Bertha Price beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Although our hearts are sad and we will miss her terribly, we can take comfort that she is safe in the arms of her Lord, free of pain and suffering and able to rejoice.
Bertha was a woman of great compassion and strength. Everyone who met and knew her were drawn to her bright presence and sense of humour. She could make you laugh when you least expected it. Bertha always tried to make the best of difficult circumstances, she was admired by all her family and friends and even those she met briefly.
Bertha was born on March 20, 1934 in Unity, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Theresa Stolb. She moved to Kelowna, BC with her family at the age of 2 and remained there until the age of 18. At 18 she moved to Cranbrook where she met her husband John “Jack” Price. Bertha and Jack were married on December 27, 1954 and raised seven children. Bertha worked in the lab at the Cranbrook Hospital for 35 years. She retired in 1993 with many fond memories of her co-workers and patients.
Bertha is survived by her children Debra Price, Martin (Debra) Price, Laura (Monte) Bissett, Diana Graalman, Glenda (Paul) James, Sonya Parsons and Trevor (Janice) Price; seventeen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; her sister Maggie Price, sister Margaret Bell and many nieces and nephews and friends who love and admired her. Bertha was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Theresa Stolb; husband John “Jack” Price; her sister Jean Campbell and her brother Luke Stolb.
There will be a graveside memorial service for Bertha on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00 am in Westlawn Cemetery.