Bertrum James STRAIN


Bertrum James

Jan. 27, 1923 – April 14, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bertrum James Strain of Stettler, Alberta at the age of 91. Bert passed away quietly in his sleep in his hometown Stettler, Alberta. Bert was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to parents George and Lydia Strain. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II and later married Dorothy Harty on May 7, 1949 in Lethbridge. They moved to Stettler in 1954. His contributions to education were enormous and respected by many. Bert is survived by his brother Art Strain (Eva); sister in law Clara; children Joan Uhrich (Ian), Rick Strain (Diane), Bob Strain (Jackie), Carolyn Cheetham (David), son-in-law Garth Gunther; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bert was predeceased by his wife Dorothy; their first child Audrey Gunther and his brother Doug Strain. Prayer Services to be held Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 P.M. at Christ King Parish, 4916 – 54 St., Stettler, Alberta. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Christ King Parish. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke, Audrey Gunther Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund or charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. To send or view condolences to Bert’s family please visit

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