CURTIS, Bertram Vincent ‘Bert’ –
Passed away at Chaffey Aged Care, Merbein, on June 25, 2019, aged 93 years. Much loved husband of Nola (dec). Loving father and father-in-law of Zena and Keith, Dale and Kath, Eugene and Judy (dec). Loved Grandad of Ben, Ian, David and Ross; Peter, Emma, Matthew, Katrina and Laura; Rachel and Sarah; and their partners. Great-Grandad of 11.
‘Reunited with Nola’
Family and friends of the late Mr Bertram Vincent Curtis are respectfully informed that his funeral service will be conducted at the Church of Christ, Tenth Street, Mildura, on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 10.30am. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to the Merbein Lawn Cemetery.
Bert and Nola were very special people in our lives, a great support to our family. Bert was such a valuable local historian and wonderful story teller, a gentleman. Sincere condolences to his family, he will be sadly missed. Chris and Ron Leamon, Amy, Miles and Chloe.June 27, 2019
As I contemplate losing you from our lives its made me think how much we all change. The man that you were… free, roaming across outback Australia. The husband you became making a new life with all your worldly possessions packed into the back of a WW2 jeep. Making a home and the husband became a father and a farmer with family and responsibilities. The grandfather who held is first baby grandson, a grandson that remembers time on the farm with joy and warmth… golden moments of my life. And then late in life, a Great Grandfather. We could see the joy in your eyes as you held the newest members of your family.
In the last few months you told me how much you loved the sound of children in the hospital, because it reminded you of when your children were young. You told me you missed Nana so terribly much since we lost her.
You were my last connection to some of my most treasured memories. Maybe that’s why it hurts so much.
You lived well and you lived long. Goodbye for now grandad. We love you. RIP.June 28, 2019