After 93 years of life Bertha decided it was time to reunite with her late husband Arthur Ronald (2011). Bertha was a wonderful mother to Heather (late Tom), Joe (Sandy), Bruce (Lana), Fred (Janice), Pam (Mark), Ron (Pam), Carla and predeceased by an infant daughter. Art and Bertha's children provided them with 23 unique grandchildren who have so far extended the family with another 25 great- grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. She is survived by sisters Marg and Charlene while her parents Charles and Pearl as well as siblings Ed, Opal, Joe, Fred, Bud and Ron have predeceased her. Bertha was a classic homemaker whose house would often smell like freshly baked bread or chocolate chip cookies she would make from scratch. She had a love for the birds and squirrels that would frequent her Elgin St backyard and spent many hours tending to her fruit and vegetable gardens. She was a master of the daily Jumble in the Expositor, perfectionist of strawberry jam and navigator extraordinaire whether in the station wagon, multiple VW's or the RV. After almost nine decades of near perfect health it was unfortunate that Bertha's final years were marred by the awful disease Alzheimers. Our memories of Bertha are of those before her days at the John Noble Home and we thank the staff for their kindness and care they provided during these years. Family and friends will be received at the TOLL FUNERAL HOME , 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, from 1- 4 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Brant or The Coping Centre Cambridge.