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 (toll-free 1-877-717-4483) or Vancouver Association of Restorative Justice at (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

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 13, 2016.
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April 23, 2016
This is for Robyn and Naomi, a heartfelt condolence for you loss of such a wonderful partner and father. He passed on my birthday. And his party was while I was out of town, or I surely would have been there. Bergen was such a unique and caring individual. Much love to you Mr. B in your new encounters...and expansion into a new dimension. You will be missed. Love Haneefa
Haneefa Karrim
February 19, 2016
It was a great pleasure to meet Bergen and exchange ideas with him in our men's group.
Isaac Sobol
February 19, 2016
So very sad to hear of Bergen's death: he always impressed me with his enthusiasm, intelligence, commitment to justice for all and skills as a mediator and negotiator. His interest in others was genuine: he will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Bergen! And may your family and close friends find solace in your legacy of compassion and care.
Peter Elliott
February 18, 2016
A cherished friend. Love you, Bergen!
Brad Hornick
February 18, 2016
Bergen was a great friend to my late husband, Donald Golob, in the last few months of his life. I will never forget his thoughtfulness, compassion and unselfish approach to their relationship. He cheered Donald with his wit and companionship during the many visits to the hospital. He will be missed.
Susan Clift
February 17, 2016
Bergen - you are a soul-felt guy, much loved and I greatly miss your physical presence.
frank tester
February 17, 2016
Bergen is an inspiration to us all and was a champion of social justice...may your journey be as peaceful as you aspired for others
Michael Simpson
February 14, 2016
Hello Bergen,
I rely enjoy meeting you, you will be miss.
Francisco Diaz
February 13, 2016
Bergen, You and your many talents will be deeply missed by your family and friends. You added beauty, especially music, and truth to the world. Thank you, Fred
Fred Bass
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