Miss you alot, oxox hope you are better in heaven you always remembered in our hearts and aswell as our thoughts
Our deepest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened. Bertha will always remain within our hearts. Out thoughts and prayers are with Richard and family. May God give you strength.
Bertha and I have known each other for 20+ years. I worked with her when we both worked at the YMCA Child Care site in the babies room. We both became independent, licensed providers soon after that. We laugh at how we were the old timers at the meetings. Bertha always was devoted to her vocation to child care as well as her own children and husband. She was an inspiration to other providers and always shared her knowledge and ideas. Bertha will be missed by many but she has touched the hearts and minds of so many that she will live on by those that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Bert's legacy can be found not only in her children and grandchildren, but in all the little lives she touched along the way. She was warm and sincere and I felt comfortable leaving Hayley in her care. A person like Bert doesn't come along everyday and she truly will be missed. Love to the family - Melissa and Hayley Sharrett.
Dear Dawn and Rich,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have many memories to comfort you and I hope they will be foremost in your mind in the coming days.
(staff member, Meadow Park )
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dawn and family we are very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your entire family during this trying time. Just remember mom is in a better place and without the suffering and pain. Take care and let me know if there is anything I can do. Love ya!!!! Nancy
I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE FAMILY THAT MY PRAYERS R WITH U ALL..
THERE'S A PRINCEPAL I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE "THE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO GIVE LIFE MEANING" I BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT BERTHA DID JUST THIS..EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW HER VERY WELL, I KNOW OF HER N THE WORK SHE DID WITH CHILDREN FOR 19 YEARS...THAT SAYS ALOT...THANK GOD SHE WAS ABLE TO TOUCH SO MANY LIFE'S..HER MEMORY WILL CERTAINLY LIVE ON THRU ALL THESE CHILDREN N PEOPLE SHE HAD TOUCHED... GOD BLESS YOU N YOUR FAMILY...
In this time of sadness, My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bertha was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. There are many children and families who have better lives because of her.
My thoughts and prayer go out to the family of Bertha. I met Bertha when my dauhter (Veronica) was only 6 months old and now she's 14 years, and just started High School. My daughter Veronica still remembers Bertha's warm and loving arms that always kept her safe at her day care. Bertha came into my life when I needed her most. Thank you Bertha. You will be missed by so many. God Bless
Dear Richard, Dawn and Misty,
My heart and prayer goes out to you. Bertha was an amazing woman. She touched many hearts of children, moms, dads, grandmothers and grandfathers through her loving care and nurturing soul. She was a mentor to many family child care providers and gave to them her knowledge and guidance. To me she was an inspiration and a wonderful friend. It is truely an honor to have had her in my life. Always remeber that her body may be gone but her spirit lives on in the lives of the children, families and friends she has touched.
You have my deepest sympathy.
Bertha - You are an amazing person. Your guidance and wisdom will always be with me. You are gone, but truely not forgotten. XOXOXO Aleesha
My heart grieves me greatly by the passing of Bertha! I meet Bertha last year at the conference that the ELC held. Bertha and her husband Richard were so inviting they could make anyone feel that they were a part of their family. I am honored to have had a chance to spend time with her and the family sharing stories of her life at the hospital. I learned that she was so much more than a fellow provider. She was the epitome of what family child care should be in all our hearts. I was amazed at the lives she has touched, and how she changed the lives of the families and children she cared for. What a selfless act of love. Bertha, the legacy you leave behind will be one of great memories for many. Your life truely is a legacy. I will miss you greatly, but forever in my heart and mind! Richard my prayers are with you and the family that God will ease the pain of such a great loss.
Mama, I was a year ago yesterday that I took you to the hospital! Days go by so fast! I miss you so much and would give anything to have you here again!
Mom Loper passed away last week, so I'm sure she is up there with you. I bet between the two of you up there you'll have things in order right quick!!
Mama I am missing you so much today! I love you so much and want you here with me!
I was looking for people who were born on the same day as I was and found Bertha. How very sad to know she has left this life. That was much much to young. I am sure as a Libra she was a lovely, kind, fair person.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Misty, Dawn, Richard and family. As we all know she is in a much better place with no more suffering. She will be greatly missed by so many people! If I can do anything to help in your time of need, please let me know!
Prayers to wrap around you all in this difficult time. May her love for you keep your heart warm.
I am so sorry for your loss. My families thoughts and prayers are with you guys and will remain with you guys. I can remember visiting you guys and going to the Halloween parade in NJ just like it was yesterday. Your mom was a wondeful person and will be missed. We love you all very much!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Misty, Pop, Dawn, and family;
I am so sorry for your loss. My family and I love Bert very much. She will be greatly missed. She had James as a baby, and he and I learned so much from her. I wish that there were some magic words that I could say to make your pain go away. We love you guys very much and if any of you need anything, please call.
Paula Holmberg and Family
misty dawn and richard, i am so very very sorry to read about your mothers (wifes) passing,She was a nice person and always made us feel at home when we came over and i also remember her in the softball stands when misty , you and liz were playing..she was always there to support the team.....i know you will miss her alot but she has left a great legacy behind in her daughters..........GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU..
Mom, I will miss you more than words can say! I can only wish I will be half the mother you were to Dawn and I! I know you are watching over all of us and will be our guardian angel! I would give anything to have just a little while longer with you!!!
Thoughts and prayers go out to Richard, Dawn, Misty and family for the loss of a great woman who touched the lives of many. RIP Bertha, you will be missed by many!!
Misty and Family,
There are no words for me to say that will fill the void in your heart. I am sorry for your loss in the short time I knew your mom I found she was a wonderful wife, an amazing mother,and a great friend she will be missed but I rejoice in knowing she is in a better place with no more pain and suffering I know she will continue to watch over you all.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.