Gerald William Bergman
July 18, 1924 - July 10, 2014
It's with great sadness we announce Gerald's peaceful passing with loved ones by his side at St. Paul's Hospital. Gerald, born in Watson, Sask., as a young boy had a keen interest in tinkering and sports and a great love of animals. After being released early from WWII Gerald moved with his family from Prince Albert, Sask. to Vancouver, B.C. where he apprenticed as a carpenter. Playing guitar in the Thompson Family Band and euphonium in the Youth for Christ, Gerry pursued his love of music and met his first wife, Ruth Montgomery and mother of his children. In 1970, Gerald moved back to the prairies with his new wife Ruth Chamness and settled on her farm in Borden, Sask. Gerald continued his joy of wood working building kitchen cabinets for many local residents and his love of sports by mastering horseshoes and pool. After moving into a home he built in town, with his beloved wife. Gerald set out to create his proudest work yet, building a guitar for each of his children. These guitars will serve as his legacy and a reminder of his great love, his talent and his giving nature. Gerald's children would like to thank Louise and Cyril Saunders for their care and support through the years, the Borden Home Care and The Borden Care Home for taking care of him so lovingly in his last years. Survived by his children and their spouses Paul, Bruce and Debbie, Robert, Julie and Andy, Chris and Carla, and their sister Kathy, and nine grandchildren, Joel, Adrian, Julie, Emily, Tara, Celia, Luke, Zachery and Lilah-Joy. His sisters Enid and Evelyn. Predeceased by his wife Ruth , his parents Emil and Muriel, his brother Melvin, sisters Jeanette and Joyce and his dog Jody. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Borden Care Home, Box 155, Borden, SK S0K 0N0. A Celebration of his Life and Interment to be held in the fall. Arrangements in care of DALMENY FUNERAL HOME (306-254-2022).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on July 12, 2014