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ROLLINS, Bertha (Bert) Maxine (nee Steele)

November 3, 1925 – February 1, 2012

Bertha, known to all as “Bert” passed away peacefully at Peter Lougheed Centre at the age of 86 years.

She was raised in New Westminster, BC with her seven brothers and sisters.

In 1947, she married Al and moved with him as his hockey career relocated the family to Toronto, Chicago, Calgary, and Spokane. Bert returned to the Vancouver area in 1969 where she earned her Canadian credit professional accreditation and had a successful career with Weldwood and Canwel as their credit manager until her retirement in 1991.

During retirement Bert moved to Calgary to be closer to family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Bert is survived by her children, Sue Macdonald (Chris) of Calgary, Jerry (Terrie) of San Diego, CA, David (Audrey) of Cochrane, AB; grandchildren, Cameron, Curtis and Jennifer Charlebois (Paul); and by sister Evelyn Brown of Winnipeg, MB. She was predeceased by her husband former NHL goalie Al and six beloved siblings.

A Private Family Service will be held. Forward condolences through We would like to thank the staff of Bonavista Village and the close friendships she enjoyed there as well as the staff of Unit 53 at Peter Lougheed Centre for their wonderful care and support.

In living memory of Bert Rollins, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Lee and Mariella Rathwell :

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/grandmother. We had the pleasure of meeting her at Paul and Jenn’s wedding this past summer and she was a lovely lady. Our thoughts are will you all.

    Lee and Mariella Rathwell

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  2. Just want to express my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother/Grandmother. I got to know her quite well when she lived in Spokane. She was a lady of character and dignity and I had the utmost respect for her. Again, my deepest sympathies to all of you during this difficult time.

    Gail Holden

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  3. Jim & Ruth Simpson :

    Sending our thoughts of sympathy on the loss of your mother. Condolences to you and your family. Ruth and Jim Simpson.

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  4. So sorry to hear of the passing of Bert. She was a lovely person I got to know thru my association with husband Al. Met Bert and family on a number of occassions and found her a wonderful lady.. My sincere regrets to all the lovely Rollins family…

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  5. Warren and Mary Hicks :

    We had a long and wonderful association with Al and Bert…in hockey, work and friendship during our years in Calgary. Bert was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet and we considered her a very good friend. We are deeply saddened by the passing of your mother/grandmother. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with Sue, Jerry, David and your families.

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  6. Lori Kromm (Clark) :

    Sue, Jerry and David,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing~~I remember her well from Roseview Drive. She was always so kind to me when I would pop over to visit. I know my Mom had many great times curling with Winnie Morgan, Kay Eloschuk and your mom. I was glad to visit with Sue and your mom for two lunches in the past couple of years, and my mom really enjoyed connecting again with your mom.
    My condolences to all of you.
    Lori Clark

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  7. Margaret Gilmour; Brian and Joanne McFadzean :

    Our thoughts have been with you since learning of your mom’s passing. My mom, Margaret Gilmour, and Bert were good friends at Bonavista Village. Brian and I got to know her through my mom and thought of her as as a kind and lovely person and a good friend to mom. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at this time of loss.

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  8. I am honored to have met your Mom and Grandmother, even if for a very short time at Lake Bonavista Village. I have to admit she was one of my favorite people to see – you don’t have to know her well to be touched by her kind heart, her encouraging words, and her sweet smile. Our last conversation about life and gratitude and relationships was very special to me and I will treasure it. I will be sure to look for her wonderfully smelling cinnamon “room scent” at Pier 1 Imports and I will think of her when I enjoy it. I hope your memories of your wonderful Mom and Grandmother will give you comfort and peace through this difficult time. She loved you all very very much…

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