BERTHA SIERMACZESKI passed away peacefully April 8, 2010 at her residence, The Village at Mill Creek, Kelowna, BC. Bertha was predeceased by her loving husband Michael (July 1, 2008), her parents Walter and Anastasia Kaminski, sisters Annie Kaminski, Victoria (Frank) Siwak and brothers Stanley (Teenie) Kaminski, Dominik Kaminski, Frank Kaminski, and Joseph Cummins. Bertha is survived by a sister-in-law Phyliss Cummins, numerous nieces and nephews.Bertha’s life was one of extending support and service to others and selflessly giving to others. Leaving the farm at an early age, she went to Toronto to work as a waitress. It was there that she met the love of her life Michael Siermaczeski and they married June 29, 1957. Michael and Bertha enjoyed travelling, making many trips to the Prairies and the U.S. Bertha enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlework and salmon fishing. A celebration of Bertha’s life will be held on Tuesday, April13, 2010 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bertha’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6P6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9.
A special thank you to all those who cared for Bertha: family, friends, staff at the Dorchester and Village at Mill Creek and Dr. Bobyn. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.