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BERTRAM – Dave

BERTRAM – Dave obituaries

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.

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  1. Jennifer Oliver :

    Dear Karen, Janice, and David. I will not be in town tomorrow to celebrate your Dad and his life. I am sorry, but I will spend a moment tomorrow honouring him and his memory, and smiling :) I am sure you will do him proud in your day of remembrance for him, and his legacy that is with all of you now.
    Love to all of you,
    Jennifer

  2. Jeanette Chernow :

    Dear David,
    We remember your dad as a charming, lovely man. Our deepest sympathy to you, your sisters and nephew.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May GOD be with you and Bless you all.
    May you find Peace.
    Always,
    Jeanette, Alfred and Darren Chernow.

  3. Jackie MacVicar (Leavitt) :

    What I remember the most about “Mr Bertram” was his contagious laughter!
    I remember he loved to tease Karen, Janice and I. I don’t ever remember a time going to Karens house where I wasn’t laughing at some point with her Dad! He just had such a wonderful playful nature about him. He will truly be missed.
    Love Jackie

  4. Judy Henry ( Carter) :

    Karen and family,

    With loving thoughts and prayers after the loss of your dear father. As I heard one time after a loss, “It’s not time that heals, it’s what we do in that time”…continue in his laughter and zest for life.

    Love and Hugs,
    Judy xo

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