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Bergen, Werner Bernhard (1951-2019)
Date of Birth: 1951 April 15, Ontario
Date of Death: 2019 March 15, Ontario
From Tallman Funeral Homes, Ontario:
Obituary of Werner Bergen
Bergen, Werner - Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, March 15, 2019, in his 67th year, with family at his side, after a brief stay in hospital. Beloved brother of Eleanor Ruth (Calgary) and Evelyn (St.Catharines). Predeceased by his parents, Helen (Braun) and Ben Bergen and brother-in-law Jim Franks. Dear friend of Nancy Fox. Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Werner was a dedicated journalist, working as a reporter, photographer and editor at a number of newspapers in Ontario and St. John's, NL and Prince Albert, SK. He enjoyed his stint at the Peterborough Examiner, particularly the role of Entertainment Editor. Travelling the highways and byways across Canada was a thrill for Werner. A rock hound, collecting rocks and attending the Bancroft Gemboree was an annual outing and another opportunity for a drive.
Werner was a founding member of the Kawartha Jazz Society and he thoroughly enjoyed the music and meeting so many of the top jazz musicians of North America. Fishing and camping, often in Algonquin, with the Friesens, was a highlight every year. In retirement, he found a new passion in music, joining New Horizons and learning to play baritone saxophone.
As per Werner's wishes, cremation has taken place. Private interment.
A celebration of life honouring Werner will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Tallman’s Fireside Room, 3277 King St., Vineland, 2 - 4 p.m. Please join us in remembering Werner’s life and achievements.
The celebration in Peterborough will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m., at the Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St., Peterborough.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) or Diabetes Canada (diabetes.ca) would be appreciated.
MLA Personal Photos Collection
Son of Bernhard and Helen (Braun) Bergen
Newpaper editor -- Peterborough, Ontario
Bethel alumni note:
See Bernhard Bergen (1920-1997) for family photo
Helen Bergen 1996 corresp.
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