Erika Bergen (nee Friesen) passed away October 5, 2007 in Chilliwack, BC, age 75. She was born July 3, 1932 in Rosemary, Alberta. She had lived in this area for 66 years.
Erika and Bill were married for 53 years until Bill’s passing in 2003. They lived in Yarrow for 42 years, but when it became too difficult for Erika to live on her own, she moved into Heritage Village in 2004. Some of Erika’s hobbies included walking, riding her bike, knitting and building puzzles.
She was predeceased by her husband Bill; parents John & Maria Friesen; siblings Elizabeth, Adina and Fred.
Erika is survived by her sisters: Mary Penner, Hilda Penner, Freda (Hank) Friesen, Susie (Dave) Friesen, Elsie (Bob) Ewert; her children: Ken Bergen, Wesley (Hilda) Bergen, Randy (Roxanne) Bergen, Sandra (John) Mitchell, Jennifer (Glen) Miller; her grandchildren: Colleen (Colin) Braun, Dennis Bergen, Stanley Bergen, Bryan Bergen, Amanda Bergen, Samantha Bergen, Brianna Bergen, Dean Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Wayde Mitchell, Tyler Miller, Caleb Miller, Timothy Miller.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 10th 2007 at the United Mennonite Church, Yarrow. Pastor Ron Braun officiating. Interment at Yarrow Cemetery.
The family would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to the staff at Heritage Village who were so supportive of the care of Erika during her three-year stay.