March 6, 1929 – July 1, 2021
at the age of 92 years
We are sad to announce the passing of Geneva “Maxine” (Max) Berry on July 1, 2021 at 92 years of age. Mom was born on March 6, 1929 in Stettler, Alberta to Forrest and Sylvia Tucker. The youngest of 5 children, they lived on a farm in Endiang, Alberta. In 1943 Mom moved with her parents to BC and in 1948 she moved to Kamloops. It was here that she met the love of her life, Allan Berry. According to them it was Dad’s nice car and great teeth and Mom’s beautiful auburn hair and love of dancing that caused the sparks to fly. Mom and Dad were married in June 1951 and built their first home in North Kamloops. In 1968 we moved to an acreage in Barnhartvale. Mom was a farm girl at heart and loved caring for her farm animals. When the time came to downsize, they built a home in Sunnybrae Properties near Salmon Arm. When Dad passed away in 2004, Mom moved into Salmon Arm and later to Armstrong.
Once Dad semi -retired, they traveled a lot. From Alaska to Arizona with various fifth wheels to cruises in the Caribbean, their motto was “we’re never lost when we’re together”. Mom loved music and would play the spoons and sing every chance she got. A game of crib was always expected when you visited her. She will be remembered for her infectious and hearty laugh that would fill the room. Her strong faith as a Jehovah’s Witness and the knowledge of being resurrected into a better world kept her going through many health issues.
Mom was predeceased by Dad, her parents and siblings (Ross, Deward, Marie and Frank). She is survived by her three children: Forrest (Brenda), Joy Aadland (Lionel) and Blaine as well as grand and great-grandchildren.
We quietly laid Mom to rest next to Dad in the Mount Ida Cemetery in Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House in Vernon.