Bertha Bigney

Obituary of Bertha Helen Bigney

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Bertha Helen Bigney January 27, 1929 - April 2, 2024 Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital, the angels carried Bertha home on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Bertha Helen (Morrison) Bigney was born January 27, 1929, in River John, Nova Scotia. A daughter of the late Charles Lewis and Ella Mae (Logan) Morrison. Bertha was predeceased by her loving husband Nathan Lawrence Bigney (2003). Bertha was the last surviving member of a family of eight children. She leaves to mourn sister-in-law, Marion Morrison (late Elwood); Nathan’s family, Shirley (late Keith) Arnold, Jo-Anne Bigney, Bernice (late Ronald Bigney), Cynthia (Ken) Langille and Leonard (Shelly) Bigney; cousins, Raymond (Ada) Watt and Jimmy (Thelma) Forbes, Mary Jane (Tom) Tued, Gail (Duane) Innis, Brenda (Late Walter) Jollimore and Sherri (Steven) Muir; special friends, Iola Mackenzie, Ronnie and Norma Baillie and Lisa Owen. Bertha is survived by many special nieces and nephews, Beverly (late Michael) Arseneau, Greg (Tracy) Woodworth, Lynn Woodworth, Debby Woodworth, Betty (late Doug) Craig, Elaine (Alfie) Teasdale, Karolyn (Benny) Wong, John (Gloria) Morrison, James (Arlene) Morrison, Terry (Brenda) Morrison, Robert (Sharon) Morrison, Lu-Anne (Cary) Newell, Jack (Shirley) Harvey, Milton Harvey, Fred Harvey, Carol (Barry) Harvey Peeke, Cleo Werner and Larry (Helen) Werner. Bertha was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Kathleen (Glen) Woodworth, Florence Marie (Art) Harvey, and Beatrice Irene (Clinton Werner) (Frank) Potter; brothers, Jack Sterling (Gerry) Morrison, Charles Earl (Barbara) Morrison, James Arnold Morrison and Elwood Lewis Morrison; nephews, David (Carol) Morrison, Kenneth Morrison, and Mark Werner; stepdaughter, Darlene Boone and stepson, Ronald Bigney. Bertha moved to Woodstock, ON in 1948 with her family working several jobs before working 43 years at Kirsch of Canada Ltd. where she made many lasting friendships. She loved to travel across Canada to visit family and friends. Family meant a lot to Bertha. Bertha’s heart was always in Nova Scotia and fortunately, she was able to enjoy the summer months in River John for many years. A Celebration of Bertha’s Life will be held at St. George’s Presbyterian Church, River John, Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11 AM with Rev. Enjei Achah officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband Nathan whom she missed so much at Mountain Road Cemetery, River John, Nova Scotia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Woodstock Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.