Bergen Amren
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Bergen Amren April 21, 1943 - January 16, 2016 Bergen Amren passed away peacefully on January 16th. Born in Prince Rupert, he grew up in the bustling town of Bear Creek, Yukon, he was moved to Vancouver at the age of seven and sprinted his way through the halls of Killarney High School, East Van, then UBC (BA in Psychology & Sociology; MA in Sociology). Bergen's careers were many, including stints with the Ombudspersons Office, ICBC and the office of the Attorney General. A late bloomer, Bergen met Robyn, the love of his life, and became a father to Naomi when he was 50. A carpenter, outdoorsman, musician, dancer, cook, world traveller and guy with a dry sense of humor, Bergen entertained his family and friends for years with a menu of never-ending possibilities. As a volunteer, he brought his skills as a mediator, facilitator, mentor and someone with a keen sense of social justice to the communities and people he loved. Remembered for his joie de vivre, warmth, humour, intelligence, generosity and endless curiosity. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to campOUT at www.campout.ubc.ca (toll-free 1-877-717-4483) or Vancouver Association of Restorative Justice at www.varj.ca (click on Ways you can help!) or British Columbia Council for International Cooperation at www.bccic. A Celebration of Bergen's life will be held on Sunday, April 10. For info email rememberbergen@outlook.com



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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 13, 2016.