Bertha E. “Berdie” Reid
Bertha Emily Reid, 91, of Woodland, formerly of Longview, passed away peacefully Nov 27, 2017, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver.
She was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Sacramento, Calif., to Helia (Wiest) Borchardt and Bruno E. Borchardt. She always spoke most fondly of her stepfather, Bill Fournier. Berdie spent her years enjoying the great outdoors. She loved all animals, always making friends with the birds and wildlife she encountered daily. Her best childhood memories involved her beloved horse, Rex. Berdie took great pride in her yard and loved working in her flower beds throughout the years. Known for her kindness and sweet smile, she always wished her dear friends and family to “Just be happy!”
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jerry Arnold; a brother, Robert Fournier; and a son, Cliff Wesley.
Berdie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Russell; two daughters, Sandra Schoenhals of Kelowna, B.C., and Lori Smith (Jay) of Woodland; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed.
At her request, there will be no service.