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Alberta "Bertie" Pauline Cooke


Alberta "Bertie" Pauline Cooke

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Alberta Pauline Cooke, wife of Carson Cooke, L'Etang, which occurred on August 9, 2022 at the Fundy Nursing Home. Born on September 9, 1926, she was the second youngest and the last surviving member of the twelve children born to Robert and Ethel (Seamans) Parks of St. George, NB.

Bertie, as she was called, was an active member in her church, St. Mark's Anglican for over 75 years. She was a woman of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Christ's love, the beauty and peace that would be hers following her passing. She was a member of the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association for many years and enjoyed the meetings and the socialization.

She loved nothing more than the time she spent entertaining her family and friends. She particularly loved it when her home was filled with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren . She was a wonderful cook and her love for her family and friends was demonstrated through the countless meals and desserts she made for them, always keeping in mind the favorites' of each person visiting.

Bertie was also a member of a quilting circle. The quilts she gifted to her family members will be forever treasured as heirlooms from her. She enjoyed music, and could be found listening and singing along to gospel or Engelbert Humperdinck, which were her favourites.

Bertie is survived by her husband: Carson, in their 79th year of marriage; sons: Terrance (Elaine) Cooke of Miramichi NB, Conrad (Sheila) Cooke of St. George NB, Roger (Edna) Cooke of Halifax NS, and Timothy Cooke of L'Etang NB; grandchildren: Sharon Cooke of Quispamsis NB, Stephen (Lissa) Cooke of Miramichi NB, Andrew (Erin) Cooke of Grand Bay NB, Adam (Jennifer) Cooke of Chase BC, Bradley Cooke of St. Stephen NB, Heather (Matt) Grossnickle of Cobble Hill BC, David (Nikita) Cooke of Sidney BC and Ian Cooke of Ottawa ON; great-grandchildren: Christopher Cooke of Moncton NB, Alex and Griffin Cooke of St. George NB, Aidan Cooke of Saint John NB and Owen Cooke of Chase BC.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son, Dawson Cooke; brothers: Robert, Douglas, Raymond, Hugh, Tilley and Hazen; sisters: Rose, Sarah, Ethel, Lila and Lillian and all their spouses.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Resting at the funeral home with visiting on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 2-5 pm. The service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 11:00 am with Rev. Kevin Borthwick officiating followed by the interment in the St. George Rural Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following the interment at the Presbyterian Kirk Hall, St. George NB. For those who wish, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Mark's Anglican Church or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. The service for Bertie will be live streamed and can be viewed by logging on to and clicking on Bertie's obituary.
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Service Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. George Funeral Home Chapel, St. George NB

August 16, 2022
Visitation Time
2-5 pm
Visitation Location
St. George Funeral Home, St. George NB

Burial Location
St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB

Requested Charity
St. Mark's Anglican Church or Donor's Choice