Bertha MAy Guttinger

Born: Sat., Sep. 22, 1923
Died: Sun., Dec. 11, 2016

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Bertha May Guttinger  
A resident of Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island.
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre Mindemoya on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at the age of 93.
Born to May Furrer Weir and Johann Furrer, on September 22nd, 1923.
Beloved wife  of Hans Guttinger ( predeceased).
Originally from Switzerland, Bertha and Hans immigrated to Toronto Canada 1957. They then moved to Sudbury where they were employed for many years.
Bertha and Hans enjoyed visiting the island and in 1991 they purchased a waterfront home in Mindemoya.
Bertha loved and enjoyed her dogs, birds and all wildlife. At 93 she was still actively using her computer.
Bertha will be sadly missed by her close friends.
Burial will take place in the spring.

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Erwin Thompson
   Posted Tue December 13, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Bertha's dear friends who showed so many ways of love in helping her maintain her independence. I first met Bertha when she asked me to officiate at Hans funeral. I have never met a woman who was so thankful for all she had experience in life and considered her friends her family. I will always cherish meeting this wonderful woman!

Yolanda Williamson (Zwygart)
   Posted Sun January 01, 2017
I am so very very sad today to learn of Bertha's passing.
In trying to reach her by phone today to wish her a Happy New Year, found her number no longer in service and expected fully that she had finally moved to a retirement home.
I am SO saddened to learn she has passed on.
Bertha (and Hans) were such an integral part of our lives in Sudbury. The Swiss community was limited and our families found each other and Hans and Bertha were always at my Mom's dinner table with us on ALL the special occasions.
She and my sister Anita (predeceased) were best friends.
Bertha's insane ability to train every one of her beloved dogs over the years to do amazing and unique tricks is a memory I will forever cherish.
I spoke with Bertha last, on her 923rd birthday in September. She was so sad as her sister had just passed away. We spoke of having a visit as I would be coming from Vancouver to Toronto (to see me Mom, who is 99) last October but decided it would be nicer in the spring when the ferry was in service again.....
My Dear and Lovely, Lovely Bertha, I will miss you madly!!!

carolyn mitchell
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
Bertha moved across the street from us when I was a young girl in Sudbury. I spent many evenings walking with Duke and her in the hills beside our house.
In Grade 7 she taught me how to make decorative soap decorations and this became a very successful little business selling them in front of the Beer Store. She was a beautiful seamstress and offered to make my Graduation dress in high school. It was absolutely gorgeous.
She was such a mentor and inspiration to me in those formative years. Once she moved away, we lost touch but recently had reconnected and exchange cards and the odd phone call. She was such a kind and gentle soul who had a major impact on my life. I am sure she is reunited with her loved ones and her adoring pets Tommy, Duke and Prince 1&2.
Please let me know when the memorial service will be held in the spring.

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