BARTSCH, Sister Mary Albert, School Sister of Notre Dame - Died at Notre Dame Convent on April 13, 2017 at the age of 97 and in her 78th year as a School Sister of Notre Dame.
Predeceased by her parents Albert and Armella (Bichler) Bartsch, her brothers, Albert, Carl, George, Nicholas, John and her sisters, Rose Forrest and Amelia Leibel.
Lovingly remembered by the members of her religious community and many nieces and nephews.
Sister Mary Albert was born in Salvador, Saskatchewan. She entered Notre Dame Convent in Leipzig, Saskatchewan. After a few months she came to Waterdown to complete her formation as a School Sister of Notre Dame. From 1939 - 1986 Sister Mary Albert served as homemaker in convents in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and England.
For 24 years she was at Notre Dame Convent School, Lingfield, England. At this boarding and day school, she prepared meals for 70 boarders, as well as, a hot luncheon at noon for day students. In spite of long hours in the kitchen, she found additional time to work in the vegetable garden. She also typed essays for the sisters who were studying.
In 1986 Sister Mary Albert went to Saskatoon where she visited the elderly in nursing homes. In 2008 she moved to Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown.
In her retirement Sister Mary Albert enjoyed her piano lessons. Her computer kept her in touch with family and friends in Saskatchewan. Throughout her life Sister Mary Albert readily helped others in whatever way she could meet their needs.
Visitors will be received at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown on Monday, April 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place there on Tuesday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m. Interment in at Notre Dame Convent Cemetery.