Clifford Mervyn Bergman
9 February , 1939 – 27 June , 2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clifford (Cliff) Bergman at the age of 79. Cliff passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital in the afternoon of June 27th with family by his side. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Cliff was born in Maidstone, Saskatchewan on February 9th, 1939 one of five siblings. He married the love of his life on April 15th, 1963 and together they raised their 6 children. He was a well respected and dedicated member of the RCMP for 31 years, working in a number of detachments in BC including Burns Lake and the lower mainland until settling in Abbotsford in 1969. After retiring from the RCMP, Cliff became a BC Liquor Inspector for 10 years and then started his own consulting business.
Cliff loved the outdoors. He looked forward to his yearly hunting trips with his friends. He loved fishing, canoeing and tending to his garden and his tomato plants. Cliff was also an avid curler spending many evenings with friends at the Abbotsford Curling Club. He also enjoyed his time spent with ‘the boys’ at the ‘hole-in-the-wall’ sharing stories, jokes, dinner and card games over a pop or two. Cliff had a large circle of friends and cherished every moment with them. He really loved his family as it grew to include grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cliff is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Anne, his sons Christopher (Yvonne), Alexander (Colleen), Dominic (Denise), Nicholas and his daughters Marie-Claire and Naomi (Tom). Grandchildren Tyler (Brittany), Colton, Aaron, Olivia, Liam, Madelyn, Taylor, Cameron and Brett. Great-grandchildren Hannah and Ryder.
Cliff is now reunited with his parents Emil and Helen, brother David and sisters Claire, Ann and Hazel.
The family would like to thank the staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their care and support while Cliff was there.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 pm at the “Hole-in-the-Wall” 3807 Eldridge Road, Abbotsford.
Clifford Mervyn Bergman
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Shell and Marie Payton
7 July 2018
I worked with Cliff in the LCLB area for a number of years. His steady, reliable and solid support was outstanding throughout. You could always rely on Cliff.
Our condolences to you and your family. May God Bless you all in this time.
Mike de Kroon
6 July 2018
I remember Cliff as my first minor hockey coach, Nicholas was on the team (RCMP Centennials).
He would still spot me across a restaurant 10 years later when I was in my late teens & come over & say hi.
That is class in my books!
Condolences to the family.