Bertram Abram (Bert) Olmstead
March 22, 1933 – July 23, 2020
It is with great love and sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Bert Passed away at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his Mother and Father, Cora (Dempsey) and Vernon Olmstead, along with his sisters Jean (Shareski), brother Ross and sister Shirley (Johannesson)
He leaves his wife Patricia (Milne), son Leslie (partner Erica), daughter Karen (partner Murray), and son Stuart to cherish his memory, along with grandson Andrew (wife Tasha), and great granddaughter Madison and brothers Lorne (Ruby) and Jim (Grace).
Bert farmed with his brother Ross until his sudden passing. His son Leslie joined the family farm at that time and they worked together for many years. Bert retired from farming in 2003, but was still active around the the homestead. He started rebuilding buggies, carriages and sleds from his youth. The first buggy he rebuilt was the one he rode to school in as a child. This buggy was subsequently given to his Grandson Andrew and is now in use at the Dauphin Bible Camp to this day.
Bert had a love for old tractors and trucks. Bert's pride and joy was his Blue 1957 Chevy truck that he had saved and rebuilt in the 1980's. He loved to attend auction sales, whether to buy something specific or just visit and have a piece of pie. He would frequently be found at the local coffee shops, enjoying a visit with his many friends and neighbours. On many a Saturday night, Bert could be found cutting a rug at the local Legion and enjoying the camaraderie and music. He was a charter member of the Carberry Elks Club and was very proud of the work they had done in the community over the years. He was deeply honoured to receive his 50 year pin along with several of his life long friends and cousins who had helped start the club. He enjoyed a good visit, meeting new people, family get togethers and birthday celebrations.
Bert went in to care in the spring of 2019, spending several months at the Deloraine Care Home where he made new friends. In January he was able to come home to Carberry, residing in the Care Home. He was comforted by familiar faces of the other residents and the staff that knew him which took such good care of him.
Bert passed away peacefully in the early morning of July 23, 2020, with family by his side. We would like to thank the staff and doctors at the Carberry Care Home for their care and compassion in taking care of our Bert.
A service with family, neighbours, and friends followed by an afternoon come and go memorial was held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Carberry Fair Grounds.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Carberry Care Home or Carberry Palliative Care.
We would like to thank everyone who has expressed their condolences upon the passing of our Bert. Your kind words have brought life to the memories you have shared.
Thank you, one and all.
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Carberry Care Home
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