It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Corbett, beloved mother, sister, cousin and aunt, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, with her loving daughter by her side.
Born on August 5, 1926 in Sydney, Gertie was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Florence (Moules) Bonner. She is survived by her daughter, Colleen; sister, Florence (Dodie) Dalton; sister-in-law, Theresa MacLean; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Besides her parents, Gertie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Ambrose on August 26, 2013.
Gertie was a longtime parishioner of St. Theresa’s Church and a 40-year member of the CWL.
At Gertie’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. Theresa’s Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. A reception following the Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s hall. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gertie may be made to Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My sincere condolences to Colleen and family on your loss..may Gertie rest in peace
From: Bernadette Sampson
Colleen…so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences on the passing of your mum.
From: Frank Coffin
Colleen, so sorry for the loss of your mom.. She was such a beautiful, gentle lady.
From: Barbara & Lawrence MacDonald
Colleen we are so very sorry..Mrs Corbett as we referred to her
Was a great neighbour and friend..she will be missed
Colleen this is Jim’s brother Andy & Donna
We are so sorry for your loss. Both your parents were beautiful people! Many good memories from years ago. God Bless you and your family❤️🙏❤️
So sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace
Colleen, never easy for words during times like these, especially for someone we deeply care for. Mom certainly is with the angles, looking down upon us and smiling with her long lost friends. Gertie was always there for everyone and welcomed everyone with open arms and plenty of goodies to munch on! Know that she is finally resting in peace with those she loved that have passed and she will always be looking down upon us as she did throughout her life. She certainly was welcomed home by the angles that she so profoundly represented here on earth during her lifetime of giving. Love, Jim & Mary
Coleen, so sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss Colleen Your Mother was A Lovely Lady!
Sorry for your loss Marie, Dodie and family. She looks so much like your mother Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.🙏-Elaine (Dalton)Evely
Colleen, so sorry for your great loss. Your Mom was a wonderful women . Always had a beautiful smile
Colleen, Sincere Condolences on the loss of your mother. Gertie was a true lady. She played cards sometimes with my mother Margaret Colford and I knew her also at CWL St.Theresa’s. Sincerely Dianne Colford MacAskill