Bertha M. Fillmore
1938 - 2022
Bertha M. Fillmore
Visitation Information
Visitation
Tuesday
Visitation Time
6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sackville, NB
Burial Information
Burial Date
Wednesday
Burial Location
Hunter River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunter River, PE
Requested Charity
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church; Sackville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bertha Margaret Fillmore (nee Smith) long-time resident of Sackville, NB, on May 27, 2022 at the age of 84. 

Bertha was born in Hunter River, PEI, the youngest of 4 children and the only girl of parents Robert and Bertha Smith. She was a proud graduate of Union Commercial College in Charlottetown which led to her working at the Royal Bank, first in Hunter River and then Ottawa where she met her husband of 61 years, Richard Fillmore.

Bertha and Richard spent 37 years in Montreal before moving to Richard’s hometown of Sackville in 1997. Bertha quickly integrated herself into her new community, becoming a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, square dancing with the Tantramar Twirlers and joining the Sackville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Bertha was very proud of the work of the auxiliary and honoured to take on the role of President from 2002 to 2004, chairing the Request & Research Committee and receiving her Life Membership Award in 2008. 

Bertha loved spending summers at Hicks Beach, enjoying a coffee on the deck with friends and occasionally dozing in the afternoon sun. She was an avid gardener with an amazing green thumb and kept Richard busy digging up flower beds while she did the planting. She had a beautiful soprano voice, which she used to the glory of God, singing in the choir and a flair for acting as witnessed by many who saw her in the productions of Susanna and Jonah.  

Bertha is survived by her husband Richard Fillmore and her brother Clayton Smith (Jeanette, deceased). She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers Robert Smith and Manson Smith (Rosemary) and her sister-in-law Ila Hicks (Conrad). 

Bertha is lovingly remembered by her daughters Karen Fillmore-Convery (James) and Kim Maier (Mark) as well as her grandchildren Erick Convery (Maryclare Taylor), Sarah Maier and Emily Maier. She is also fondly remembered by her nephews and their families. 

Many thanks for the dedication and empathy shown by all staff at the Drew Nursing Home, especially while dealing with Covid. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300).  A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 6-8 pm.  A funeral service will take place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sackville on Wednesday at 11 am with a reception to follow.  Interment will follow at the Hunter River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Prince Edward Island.

Donations in memory of Bertha may be made to the  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or the Sackville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Sharing of memories, or to send condolences to the family, please visit the online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

 

To view the funeral service please go to http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfIVE9PLiaGya_29sq2tww

Bertha M. Fillmore