Gladys Hilda Bergen
October 2, 1931 ~ October 28, 2013
Gladys Hilda Bergen passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
Gladys was born on October 2, 1931 to parents Gladys and Stanley Gowling in Morden, MB. She was raised and received her education here as well.
Gladys was a teacher and taught school in the area around Morden, until she married Frank Bergen in 1954 and they were married in Morden. At this time they started a family together and Gladys became a stay-at-home mother until her children were grown. After this she went back to work as a waitress, sales clerk and then a caregiver.
They moved around quite a bit, and their travels took them to Calgary, AB in 1969, back to Morden, MB in 1977, back to Alberta in 1989 and then finally Gladys settled in Creston, BC in 2007.
Gladys was very active and put her heart into everything she did. She was a member of the Royal Purple, the Rebekahs and the Bowness Seniors organization and when she moved to Creston she joined Krafty Kronys and the Creston Valley Quilter’s Guild.
She loved softball! She was on the Morden Whizbangs and was induced into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame. She also enjoyed hockey, golf, curling, sewing, crocheting, quilting and paper tole.
Gladys was predeceased by her husband Frank Bergen; sister Winnifred Normendeau; brother Stanley Gowling; and parents Gladys and Stanley Gowling.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children Winnifred (Ken) Pinchak of Arrowcreek, BC, Wendy (Kelly) Gerlitz of Red Deer, AB, Cameron (Della) Bergen of Ituna, SK and Garth Bergen of Vernon, BC; grandchildren Tasha Rules, Gregory Pinchak, Karen Pinchak, Mark Pinchak Cammie Bergen (Brian), Rene Bergen, Trevor Gerlitz and Kelsey Gerlitz ; great-grandchildren Devlyn and Lyam Ayotte along with numerous friends and extended family.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Guy Roy Celebrant. Interment of Ashes to take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Morden, MB.
Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the T.A.P.S. program, Box 187, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.