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Verlie Anne Bergerman

Verlie Anne Bergerman

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.

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  • Michael and Maria Baudais -

    Our condolences to you all – may Aunt Verlie rest in peace, and we pray that your family and friends will bring you comfort and strength.

  • Willam Budzinski -

    Jerome, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely bride , my heart felt condolences to you and your family. We of the class of 66 will remember her as part of the clinic staff that was so supportive to our patient treatment mandate. She was a most friendly, helpful and delightful addition to our dental training at the college .
    May she rest in peace !

  • stew vinnels -

    Dear Jerome,
    Our condolences to you and your family on Verlie’s passing.
    Everyone will best remember her humour and classiness!
    Hope to reconnect with you soon.
    Kind regards,
    Stew Vinnels

  • Gerald & Reesa Niznick -

    Reesa and I want to express our deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful wife, Verlie. We remember her fondly from our dental school days and all the reunions over the years. May her memory be a blessing to you and your entire family.

    Gerald and Reesa Niznick

  • Sincerely Carol and Don Poy -

    Jerome and family
    We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Verlie. We have a lovely memory of that beautiful young bride full of love and enthusiasm for the future in front of her with Jerome by her side.
    More recently we met her at Garden Works nursery on a quest to replace the pots that her dog is broken. She chuckled as she told us the story of their rambunctious behavior. It certainly was obvious how much she cared for her dogs.
    We are hoping to support and reconnect with Jerome and family in the future. Sincerely Carol and Don Poy

  • Glen Wilson -

    Our most sincere condolences Jerome and family, from all of your dental class of 66. Jerome, I still remember our first Christmas party after our exams in December of 1962. This was your first date with Verlie. The start of many happy years and memories. Hopefully we can get together in the near future.
    Our deepest sympathies.
    Glen Wilson and Dental Class of 66

  • Ron Walsh -

    I met Verlie soon after I moved to Victoria through Jerome and the dental society. I remember her as an extremely nice person.Sincere sadness for your loss Jerome. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Ron Walsh


    Jinny & I were very sorry to read of your loss in the Times Colonist. Our sincere condolences.
    However we noted you now live in Sidney? Please get in touch when you are ready.
    Love from us both:

    Richard & Jinny Talbot
    Invicta Cottage
    2430 Whidby Lane
    Sidney, British Columbia.
    Canada, V8L 2K3.
    Home: (1)-778-426-4355
    Richard Cell: 250-580-4401
    Jinny Cell: 250-580-0968
    Main Email: talbot@talbotconsultants.com
    Richard Email: rdbtalbot@gmail.com
    Jinny Email: talbotjinny@gmail.com

  • Evelyn Dowman -

    Verlie and I had many conversations when she was considering a Cochlear Implant and after she had one as well. I loved her sense of humor!
    Deepest sympathy to you Jerome, and your family.

  • Sharon Bradley -

    I was so sorry to hear of Verlie’s passing. Jerome, I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family .Please accept my condolences. Thinking of you all, and sending healing prayers.

  • Shieley McBride ( nee Larson) -

    So very sorry for your loss, Jerome. So sorry I nevervgot to meet Valerie, but glad you had a good lifevtogether.

    From a former Wakaw schoolmate.

  • Lotta McFarlane -

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jacquie. I will always remember your mom as stylish, sophisticated and very kind. Cherish the memories. Hugs


  • Susan Heinrich -

    So sorry to you and your family Jacquie! The relationship with a mother is like no other, and my heart breaks for you. Your Mom sounds like an amazing woman! Sending love to you and your family!

  • Maureen Rose -

    I never met your mom Jacqui but she raised a wonderful woman I am happy to call a friend. Rob and I will make a donation to BCSPCA in her honour.

  • Jodi Johnson -

    My deepest sympathy to you, Jacquie and to all your family.
    I know she will be missed so much. With the passing of time that emptiness in your heart with be filled once again with fond and beautiful memories of your mom. Hugs to you and your family. Love Jodi

  • Gary and Joy Lenton -

    We offer our prayers and condolences to you, Jerome and family. Verli gave her all to your family and strived to be with you. May she be at peace and rest. May the many family memories help to comfort and ease your loss.

  • Theresa K Ryan -

    My condolences Uncle Jerome! Aunty Verlie will be missed. I remember fondly spending time with her in Victoria during the summer and showing her my swimming skills! She was always so kind and patient. So sorry for your loss.

    Theresa Ryan (Bergerman)

  • Jeremy Henry -

    My condolences to the Bergerman family. I did not know Mrs. Bergerman well but I know she was an amazing and strong lady. May she rest in peace and look down on us all and give us half the strength she had.

    • Joanna Hadfield -

      Dear Jerome and family, So sad to hear that Verlie is gone. I have some wonderful memories created when I lived in the same neighbourhood and I will remember her with the thoughts of our hilarious conversations.

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