Tribute to wife keeps growing

John Hall, who painted the roof tiles on his Sans Souci house so his so his late wife Berta could "see it better from heaven", has  improved the view by adding some toy cars. Picture: james Alcock
John Hall, who painted the roof tiles on his Sans Souci house so his so his late wife Berta could "see it better from heaven", has improved the view by adding some toy cars. Picture: james Alcock

THE neat fibro home at Sans Souci, with a sign at the entrance reading Our Berta's Corner, has become even easier to spot from afar.

Following the death of his wife 16 years ago, John Hall painted the roof tiles in bright colours so his wife could "look down from heaven and see how much I love her".

In recent months, Mr Hall has enhanced the spectacle by securing children's cars to the carport.

"I found them on rubbish collections and thought they would be a novelty for kids to point out," he said.

The house, on the corner of Riverside Drive and Tuffy Avenue, attracts plenty of attention from those using the walking and cycle path across the road.

Mr Hall, 94, who lives with his son Warren, recently spent 10 days in St George Hospital after a stroke.

However, he insisted he was "in pretty good health".

"I'm aiming to get to 100 and then I will go upstairs and be with Berta for all time," he said.

Mr Hall marks the anniversary of his wife's death on October 18 each year by placing a poem in the Leader's In Memoriam column.

Have you visited Our Berta's Corner?

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