 10:38 am

Alta and family.
So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a great lady, always with a smile. Please accept my sincere condolences. She is in a better place with no more suffering.
Love Cookie

Condolence from Shirley Melanson on July 30th, 2015 11:35 am

To Bertha’s family: We are all better off by knowing Bertha.She was a great lady and she’ll be a great angel in heaven no longer suffering from earthly woes and pain.God bless you all as you move on without her.

Condolence from Gale Deveau on July 30th, 2015 7:18 pm

Susan: Sending my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Take care Gale

Condolence from Lynn(Saulnier) Rafuse on July 30th, 2015 10:07 pm

My condolences to all of Bertha’s family at this sad time.An icon in her church and a faithful friend to many.

Condolence from Janet Himmelman on July 31st, 2015 10:08 am

My sincerest condolences in the loss of Bertha.She was an amazing lady.Keep your memories close as you grieve.She will always be with you.

Condolence from Cathy Lavender on August 1st, 2015 9:27 am

Just learned about your Mom’s passing and was so sorry to hear she is gone. Always have had the fondest of memories of her. She was a great lady! Will be thinking of you these next few days and weeks….hold your memories of her close to help you through my friend.Sending love,hugs and strength. Cathy

Condolence from Ron & Bonnie Henderson on August 1st, 2015 11:36 am

Our sincere condolences to all of Bertha’s family.

Condolence from Terry & Carol Whynott on August 2nd, 2015 11:41 am

Our sincere condolences to the family of Bertha Gerhardt

Condolence from Barb MacDonald on August 2nd, 2015 3:56 pm

Susan and all the families. My deepest sympathy to you all. I enjoyed working with Bertha at K & w Enterprises. I remember her face lighting up when I delivered the pay envelopes. Barb

Condolence from Donna and Kenneth Hatt on August 3rd, 2015 7:16 pm

so sorry Susan for the loss of your mother,,thoughts and prayers are with your family,,

Condolence from Vicky and Bernie schrader on August 3rd, 2015 10:31 pm

Sending deepest condolences

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on August 4th, 2015 10:27 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Bernadette Manthorne on August 4th, 2015 10:29 am

My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda Williams on August 5th, 2015 1:05 pm

Dear Alta and Susan and families so sorry to hear of your mum’s passing.Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you .Praying God will give you comfort at this difficult time.Take care,Linda

Condolence from Linda & Dennis MacKinnon on August 5th, 2015 7:30 pm

Christine & Alta,

We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. It is never easy to lose your mother but know that she is at peace now. When I used to meet her around town she was always so cheerful and full of news of her family and always so proud of all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Eric and Maryann Whynot on August 6th, 2015 1:52 pm

Our condolences and sympathies to the Gerhardt family. We will miss our neighbor, her smile, and friendly nature. Your loved one is suffering no more. We look forward to the time when death the “last enemy” is done away with and we will be reunited with them again in a paradise earth. Jehovah guarantees this in the Bible, and he does not lie. (Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28). What a joyous time that will be. May you be comforted by prayers and fellowship at this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda & RobertTrainor on August 6th, 2015 3:21 pm

T0 Bertha’s family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We were away when your MOM passed away. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. Take Care & GOD Bless! Linda

Condolence from David Young on September 7th, 2015 9:55 pm

Christine, Alta, Susan, et al,

My deepest condolences at the passing of Bertha.

She was a joy to know, and her love of life was spread to anyone and everyone she met.

‘Cry not because they have gone, but smile because they were here!’

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