Berta Soderholm was born Bertta Peramaki in Finland in 1918. Bertha emigrated to Canada with her parents in 1928. They first settled in Alberta where her father worked as a farm labourer. In 1928, the moved to Webster’s Corners, British Columbia. Soderholm married fisher Uuno Soderholm in Vancouver. She raised her children and worked at Berryland Canning, where plums, peaches, pears and apples grown in Maple Ridge were processed. She was active in both the union and the Finnish community. Soderholm passed away in 2009 at Maple Ridge Seniors Village.