Obit.: Kinnear, Bertha E. [nee Pettigrew]

Bertha E. Kinnear
1945 - 2013

Kinnear, Bertha E. - 68, of Amherst, and formerly of West Brook, ended her
10 month battle with cancer peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2013 at
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, with her loving family
by her side. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Morton and
Norma (Yorke) Pettigrew. Bertha worked several jobs throughout her life
including many years with Family and Children Services in Amherst, a
profession she did with great pride. Bertha enjoyed animals, knitting,
cooking, Bingo and spending time with friends and family. She was deeply
devoted to her family and friends, and will be sadly missed and fondly
remembered. She leaves behind her husband, Delbert, Amherst (formerly, West
Brook); daughters, Sarah Meldrum (Greg Smith), Amherst; Brenda Jeffers
(Tim), Amherst; sons, Michael Meldrum (Stephanie), West Brook; Timothy
Meldrum, Hannah, Alberta; a sister, Alice Woodington (David), Kensington,
PEI; brothers, Donald Pettigrew (Lillian), Stratford, PEI; Lewis Yorke
(Eloise), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Jason MacAloney (Stephanie), Christopher
Pettigrew, Tiffany Munro (Travis), Beth Adams (Kirk), Tarah Jo Selig (Matt),
Tyler Meldrum, Wyatt Meldrum; great grandchildren, Cole, Logan, Ayden;
numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving
husband, Victor Meldrum; a sister, Sarah Ann in infancy. The family would
like to thank Dr. Harb and staff of the Moncton City Hospital, Oncology
Dept. Also, nurses and staff of the I.C.U., 2nd floor maternity, 1st floor
medical, ambulatory care and Dr. Short and the Palliative Care Team of the
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Special thanks to Shareen Breen, and
all the V.O.N. nurses who provided home care during Bertha¹s time of need.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday [September 18, 2013] at Smith¹s Funeral
Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday
[September 19, 2013], Rev. Don Miller and Rev. Carolyn MacLeod officiating.
Reception to follow in the vestry of Parrsboro Baptist Church. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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[Collected by DAW, 17 Sep 2013]