McFadden, George & Bertha #186

Honoured by Jack McFadden.

In Memory of George and Bertha McFadden who somehow managed to raise and educate four sons and one daughter during the Great Depression and World War II. They were and are revered by sons Bert (deceased), Jack, Bill (deceased), and Bob and daughter Sheila (deceased) for their self -sacrifice, understanding and support. They showed us by example that we could get by on little, yet have much to give to others.

George was born in Trout Creek and, except for two years during the war working on the Canol Pipeline out west, was employed in the North Bay area as a truck driver and heavy vehicle operator, retiring from the North Bay Airport in 1965. Bertha was born near Perth, Ontario, and graduated as a teacher fron North Bay Normal School. Despite having to forego teaching while raising a family, she began teaching again as a supply teacher when she was about 60, learning to drive a car at that time as well.