Alberta L. (Bertie) Fowlie
1930 – 2021
Bertie Leah Fowlie, wife of the late Theodore (Ted) Fowlie of the Little Branch Road, Black River Bridge, passed away at her residence on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the age of 90.
Born in Escuminac, NB, on December 3, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Hazel (Williston) Lewis.
In her younger years she was a school teacher and taught in Napan and also lived and worked as a store clerk in New York for a period of time. She was a member of St. Stephen’s United Church, United Church Women and Women’s Institute. She was a Sunday School Teacher and was best remembered for her smiling face behind the take-out counter at the annual Harvest Home. She loved being a part of the School Board, Farm Women’s Association and took care of her home and daily Book Keeping of the Fowlie Farm “Theodore Fowlie and Sons Ltd.”
Bertie is survived by her seven daughters: Carolyn Jenkins (Michael), of Saint John, Sharon Adams (Rick), of Miramichi Bay, Margaret Holland, of Okotoks, AB, Lynda Adams (Garth), of Airdrie, AB, Patti Fowlie, of Riverview, Debby Manuel (Jean-Rene), of Black River Bridge and Trudy Fowlie, of Riverview; three sons: David of Calgary, AB, Ralph (Marjeanne), of Black River Bridge and Kevin (Jolaine), of Black River Bridge; 23 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; one sister Ruth Kierstead (Ron) of Miramichi. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Theodore (Ted) Fowlie, son Gary, brothers Kenneth and John and sister Eva.
A special thank you to Debbie MacDonald for her devoted and loving care, she was thought of by Bertie as a daughter. To the Extra Mural team and Dr. Gerard Losier, our deepest gratitude for their professional and compassionate care. All enabled Bertie to remain in her home that she loved.
A PUBLIC visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home 140 King St., Miramichi on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A PUBLIC funeral service will be held at St. Stephen’s United Church on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2 pm with Rev. David Allan officiating. Interment will be held in the Black River Community Cemetery.
Limited seating is available inside the church but there will be a speaker outside for overflow.
As per updated Phase 2 COVID-19 regulations, masks remain mandatory in all public places, and social distancing is still required between those who are not friends and family.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Extra Mural Nursing Program would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca