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.

Online Condolences

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