. . . . earlier this year, did Mary Anne Bergman pass on in her sleep.
She was born on February 15, 1930 in Vancouver, BC. For 25 years she worked as a licensed practical nurse and that career began at a TB hospital in BC. She continued her vocation in the 1970’s at the Eric Cormack Multiple Disabilities Treatment Centre in Edmonton, Alberta where she worked with mentally challenged young adults. From there, her career brought her to the New Born Children’s Ward at the Gray Nun’s Edmonton General Hospital. A few years thereafter, she expanded her practical and theoretical training to the Geriatric and Palliative Care for the elderly. That experience got her involved in assisting in the assessment of the grade of affliction that Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease had and how it impacted various cases that were brought in.
After retiring, Mary cared for the elderly and the sick in their homes at Campbell River, BC and in communities nearby. Later on she took care of mentally challenged persons in our home for the BC Government Social Services Dept. on a contractual basis. However, there were many additional cases referred to her to serve as a relief/respite nurse to other caregivers on an hourly or a daily basis for mainly mentally, but also physically challenged patients.
Mary, who had a heart of gold, loved us all equally without exceptions and she will be dearly missed by her husband, son, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and families as well as her sister and her family and by her friends.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864