Ronald Bertsch, a long time resident of Rosebud/Drumheller area went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 14th, 2021 at the age of 86.
Ron was born June 30th, 1934 at Rosebud, Alberta to Alvina and Arthur Bertsch. He, along with his brother Llewelyn, was raised on the family farm north of Rosebud. Ron married the love of his life, Vivian Henschel on June 25th, 1960 and they raised their family, while farming at Rosebud. Ron and Viv retired to Drumheller in 2004.
Ron leaves behind his loving wife, Vivian, after almost 61 years of marriage. He also leaves to mourn, his children Dawn (Robert) Bancroft, Cameron (Deanne) Bertsch, Brent (Jennifer) Bertsch and Jason (Ashley) Bertsch; his grandchildren Renee (Brad) Storch, Brianne, Derek (Karen) Bancroft, Emily, Erin, Kiara, Tavia Bertsch and Trent Fredrickson and his great grandchildren Eden and Autumn.
Ron also leaves to mourn his brother Llewelyn (Joyce) Bertsch.
Ron ran the Rosebud Post office with Viv for many years and was a bus driver for Wheatland County for 44 years. He was a dedicated community member, a Rosebud Lion, a Rosebud Historical Society board member and a Drumheller Co-op board member. He was the MC at the Annual Rosebud Christmas Concert for years.
Ron was an amazing storyteller, who loved a great joke. He listened intently to people and when he spoke he did so with purpose and care. He shared his talent and love for music with many, singing in church and in the community as part of a quartet or gathering his children and grandchildren to sing together at family events.
Due to Covid, no service will be held at this time. Condolences, tributes and photos can be shared with Courtney-Winters Funeral home.
Our families would like to extend their gratitude to the nursing staff, and all hospital staff, as well as Dr. Mateer and Dr. Veronique Ram. Words hardly seem adequate for the excellent care and concern dad received.