FLINTOFT, BERTHA HELEN
Slipped away peacefully in Kelowna on Saturday November 16, 2013. Born in Dingolfing, Germany on February 28th, 1916, she came to Kelowna with her parents and grew up in the Black Mountain area, attending the old Rutland School on horseback. She married her husband, the late George Flintoft in 1940 and they ran the Glenmore store
until George went off to war, leaving her behind with their only son, Douglas. Later she enjoyed many happy years on Manhattan Drive. In retirement, they moved to the Family farm on McKinley Road. Bertha worked hard alongside George and produced many delicious meals for whoever stopped by. When George passed away, she moved to town, leaving the family home to her son and daughter in law, Jean.
Bertha was a hard working 40 year member of the Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of First United Church. She treasured her family and friendships and was always ready to lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her son, Doug (Jean) Flintoft of Kelowna, two much loved grandchildren; Jonathan Flintoft of Port McNeill, Gayle Armstrong (Arrol) of Whitby, Ontario and her beloved great grandchildren, Makenna and Jonathan Armstrong. Also missed by her loving companion, Chera Harris.
The family thanks Drs. Swart and Wickstrom and David Lloyd Jones Home staff for their wonderful care of Bea in her final days. A Funeral Service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013. Donations in Bertha’s name can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St.,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2.
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