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RAUSCH, Bertha

November 5, 1931 – November 22, 2011

Bertha Rausch was called to her eternal home with the Lord on November 22, 2011.

Bertha was born on November 5, 1931, in Forestburg, Alberta. The family then relocated to Vernon, BC, where Bertha spent much of her childhood. In her late teens, she relocated to Calgary, where she has lived all of her adult life. She worked in office administration for the City of Calgary. She retired from her career in 1996, giving her more time to pursue interests in her church, photography, outdoor activities, and lovingly caring for her friends and her much-loved cats. In Bertha’s younger years she was a skier and hiker, and enjoyed exploring the beauty of the nearby Rocky Mountains, as well as the walking paths in her Calgary neighbourhood. Above all, Bertha’s faith was demonstrated in her life by her compassion. Ever a lady, Bertha had a gentle spirit, and a wry sense of humour, which could lighten a situation, and brought relief to her recent years of illness.

Bertha will be lovingly remembered and missed by her sister and dearest friend, Dorothy Rausch, brother, Ken (Isabel) Rausch, nieces and nephews, Rob (Jody) Rausch, Dawn (Craig) Whyte, Wayne (Ginette) Rausch, Karen Sommer, Helen (Don) Longshore, Brenda (Mike) O’Keefe, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and their young children.

She was predeceased by five of her seven siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to the staff at the Mount Royal Care Centre, who have provided loving support and care for Bertha during the last stage of her life. Special care was also provided throughout Bertha’s illness by her sister and dear friend, Dorothy Rausch. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4 Telephone: (866) 595-5550, www.worldvision.ca or to charity of choice.

In living memory of Bertha Rausch, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. My condolence for your loss.

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  2. Audrey Kilmartin :

    Aunty Bertha is thought of very fondly and we are so sorry we are unable to make it to the funeral….our thoughts are with our wonderful family.
    May she be in the best place of all now and in perfect health.
    Love,
    Audrey, Jason and Zetta

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  3. It is with tears, condolences and sympathy for all the family that I write, and specifically to you, Aunt Dorothy who spent all the time that you possibly could with Bertha while she was ill.
    I have special fond memories of Aunt Bertha. She was such a warm, loving person. I will miss Aunt Bertha very much.
    Lovingly, Karen

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