Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Donald Jeffrey Bergstrom

18 November, 196112 May, 2020

Died May 12, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, the same hospital he was born in, on November 18, 1961. Don was the seventh of seven children born to Elisabeth and Arnold Bergstrom, (both predeceased) of Whitby, Ontario. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barb (née Montgomery), two beloved children, Brendan and Rachel, sister-in-law Bev, mother-in-law Ann Montgomery, siblings Ingrid, John, Dave and Ray Bergstrom, as well as many nieces and nephews. Two additional brothers, Tom and Bill are predeceased. Scores of friends Donny grew up with in Port Whitby also mourn his passing. He left us too early. Donny was a dedicated, strong man through all the challenges life threw his way. He was a determined, laugh-loving child and adult who loved the Toronto Maple Leafs as much as sitting by a lake with a fishing pole dangling in the water. He spent many years as a PNA at Whitby Psychiatric Hospital (now known as Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences) before attending Durham College in the early 90s to graduate as an RPN. His commitment to Ontario Shores was strong and in all, he provided over 35 years of total service there, following in the footsteps of his mom, "Betty B" and his brother Bill.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held this coming summer, TBD. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Don’s grieving family.


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Sharon Williams

7 June 2020

Just heard about Don so sorry for your loss Barb. Worked many years with Don, great nurse always talked about his love for you. RIP Don

Susan Terry

6 June 2020

So sorry for your loss Barb, Don always spoke of you and the kids with so much love, may your memories help you through this difficult time. He was a dedicated health care professional whose kindness to all was his hallmark.

Ruth Ann Brown

29 May 2020

Barb, and family. Sorry for your loss. I only worked with Don occasionally but it was always a pleasure. Sending virtual hugs

Patricia Power

17 May 2020

Barb, Brendan and Rachel,
We were sorry to hear the sad news of Donnie's passing. Please note that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences.

Patricia, Barry
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Michelle Neuman

17 May 2020

I worked with Don for many years on DDS. He always spoke so lovingly about his family and was a lot of fun to work with. Please except my condolences for your loss of Don. He has gone much to soon.

Hazel Pritchard

16 May 2020

Barb & family, I am are deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time... Celebrating a lovely gentleman and a kind caring nurse. Wishing you comfort in your memories.
Hazel Pritchard

Thomas Daniels

14 May 2020

It was a honor and pleasure to have worked side by side for many years with Don. I am saddened to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to his Family. He will surely be missed. Don was great with the patients and a great member of the Teams he worked on.

Good-Bye, my friend.

Thomas M. Daniels, RN

Nancy Whipp

13 May 2020

My sincere sympathy to the bergstrom family, I used to work with Don, he was an awesome nurse and great person to talk too. I am sure he will be sadly missed by his family. He was a lot of fun with a great sense of humour and very inspiring, May you be at peace Don.

Sharon McNab

13 May 2020

Don and I worked together at Ontario Shores. Deeply sadden upon hearing of Don's passing. My deepest condolences to Don's family and trust you will find peace and comfort in your memories of Don.


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