1919 – 2011
On, Saturday, December 10, 2011 Bertha Neufeld’s
journey on this earth ended when she was welcomed Home by her Heavenly Father, her beloved Ben and so
many others who were waiting!
Bertha was born November 21, 1919 in Teddington, Saskatchewan . She married Bernard (Ben) Neufeld in 1938. They lived in Lost River, Saskatchewan until 1956 when they headed west with their family, finally settling in 100 Mile House, B.C. in 1960. They moved to Kamloops in 1989.
She was predeceased by her first son at his birth, her parents Henry and Katherina Peters, husband Ben, sisters Tina , Mary and Margaret, and chosen grandson, Roger Lulua.
Left behind to miss her are her sons Harold (Grace), Leonard (Marie), and Waine (Sharon) and chosen daughter Donna; grandchildren Scott and Raena (Matt) Sutherland, Teri and Kent (Cindy), Julie (Mike) Lange and Jonathan (Elise); great-grandchildren Taeven Sutherland, Benjamin and Paige, Jaidyn Lange, Angel and Brandon. She will also be remembered by sisters Agnes and Sarah plus other family members and many longtime friends!
Mom (“Little Bertha“) was a quiet powerhouse whose amazing Mennonite baking and cooking still causes all who enjoyed it to salivate! Her immaculate home was always open to those who needed a bed or a meal. Her days were also filled with quilting and sewing and gardening and caring for others. The Evangelical Free Churches of 100 Mile House and Kamloops were blessed to have her in their church families.
After her sons were grown and married, she and Dad brought a baby girl, Donna, into their home to love and nurture.
In her last years, Mom’s mind began to fade and with it, her inhibitions (quietness) faded! She was free to be playful, ready to tease and sing and laugh…. And share any thoughts she had!
Our family honours Mom for her servant heart, her wisdom, her faithfulness, her integrity and her deep love for others and her Lord.
Have a wonderful eternity, Mom! We’ll miss you.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. P. Yanko and the caring staff in Orchard Lane in Ridgeview Lodge and her loving church family.
Graveside service at Hillside Cemetery Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm; Celebration of her Life following at 2:00 p.m. at Kamloops Funeral Home. Pastor Rob Cave officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Gideon Bible Society or The Kamloops Evangelical Free Church.
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