Leduc resident celebrates 100th birthday

100th birthday celebration for Bertrand (Bert) Berube

  • Jan. 20, 2016 6:00 p.m.

On January 1 a small birthday celebration was held in Extendicare to celebrate Bert Berube's 100th birthday with family and close friends.

On January 1 a small birthday celebration was held in Extendicare to celebrate Bert’s 100th birthday with family and close friends. He was pleasantly surprised by the Knights of Columbus and their wives who came to join in on the celebration.

To blow out his candles, Martial Berube brought a model of a walking plow, which he made for his grandfather Joe Berube, Bert’s uncle,  on his 100th birthday.  Bert was the second person to blow out the original candles.

Bert was born in Beaumont and when he was a few months old his family moved to Lac La Biche where his father owned a store. At the age of 5 he went to the convent at the Lac La Biche mission. He completed his education at the Jesuit college in Edmonton.     In 1931 he moved to a farm in Leduc which his father purchased and in 1945 he married  Margaret McInnis and they took over the farm.  In 1966 they moved to Leduc. Realizing he was much too young to retire he worked at  auctions for Herb Sept and started a career in real estate. Bert  was elected to town council in 1968 and after one year was appointed chairman of public works. After spending  nine years on the city council he was then appointed a position on the hospital board and soon became chairman. He spent 12 years on the hospital board and was also chairman of the Leduc Strathcona Health Unit for five years.

Bert was the son of Alcide Berube and Emma Soucy and  had a younger  sister Marcelle and an older brother Ft. Roland Berube.

Always active, he belonged to the Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge.

Bert loved life. He loved to travel and loves to be with family and friends. He sang with the St. Michaels church choir and various other singing groups. Bert and Margaret entertained extensively, whether it be with their numerous card groups or dinner parties with friends or family. He also loved history and geography and his knowledge was extensive from all his reading and traveling.

 

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