Verlie Bergerman (nee Rees), 80, former resident of Winnipeg, Victoria and Sidney, died on January 12th, 2022 at Royal Jubilee Hospital surrounded by her family.
Verlie was born on Nov. 27, 1941 in Saskatoon to Geraldine and Derek Rees and grew up in Winnipeg. She was an only child, but gained a large extended family when she married Jerome Bergerman in 1964. They moved to Victoria in the early 70s and Verlie took great joy in raising her family. She was a dedicated and loving mother to Jacquie, Donna-Marie and David. She adored her grandchildren and great grandson and was a special friend to many. Verlie was an avid knitter, quilter, reader, crafter, and animal lover. She often rescued animals and cared deeply about animal welfare. She is fondly remembered as a generous and loving woman with a wonderful sense of humor and remains the fashion icon of our family.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerome, daughters Jacquie and Donna-Marie, son David (Crystal); grandchildren Katie (Tanner), Lauren, Oliver, and Isla; great grandson Wells. A private family ceremony will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BCSPCA by following this link http://support.spca.bc.ca/site/TR/Memorial/General?px=2188411&pg=personal&fr_id=2000.