July 20, 1947 – June 6, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce that Dorothy Bergman peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 52 years Menno Bergman; three children, Jodi (Hugues), Lori, and Mark (Sam); and 13 grandchildren.
She is survived by her siblings, Dave, Danny, Irene, and Elsie Hiebert. Predeceased by her parents Susan and Isaac; and sister, Edna Hiebert.
Dorothy was born in Altona, Manitoba and was the second oldest of 6 children. The family worked hard creating and maintaining a life together. As a young girl, Dorothy was committed to her spiritual journey and enjoyed attending summer camps, Sunday school, youth gathering and singing in the choir. Church attendance and involvement was always a big part of her life and her original commitment to Christ was made at summer camp.
Ironically, she was baptized on June 6, 1965 - the same month and day of her passing into the arms of her savior.
Dorothy and Menno were married on May 6 1967, and moved to Winnipeg where she worked at CIBC in a variety of different roles until her retirement. She spent her time dedicated to her children and she was an active member of Gospel Mennonite Church, as well as serving food at Bethel place.
Dorothy was a lively and energetic woman who enjoyed a wide variety of hobbies including gardening, traveling, volunteering and cooking. Her love and commitment to her family and grandchildren were paramount as she lived a life of quietly blessing others. Grandma’s consistent dedication and presence to each of them will be greatly missed.
A viewing will be held on Sunday June 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home. Funeral Service is on Monday, June 10 at 11:00 am at Bethel Mennonite Church.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the hospital staff at the Health Sciences Centre and to all family and friends for their support and love through this journey.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
- Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019
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Ron & Martha S. James
June 17, 2019
Dear Menno and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. A person doesn't know what to say but our hearts are heavy with grief at Dorothy's sudden passing. She fought a brave fight and we will always remember her smile and gentle mannerisms. She will be watching over you all and when you see the brightest star, God has her in His hands.
Cousins Ron & Martha
June 8, 2019
Dorothy was a very special lady to me. Although we lost touch for a number of years, through her efforts we did reconnect several years ago. I am thankful to her family for accepting me in to see her this past week. I do miss her already. My sincere condolences to Menno and their family on this sudden loss.
June 8, 2019
I worked with her daughter, Lori, for a few years at Deloitte . My condolences, Lori, to you and your family.
June 7, 2019
We knew Menno and Dorothy from Gospel Mennonite Church. We have fond memories of getting to know them, especially as I (Gary) worked for them doing chain link fencing. Dorothy was always a friendly and kind person, who was a joy to visit with, whenever we happened to see each other. We appreciated her smile and caring attitude. When we think of a person of grace and friendliness we think of Dorothy. She was a gift to us all and she will be missed. We grieve with you. Peace and Love, to you as a family.
Gary and Val Klassen