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Official Obituary of

Bertha Marie (Arseneault) Finnigan

March 29, 1922 ~ March 22, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Bertha Finnigan Obituary

Bertha passed away peacefully March 22, 2023, with Lynn and Glenn by her side at Comox Valley Seniors Village in Courtenay, British Columbia.

Born March 29, 1922, in Rogersville, New Brunswick.  She was the second oldest in a family of nine, the children of Christine and Willie Arseneault. Following the Great Depression and World War II she married Leandre Finnigan also of Rogersville NB.

The two were married in Rogersville, on June 11, 1946. Early in their marriage Leandre joined the RCAF and took on the nick name Pat because they didn’t know how to say Leandre. Together they raised nine children same order as her siblings in the Arseneault family.  They moved from Chatham NB to St Magarettes NB, to Ottawa ON and finally Carleton Place ON after Leandre’s retirement.

In 1970 Leandre passed away and at a young age Bertha was widowed penny-less with 9 Children. 

Bertha’s faith was strong and continued to raise her family until they were out on their own.  Over the years she lost her three youngest sons at different times.  She remained strong for her family. Bertha was determined not to be a burden on her family and over the years lived independently in Montreal Quebec, Cumberland BC, Carleton Place Ontario and finally Courtenay British Columbia.

Remembered and cherished by her beloved children Joann (Steve) Myrchak of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Irene (Gilles) Richard of Ingleside Ontario, Donald (Lynda) Finnigan of Carleton Place Ontario, Jimmy (Birgit) Finnigan of South River Ontario, Christine (Claud) Bertrand of St. Hypolite Quebec and Lynn (Glen) Moseley of Courtenay BC. Daughters in Law Anna (Billy) Finnigan of Georgetown Ontario, Denise (Paul) Houard of Montreal Quebec.

Grand children Robert (Melanie) Myrchak, Rodney Myrchak, Denise Richard, Nick (Kim) Richard, Angela Finnigan, Adam Finnigan, Andrew (Lindsay) Finnigan, Mark Finnigan, Stephan Bertrand, Chantal Bertrand, Koti Finnigan, Michael Finnigan, Matthew Finnigan.

She will also be fondly remembered by her brothers and sisters, in-laws, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family, and many friends.  She is reunited in peace with her husband & her three sons: Bill, Eddie & Paul.  


7pm – 9pm Friday, March 31, 2023.

9 am -10 am Saturday April 1, 2023.

“La Colombe” 11325 Route 126, Rogersville, New Brunswick


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Francoise de Salle Church, Rogersville NB

11 am Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Interment will be in the cemetery of: Saint Francoise de Salle Rogersville NB


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