With deep sadness, but also with peace, we announce the passing of our dear mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Eleanor Bergey, aged 92. She went peacefully to her rest at Cottage 1, Heron Grove on January 4. Eleanor lived a full, energetic, and productive life, and was a pastor’s wife, excellent teacher, dedicated mother of three girls, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of eight. She loved her Lord, and as a faithful follower of Him her whole life, she died in the great hope of the resurrection morning.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Pastor Walter Bergey, as well as her two sisters and their husbands. She leaves to remember her love: her daughters Karen (Ken) Macdonald of Kelowna, Lois (David) Spangler of Abbotsford, and Leanne Topham of Vernon; her grandchildren Scott, Karina, Cameron, Collin, Gina, Troy and Janessa; eight great-grandchildren; her brother Bill (Enamarie) Summerton of Washington; many nieces and nephews; and numerous dear friends.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, April 17 at 10:00, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vernon. In memory of Eleanor, donations could be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada, or to ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).

Many thanks from the family for the loving and dedicated care given to Eleanor by the staff at Heron Grove, both in the Assisted Living building and in Complex Care Cottage 1. Also many thanks to Bethel Funeral Home for their compassionate services.

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