2013 Deceased Member — Berta (Zixin) Xu

In Memory of Berta (Zixin) Xu

Berta (Zixin) Xu, passed away peacefully at The Ottawa General Hospital on September 21, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 28. She leaves behind her loving parents.

Berta graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 and subsequently worked at Munich Re in Toronto. She attained her Fellowship in 2012, having persevered through years of treatment.

Best friend to many, her genuine compassion, warmth, kindness and courageous pursuit of life, love, friendship and happiness remain an inspiration to all those that knew her. Facing every situation with hope and openness, she truly lived up to her Chinese name, Zi Xin, which means “The Heart of an Innocent Child.” She was a true romantic, whose faith in the happy ending never diminished, earning her the nickname of “Disney.” The lives that she changed with her beautiful spirit, patient advice, and sunny smile are her greatest legacy. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Her family and friends thank the wonderful medical team that helped her during her final journey.