Berta Avery


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home
53 Division St.
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
(905) 623-5668
Due to capacity restrictions, if you would like to attend please contact the funeral home at (905) 623-5668 to reserve a space.

Obituary of Berta Lambert Avery

Berta Lambert Avery

(nee Higgon)

August 28, 1942 – October 10, 2021


The family of Berta Avery sadly announce her passing at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville, Ontario on October 10, 2021


Beloved wife and soulmate of the late Lawrence.  Loving mother of Richard (Tammy) and Michelle Snowden (Mike).  Cherished Grandma of Wyatt Avery (Amanda), Morgan Avery and Charlotte Snowden.  Loved daughter of the late William David and Roberta Edith (Lambert) Higgon.  Sister of David Higgon (Laurel) and Heidi Wilker (Don).


Berta had a long and influential career as a kindergarten teacher for 35 years, primarily at Adelaide McLaughlin and Woodcrest Public Schools in Oshawa.


Her lifelong joy for music was shared via the piano as a music teacher, and singing with the Barrie Huronia Soundwaves chapter of the Sweet Adelines.  Her positive and genuine warmth, and the gifts of her talents, will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues alike.


Our family would like to express our utmost gratitude to her nurses who provided exceptional care, and who were with her through some stressful moments, but also her peaceful ones.  Our deepest thanks to Dr. Worndl for his clear and compassionate manner in which he kept Mom at ease and without fear throughout her experience at Lakeridge Health.


Memorial Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North on November 13th from 2 - 4 pm, due to capacity restrictions if you would like to attend please contact the funeral home at (905) 623-5668 to reserve a space.


Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or MusiCounts.

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