BERGEN; Mary (nee Redekop)

Our dear mother, Mary Bergen, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on April 26, 2015. She was born on June 2, 1926 in the Ukraine and came to Canada in 1947. After surviving the war, homelessness and refugee camps, she and her husband, John, settled in Abbotsford, BC where they operated a farm for many years on Simpson Road. She was a founding member of the Eben Ezer Mennonite Church and served her church and the community for many years. She is remembered with love by her 5 children, Menno (June) Bergen, Kathy (Zeke) Doerksen and their daughter Jennifer (Joel) Stock and Gavin, age 4, Oma’s only great grandchild, Mary Bergen and her children Michael and Rosemary, Walter (Janet) Bergen and their daughters Rachel and Lara, Alvin Bergen and his children Jessica and Joel. Also remembered by her two brothers John (Lorena) Redekop, Peter (Helen) Redekop, sister-in-law Hilda Redekop and sister-in-law Aganeta Bergen. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1993, her granddaughter Kristin Doerksen, her brother Jake Redekop and her parents Jacob and Maria Redekop. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 3 at Eben Ezer Church on Windsor Rd. from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Graveside service will be Monday, May 4 at Maclure Road Cemetery at 11:30 am with a service of remembrance at 1:00 in the gym at Eben Ezer Church. Donations in her memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, an organization that assisted her family as they settled in Canada. Online condolences to the family may be made to:

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