Bertha Marie Jeffrey
Bertha Marie Jeffrey
Bertha Marie Jeffrey
Bertha Marie Jeffrey
Bertha Marie Jeffrey
Bertha Marie Jeffrey

Obituary of Bertha Marie Jeffrey

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Bertha Marie (Mae) Jeffrey, 82 of Louisdale. She passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer on October 5th, 2021, at the Strait Richmond Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Louisdale, Cape Breton she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Jennie Samson. She is survived by her children Darryl (Marlene) Louisdale and Duane (Charmaine) Timberlea, Halifax. Grandchildren Amy (John) of Evanston, Courtney (Alfred) of Spruce Grove, AB, Noel (Ariel) of New Glasgow, and Chelsey of Timberlea, Halifax. Great-Grand Children Addison, AJ, Avery, Noah, Sophie, and Olivia. Sisters Eileen (Leopold) and Diana, Brother Bobby (Debbie) all Louisdale. Sisters in law, Ann, Eileen and Elizabeth and Brother-in-law Tommy (Barb) She was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years Danny and Her brothers in law Willy, Edmond, Alfred, and Benny and sister-in-law Carol. Bertha Mae was born in Louisdale in 1939 and remained in the community her entire life, excluding a brief work stint in Halifax with Nova Scotia Light and Power and then quickly moved back to Louisdale to settle with the love of her life Danny. She could also be seen regularly at our local post office where she was employed for Canada post for over 20 years. Bertha Mae spent her days serving her community as an active member of the St. Louis CWL for over 50 years, a member of the Cursillo movement and member of the Fleur De Lis Seniors Club. Her immense faith in our Lord never wavered throughout her life, and it showed in how she supported her community in every conceivable way possible with the donation of her time and noteworthy cooking skills, especially her famous biscuits that were talked about across the country. She often spoke of the kitchen ladies that would help at numerous events where they would regularly get together to support those in need and have a great laugh doing it. Her happy place was with her family whether it was at her home in Louisdale, visiting her son in Halifax or traveling to Alberta to visit her granddaughter she was always up for anything if it involved her family. Bertha Mae was a gracious, ethical, pleasant, very kind, encouraging and good-natured woman to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. During her final days she told stories about her prayer group, she described them as being her forever friends. Debbie, Mildred, Mary Agnes, Gerri, Claire, Evelyn and Rosalie. Know you have all had a profound impact on her life, and she cherished their friendship. Her family would like to thank all the amazing caregivers at the Strait Richmond Palliative care unit for all they did for her during her stay, especially Dr. McCormick and Leah Burns. And to her “favorite”, Dr. Cooper for his compassion and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you to the kindest and caring home care staff of which she would speak so highly. Thank you also to the countless visitors that came to visit her, she loved to be around people. Cremation has been taken place. Visitation will be held in the Glen Sampson Room, Louisdale on Sunday, Oct. 10th, from 5 - 9 pm. Funeral Mass to Celebrate the life of Bertha will take place, Monday, Oct. 11th at 11 am in St. Louis Church, Louisdale, with Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial to follow in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisdale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society and/or the Glen Sampson Room, Louisdale. In compliance with Nova Scotia's COVID-19 public health regulations, proof of double vaccination and a picture ID must be shown to attend the visitation or funeral. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd., Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family, please visit www.chboudreau.com
Sunday
10
October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Glen Sampson Room
Grandique Ferry Rd
Louisdale, Nova Scotia, Canada
Monday
11
October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, October 11, 2021
St. Louis Church
156 Grandique Ferry Rd.
Louisdale, Nova Scotia, Canada
Monday
11
October

Event Name 1

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Monday, October 11, 2021
St. Louis Cemetery
Island View Dr.
Louisdale, Nova Scotia, Canada
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