BERTIE ANDERSON (nee Linderman)
January 12, 1928 - July 10, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bertie Anderson at the age of 91 years. Bertie was predeceased by her husband Anders in 1972, and her sister Blanche Heinrich and her brother Archie Linderman. She is survived by her longtime friend and soulmate Ralph Wutzke, her son Errol (Heather) Anderson of Calgary and her daughter, Beverley (Robert) McNally of Edmonton. She is also survived by five grandchildren, namely, Kalen Anderson, Shauna McNally, Chelsie Anderson, Brennan Anderson and Sara McNally, and four great-grandchildren, namely, Mali, Kale, Cohen and Arlo Anderson; her sister Eileen Entzminger of Cochrane, her sister-in-law Marge Linderman of Medicine Hat, and many nieces and nephews. Bertie was an integral part of the operation and management of the Anderson Dairy Farm for over 25 years. Bertie and Anders were community leaders being involved with the building of and functions at the Clearwater Community Hall. Bertie loved to sing and dance and enjoyed many community dances at the hall with friends and neighbors. She and Anders were also deeply involved for many years in leadership roles for District 13 of the United Farmers' of Alberta. After Anders' death she continued to operate the farm with the help of her son Errol, until she moved to Medicine Hat in 1972. There, she attended the Medicine Hat College in a one year business administration program and thereafter worked in the real estate industry. She also acted as a member of the Medicine Hat real estate board. Music and song were Bertie's passions. Although having never studied music, she was a gifted musician. She sang, played the piano and guitar with several groups including the ‘Pic-A-Tunes’. A highlight in Bertie's later years was her 80th birthday, attended by many friends and relatives, at which she and her band played into the wee hours of the morning. She was extremely proud of her family and their accomplishments. Bertie was always very happy and very positive about life. Her smile often showcased a keen sense-of-humor. And she had an amazing mind for numbers and a keen interest in markets. She will be deeply missed by her entire family and of special mention, her steadfast soulmate over many years, Ralph Wutzke. A Celebration of Bertie's life will be held at Masterpiece Southland Meadows (4401 Southland Road S.E.) on August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Pollard officiating. A private interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice or to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation (Cheques made payable to MH&D Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 or online at www.InYour Community.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Bertie Anderson.