Lynn Bergeron
1941 - 2016
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Lynn Bergeron

Ross, California

Lynn Bergeron passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of February 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife Linda and his two beloved children Thomas and Kelly. Lynn was 74 years old.

Lynn was born on November 5, 1941 in Berkeley, California. He was the youngest child of Victor J. Bergeron, Jr. and Esther Lind Bergeron.

Lynn was the longtime President & Chief Executive Officer of the Trader Vic's Restaurants Worldwide Company, the company founded in 1934 by his father Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron.

Under Lynn's distinguished leadership, the company opened several new and very successful locations. His passion for his family's company combined with his highly astute business skills helped launch the company's worldwide expansion which has resulted in Trader Vic's Worldwide becoming an extremely successful and popular presence in the hospitality industry.

Lynn's pleasures in life included sailing on the bay on their sailboat "The Fogcutter". He was an amazingly talented woodworker and spent countless hours creating beautiful pieces that he loved to present to family and friends. He greatly enjoyed the special times at Viola Farms in Illinois where he and Linda enjoyed the quiet and peaceful beauty of country life. They particularly loved the harvest in the fall.

His most treasured times were the priceless moments spent with his children and grandchildren.

Long-time member of the Saint Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, past member of the French Club of San Francisco.

Lynn is survived by Linda, his loving wife of 50 years, two children Thomas (Sandra) Bergeron and Kelly (Jerry) Thompson, his grandchildren Mary, Paige and Charlie Bergeron, and Dixie and Beau Thompson. Lynn is also survived by his sister Jeanne B. Hittell and predeceased by his brother V.J. Bergeron lll and sister Yvonne B. Seely.

A private celebration of life will be held on a date to be determined.

Donations in Lynn's memory can be made to:

c/o Jan Armstrong
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901.

The Marin Humane
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Mar. 2 to Mar. 6, 2016.
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October 13, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I have frequently thought of my time at Trader Vic's and had intentions for so long to try to locate Lynn and see how he was faring. He was always so kind to his staff no matter which location it was. Of course he and his Dad both were there at our opening at the Hilton Hotel in Boston. Trader was quite a character and Lynn could always get us laughing, at ourselves mostly. We looked forward to their visits. I regret not trying to find him sooner. My condolences to his entire family.
Andrea Blanchard
(formerly of Trader Vic's, Boston)
Andrea Blanchard
May 3, 2017
Lynn was my first cousin an best friend as a little girl,fun memories, loved lynn with all my heart. God bless, in loving thoughts.
mary jo taylor
mary jo taylor
March 9, 2016
My sincerest condolences Aunt Linda many blessings
To you and your family.
Carol Bergeron
March 7, 2016
Some 30+ years ago I went to my mother's very large family reunion (her father was one of 18 children from North Dakota), and one of her cousins had an extensive family tree, which included Trader Vic Bergeron. So, I guess I'm related to Lynn to some degree or another, and I lived in Ross for four years, San Anselmo for 25, and now close. Anyway, RIP Lynn and condolences to all family members.

Mary Anne
March 7, 2016
The times with you and the gang at the French Club will always be remembered...
Skip Martin
March 7, 2016
To the family & friends of. My condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God during this difficult time and know that he hears your prayers: Isaiah 59:1

March 6, 2016
You were always a kind and giving man. I was truly , honored and blessed to have had you as my boss.
thank you for the wonderful memories and opportunity...
Jessica Lappert
March 4, 2016
Dear Linda

So sorry for your loss,

my regards

Jeannette Smith

Your faithful boat washer of the Fog Cutter
March 3, 2016
Lynn's kindness and his graciousnes were often the first greeting at TraderVic's. I am truly saddened to learn of his passing.
and send condolences to his family.
Susie Barker Lavenson
Susie Barker Lavenson
March 3, 2016
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)
March 3, 2016
Thank you for all your support and help that you provided to Sr. Patricia and the Garden School for many years. You are a good and decent man. May the family find peace and comfort in the Life that you lived. Rest in Peace.
Mary Lee Sanders
March 3, 2016
So sorry to learn about Lynn's death. Also saddened to learn that his brother Vic had died. Vic, Alicia, Joe and I were close friends but lost track thru time. Vic was at our wedding 50 years ago. Would appreciate knowing about Vic's passing as well.
Thank you and God Bless.
Joe and Maryann Perry
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