Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2013 at the age of 90. Cherished husband of Mary (Johnston-2010) for 65 years. Loving father of George (Mary) and Don (Linda) of Metcalfe. Proud Poppa and Grandpa of Kristi, Becky (Nicholas), Matthew (Christina), Andrew, Logan and Nathan. Great-grandfather of Bailey Harris and special Poppa of J.P., Sara, Adele and Elise. Much loved by Carol Merrett. Bert retired from the Department of National Revenue, Taxation Division after a very distinguished career. He was the former Director-General of Special Investigations; Director of Taxation Windsor, Hamilton and Vancouver. He was a Life Member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants. Past Master Central Lodge #402 A.F. & A.M.; Life Member Ottawa Lodge of Perfection; Ottawa Valley Murray Chapter Rose Croix, 32nd Degree, Ottawa Consistory; Member A.A.O.N.M.S. Mocha Temple, London; Member and former Treasurer Moramos Shrine Club; Member Sun Parlor Shrine Club; Proud past-member of the Windsor Oriental Band. Bert served many years as the Treasurer of the Essex County Shrine Circus. Very special thanks to the staff of Royal Oak Nursing Home, Kingsville for their many years of assistance and understanding. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex would be appreciated. Visiting Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Masonic service at (time). Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca


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