Bertram, Audrey Jean

January 25, 1920 ~ January 15, 2012

Audrey passed away at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Born January 25, 1920, Audrey was the oldest daughter of the late Andrew and Adela Dunsmore. She married Lloyd George Bertram, a native son of Nanaimo, on March 27, 1946. The couple had three children and Audrey devoted her time to her family and her church. When her children were older, she worked for Meyers Holland (Ford) Motors for many years until she retired in 1982.

Audrey’s life revolved around her church activities. She was a long-time church board member and Treasurer, and President of the UCW. Her love of music stemmed from an upbringing in a musical home, where she played violin in a piano trio with her sisters, Adele and Mavis. She met her husband Lloyd through the church choir and was always supportive of his involvement in the Barbershop singing community.

She is survived by her daughters, Andrea Bertram-(Michael) Sloan and Adela (Terry) Duchen; son, Ray (Diana) Bertram of Nanaimo; granddaughter, Aisslinn Nosky of Toronto, and grandsons, Aaron Nosky (Calgary), Drew Duchen (Qualicum), Kevin Bertram (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Jerod Bertram (Toronto); great-granddaughter, Kiley Bertram (Fort Wayne), and her sister, Mavis (Allan) Jordan of Victoria.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 6th at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo BC.

No flowers, please, by request. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Upper Island Musical Festival, in her memory, for a Strings bursary honouring her granddaughter, international violinist, Aisslinn Nosky. Please send donations to the Upper Island Musical Festival, c/o Mae Newsham, 2643 Beaver Creek Crescent, Nanaimo BC V9T 3K1.

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