Alberta "Bertie" Szczomak

Saturday, August 15th, 1931 Saturday, May 29th, 2021

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Obituary for Alberta "Bertie" Cecilia Mary Szczomak

Alberta “Bertie” Szczomak
August 15, 1931- May 29, 2021

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear beloved mother, Alberta Cecilia Mary Szczomak “Close eyes” on May 29, 2021 at the age of 89.

Alberta was born in Port Arthur, Ontario to Albert Krouse and Mary (nee Meservier) Krouse on August 15, 1931. She started working at the General Hospital for 11 years as a first cook and she went on to Dawson Court Home for the Aged for 19 years, retiring in 1989.

Alberta married Alex Szczomak, November 1954 and they had 2 children, a daughter, and a son. They met at a dance and were married 26 years. She loved cooking, family dinners, music, dancing, gardening and was very fond of animals. She had numerous pets.

Alberta was all about family and it showed in her generous spirit and nature. She took the best care of her family and loved them with all her heart and soul. She was a kind, compassionate and patient woman to everyone who knew her. Over the years, Alberta fought more than her fair share of health-related battles.

Alberta is survived by her daughter Anne LeBlanc (Réal), Alex Szczomak (Gail), granddaughter Alexis and great granddaughter Charlotte.

She was predeceased by her husband Alex Szczomak, father Albert Krouse, mother Mary Krouse and sister Eunice Krouse in infancy.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers; Dr. Michano-Stewart, Dr. Abu-Bakare, Dr. Watson, Dr. Silverberg, Dr. Lai, Dr. Skunta, Paramed – Alina and Monika, nurses and staff at Hogarth Riverview Manor Transition Unit – Tera, and Sargent and Son, especially Samantha and Michael.

Those wishing to attend the service virtually may do so by going to the Sargent and Son Facebook page.
Due to current restrictions, the family had a beautiful private service on June 4, 2021 with Father Luigi officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alberta’s memory to Our Hearts at Home campaign, an animal shelter or any Animal Rescue of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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David Iwanyszyn

Our sincere condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. David, Kateryna Iwanyszyn and Family.
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Wendy Gordon

Anne, Alex, Alexis, Charlotte & Families, My heartfelt condolences go out to you all on the loss of such a beautiful, spirited, humorous woman. I will never forget the times when visiting Thunder Bay and my mum (Iris) and your mum would get together, along with myself, oh what a pair those two were when they got together, never a dull moment, what a hoot! They just clicked so well. I remember thinking how happy I was that my mum had such a great friend as your mum. I'm also happy that I got to see your mum/grandmum the last time I was in Thunder Bay. I'm sure she was so welcomed with open arms by her friend Iris who passed in 2005 and I'm sure they're up to their old antics! I can almost hear them laughing it up!
Wendy Gordon, BC
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Ellen LaFroy

Sorry to hear about your mother's passing, Alex and Anne. - Gary LaFroy
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Patty Hnatiw

So Sorry to hear of your loss . Thoughts and prayers are with Anne, Alex and families.
Patty Hnatiw
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