Jul 16, 1928 – Nov 21, 2017
Bernard (Bernie) Lloyd Bergstrom passed away peacefully in his home in Kamloops on November 21st, 2017 at the age of 89.
Bernie was predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen (Pelletier) in 2002, after 45 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his sisters Dorothy, Barbara and Lillian.
Bernie is survived by his four sons Ken (Heather), Barry (Eva), Randy (Naomi) and Rick; and grandchildren Darren, Trisha, Tanya, Brandy, Delaney, Corrina, Curtis, Mitchell, Brandon, Ashley, Dustin and Karlee, as well as numerous great grandchildren.
Bernie was born in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on July 16, 1928 to Nels and Mabel Bergstrom.
He married his wife Kathleen in 1957 while beginning his career with the British Columbia Department of Highways. Bernie was a faithful civil servant until he retired in Savona, BC in 1987.
He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his large family and many friends, Sunday breakfasts, and in his later years, road trips throughout BC with his dear friend, Fay McGill.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the renal unit of Royal Inland Hospital and all of his devoted caregivers over the last year.
Bernie will be laid to rest next to Kathleen in Hope, BC.
A gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernie’s name to the Royal Inland Hospital or to a charity of choice.