Farming Rural 21

Albert "Bert" Murray Pomfret

July 30, 1922 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 99)

Obituary

Bert Pomfret passed away peaceful surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan, SK. He was born July 30, 1922, on the family farm in the Haliburton District. Bert was the second child of Frank & Olive Pomfret. He attended Haliburton School until the age of 13 then began working for neighboring farmers. In 1944, when his parents moved to B.C., Bert purchased the family farm and started farming on his own.  On November 28, 1950, Bert married the love of his life, Dorothy Nadiger. Their marriage was blessed with one daughter, Gwen. Bert and Dorothy farmed for many years with his father-in-law Arthur Nadiger and later their son-in-law Dave Robson.

In the early 90's, they stated travelling to Mesa, Arizona, every winter and continued for 27 years.  It was there he became know as the bike man - fixing bikes from around the park they lived in.  He attended daily coffee row, weekly country music jam sessions at the hall and was always lending a hand for set up of the park's country store, so Dorothy could sell her jams and buns.  They made many friends from across the nation during their time there.

In 2001 they retired to Humboldt.  There he enjoyed daily coffee at A & W and spent countless hours in their yard and garden.

Bert was very community minded. He was a member of many organizations including the Haliburton Community Club and served as a trustee and chairman for the Haliburton School Board. He was an early member of the Jansen-Esk Credit Union and served on the Board of Directors for many years.

Bert was a gentle and caring man. He always thought of others before himself, as their happiness made him happy.  His positive attitude brought light into many situations.  He loved his family dearly and was very proud of them.

Bert will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife DOROTHY, his daughter, two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren:

Gwen (Dave) Robson and family; Allison (Shawn) Bartel and children Cade, Kaylin, and Mesa; Darryl (Danielle) Robson and children Ava, Keaton, and Drew

Bert is predeceased by his parents Frank and Olive Pomfret; parents-in-law Arthur and Olive Nadiger; brother Don Pomfret, and sister Verna (Dick) Green; sister-in-law Helen (Mack) Barron; and numerous friends.

A Funeral Service for Albert was held Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jansen Community Centre, officiated by Deacon Jack Robson. Memorial donations in Bert’s memory may be directed to the Nokomis Ag Society.  Interment will be at a later date.

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