Bert Peter Warmerdam
May 2, 1929 to August 11, 2012
Bert Peter Warmerdam, resident of the Bulkley Valley since 1952, passed away at home on August 11, 2012 a victim of esophagal cancer.
Bert was born in Sassenheim, Zoud Holland, Netherlands on May 2, 1929. He immigrated to Canada in March 1948. He was a conductor with CNR from 1952 to 1987.
Bert’s passions were his homestead, log home, gardening, curling, playing bridge and local politics. Following his retirement from the railroad he spent the next 25 years developing his woodlot and ranch on Elgin Avenue.
In 1981 he was elected Regional Director for Area A, Bulkley Nechako Regional District, a position he served for 3 years. During this time he also served on the Bulkley Valley Hospital Board of Directors and the Area A Planning Committee.
Bert is survived by his loving wife Joan, his sons David (Toni), Mark, step-children Joanne, Mike (Cora-lee) and Frank, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grand-daughter Terah in 1979 and son Peter in 2001.
A special thank you to Dr. I. Pretorius and staff at Central Square Medical Clinic, Dr. E. Bastien and staff of Smithers Community Cancer Service, Vancouver and Abbotsford Cancer Clinics and their staffs, Bulkley Valley Hospital staff, Home and Community Pallative Care Nurses, Bulkley Valley Hospice Society.
There won’t be any public memorial service as requested in his will.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home and Community Pallative Care, at Bulkley Valley Hospital or the Bulkley Valley Hospice Society, P.O. Box 8, 3862D Broadway Avenue.