Born in Howley, NFLD to Phoebe (nee Cooper) and Charles Fudge. Died in Ottawa due to complications from kidney disease. Bertha was a most loving and caring, mother, sister, friend, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother and is loved by all those who knew her and were fortunate to meet her. She will be dearly missed by her eight surviving children; Larry (Karen) David (Sandy), Linda (Rob), Bob (Patti), Roger (Bev), Randy (Jane), Mark, Wendy (Peter) 16 grand children and 3 great grand children, along with her sisters Marion Flynn (Cyril) and Edith Mayo (Jim). Bertha had a wealth of close friends and her extended family throughout Newfoundland and from sea to sea. Mum was predeceased by her former husband Ross, daughter Arlene, an infant daughter, her brother Robert and sister Marie.
Bertha left her hometown of Corner Brook, NFLD in the year of Confederation at 19 to follow her sweetheart, Ross, to Toronto. They were married in College St. United Church and began what was to become a large family, starting with triplets. They eventually moved to Ottawa, where, together they built and ran a prosperous TV business for over 30 years. During that time they travelled to far flung locales, hosted parties and welcomed family from near and far into their home. However, her love for her children, friends and her Newfoundland roots were always most dear and precious.
In her later years Bertha embraced life to the fullest volunteering for the Kidney foundation, attending aqua fitness at the West End Y, Morning Break, and gaining many new friends at Unitarian House. A very special thanks to Dr. Zimmerman, Heddy and all the staff at the Home-dialysis unit at the Riverside Hospital.