Jennie Mary Bergman
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February 26, 1931 - February 22, 2021 On Monday morning, February 22, 2021, with fresh snow on the trees and her bright red cardinals watching through the window, Jennie Mary Bergman (Lobinowich) took her last breath on earth and her first breath in Heaven with Christ and her daughter Barbie. Jennie passed away peacefully in her home holding the hands of her children (Cheryl and Ed), her daughter-in-law (Deborah) and husband Gord. Loving wife of 67 years, mother of three (Cheryl, Barbie (predeceased) and Ed), grandmother (Baba) of seven (Chris, Jon, Barbie, Dan, Andrew, Matthew and Michael), great-baba of two (Toby and Ben); Jennie lived a full and blessed life of 90 years. Born on February 26, 1931, she was the eldest of three children to Michael and Martha Lobinowich and is survived by her sister Stella (Hardy) and brother Ed. Throughout her life, she was fiercely dedicated to her family and her faith in God. Living and growing up on the family farm in Ridgeway Ontario, she graduated as a RN from Niagara Nurses College and went on to work in the OR and as a Head Nurse. Jennie and Gord met at a Youth for Christ Rally, and on February 6, 1954, they were married in Niagara Falls where they lived and began to raise their young family. In 1967, the family moved to Brampton, ON where she was a devoted member at their home church of Kennedy Road Tabernacle. Jennie had a calling and served as a gifted mentor and prayer warrior. In 1968 at the age of six, daughter Barbie passed away from a rare blood disorder. In 1973, Gord, Jennie, Cheryl and Ed moved to Lansing, Michigan for one year while Gord studied and completed his PhD in Education at MSU. Upon returning to Brampton, Jennie continued to serve the Lord, mentoring, and caring for and feeding her family - her hand made noodles, cabbage rolls, borscht, perogies and sourcrout soup will be missed. Then in 1980, she and Gord moved to their home in Milton, ON where she lived for the rest of her life. As an avid bird watcher, Jennie was blessed to have a family of rare Red Bellied Woodpeckers feed outside her front window every year, and in the spring, she and Gord would often take trips out to Point Peelee, ON and watch the myriad of birds during their northern migration. It was in their retirement in 1991 that the Lord called Jennie and Gord to go to Nairobi Kenya, where for five years they served as volunteers at Pan African Christian College. This was the fulfillment of a promise that God had placed on Jennie's heart as a teenage girl, that one day she would serve in Africa. In her later years, Jennie continued mentoring, meditating on God's Word, and praying for and feeding her grandchildren. Her most fervent desire was to have her loved ones come to know the Lord and accept him as their Savior. Special thank you to the community palliative team of Prime Care Family Health, Acclaim Health, and the Halton LHIN. In particular, we wish to recognize the personal loving support of NP Sharilee, and RN Diana. A private funeral was held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. The funeral service will be able to be accessed via a live stream feed. To access the live stream of the funeral service please copy and paste the following link into a new web browser A private interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Letters of condolence, shared stories and memorial donations may be left for the family online at

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Published in Halton News on Mar. 4, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
Back in the late '50's, as a student nurse at the old Niagara Falls Hospital, Jennie Bergman was our most dedicated & helpful role model. We remember her with much love & respect.
Sincere condolences to all her family.
February 24, 2021
Gord, it has been several decades since I last saw / talked to you. What an interesting and worthy life Jennie and you have lived...from Chippawa and Ridgeway, all the way to Africa, with purpose and meaning. We send you our condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Dick & Mary Derhodge
February 24, 2021
Our sincere sympathy to Gord and the Bergman family at this time of loss. Jennie was such a warm, kind, caring, cottage neighbour for forty plus years. She is fondly remembered by the Thom family.
Lyndsey Thom
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