BAERGEN, Ernest Henry
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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Ernie Baergen on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Ernie died peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 79. He was born in Sedalia, Alberta. He attended school in Irma and Vauxhall, AB until he moved to Rosthern Junior College for his high school years. He was proud to be a member of the first graduating class in Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. From 1958 to 1966, Ernie practiced family medicine. He then moved into the role of the first Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Medical Association until his retirement in 1992. Ernie and his wife Irene enjoyed curling, golfing and spending time at their cabin with children and grandchildren at Emma Lake. When they were no longer sports participants, they remained active sports fans. He also loved music and sang in many choirs. In his retirement years, Ernie could often be found on the computer researching and writing books and electronic files of family history. We are grateful for this lasting legacy. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Irene, and his five daughters: Brenda (Howard); Donna (Gerry); Sheryl (Larry); Heather; and Glenna (Laurie) and many beloved grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Robert (Betty); William (Donna); and his sister Lily (Carl). A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Nutana Park Mennonite Church (1701 Ruth St. E.). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MCC Saskatchewan 600-45th St. W. Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9 or to Rosthern Junior College Box 5020, 410 6th Ave., Rosthern, SK S0K 3R0 or to the Saskatoon Food Bank 202 Ave. C. S. Saskatoon S7M 1N2. Family and friends may send online condolences from the website www.hillcrestmemorial.ca . Arrangements entrusted to Charmaine Legrand.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2012