Bertha Joan Channell passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the age of 80 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Bertha’s own request. Her cremated remains will be interred with her husband Ray on Saturday, July 12 at 1 pm in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Hospice Society, Box 3133, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Bertha.
Bertha was born in Lake Isle, Alberta, on October 29, 1933, and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1972. She was an avid bowler, bingo player and gardener. She enjoyed spending time at home in her yard and loved exploring the area by car with her children and brother Irvin. She loved hummingbirds and watching them in her yard was a favourite pastime of Bertha’s.
Bertha was predeceased by her husband Ray in 1981. She is survived by six children: Doug (Arlene) Channell of Tappen, Gary Channell of Revelstoke, Debbie Channell (Dave Harvey) of Sicamous, Lawrence Channell (Lisa Moore) of Revelstoke, Danny Channell of Revelstoke and Lisa Channell-Levesque (Steve) of Lac La Biche, Alberta; seven grandchildren: Lee, Erik, Devon, Rylan, Samara, Lauren and Christian; two great grandchildren: Gavin and Emma; brother Irvin (Dorothy) Norum of Chase as well as numerous other siblings, nieces and nephews.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Bertha’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.