Berry, Geneva “Maxine”

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.

7 Comments

  1. Joy , Lionel & families, thinking of you all at this difficult time as you reflect, with love, laughter and fond memories of your Mom.
    Jerry & Debbie Jones

  2. Joy and Lionel. We send our sincere condolences as you say goodbye to Maxine. I’m sure she will find someone to play crib with. Kirk recalls playing crib with her on your pontoon boat. She will be missed. Kirk and Carol Kettles

  3. One great lady..what a fighter..Will be greatly missed.. Our condolences to Joy & Lional, Forest and Blaine..

    Bo and Lillian

  4. Sending much love to you all❤ Maxine and shared many moments that I will cherish always.

  5. Joy, Lionel and families, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was loved by all of us who got to know her. Her and I would spend whole afternoons visiting, laughing and playing music on the iPad. I’ll miss her immensely. Lots of love to you all. Janice Gardiner

  6. So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You were very blessed to live so close to her & be able to spend lots of time together. My thoughts are with you and Lionel.

  7. Our thoughts are with you, Lionel, Forrest, Brenda and Blaine and families.♥️. We hold such special memories of Maxine close to our hearts. Will always remember her laughter, her singing with here Q Chord and all the games of crib we shared. Maxine will dearly be missed ♥️

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