February 7, 1937 – May 27, 2011
Dave Bertram passed away on Friday, May 27th, 2011 at the age of 74 after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease. Dave was born February 7, 1937 in Calgary, Alberta.
He is survived by his three children, David Bertram, Janice Bertram, and Karen (Greg) Judge and grandson Jarod Judge, all of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by his brother Fred (Lorraine) Bertram of Bancroft, ON; sister-in-law June (Jim) McGuigan of Port Coquitlam, BC; brother-in-law Robert (Barbara) Hospodarec of Irvine, CA, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Olga (Hospodarec) Bertram and parents Frederick and Elizabeth (Treiber) Bertram.
Dave had a long and successful career in the oil industry, finishing with Canadian Occidental Petroleum as the Senior VP of Finance. Dave had a real passion for life and loved music, playing golf, cooking and spending time with his family. Laughter was a regular occurrence as he loved to share jokes. He easily befriended those that he met and was a true joy to spend time with. Dave will be missed by many, especially by his family who shared a great love and respect for him.
Special thanks to the staff of the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre for all the love and special care they provided for Dave during his time there.
A funeral and celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please smile lots, laugh often, love your family and friends and enjoy every day.
In living memory of Dave Bertram, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print Obituary & Condolences