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Born: Oct 23, 1968

Date of Passing: May 16, 2019

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October 23, 1968 - May 16, 2019

Surrounded by his family, Chad passed away peacefully on the morning of May 16, 2019.
Whether as a friend, a social worker, an animal lover, or a passionate lover of his family, Chad lived life to the fullest.
He is survived by his husband Cal Bergen, his stepchildren, Adam and Teighan Bergen and Carter Bergen, his parents, Pam and Larry, siblings, Gail and Dave Purcell (Andrew), Lori and Gerald Plischke (Justine and Lauren), Glen Smith and Lisa Thomsen, (Mathew), parents-in-law, Ben and Carma Bergen, brother-in-law Lorin and Jeanette Bergen (Emilie, Jamie and Natasha), sisters-in-law, Shelly and Phil Isaak (Ethan, Kaitlyn, Meghan), Kristal Bergen, and Shannon Kemnney (Dominik), and numerous other relatives and friends.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Reverends Carol Fletcher and Jeff Cook officiating.
If friends desire, donations may be made to Transcona Memorial United Church Building Fund or to the Winnipeg Humane Society.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 18, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Pam & LC, I would like to express heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your son Chad. Hoping you will find peace and comfort in the good memories you shared with Chad. - Posted by: Carla Good (Friend) on: May 21, 2019

  • So sad to hear of Chad's passing. Hard to believe. I didn't know Chad very well. We were on a relay team together for the Manitoba Marathon several years ago. And I knew of him through the Winnipeg community in general. I think of him as such a vibrant, enthusiastic and genuine person. He was such an uplifting person to be around. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending kind love to you all. - Posted by: Lanora Robertson (Aquaintance) on: May 20, 2019

  • LC & Pam, we send our sincere condolence in the loss of your son, Chad. It is a very difficult time to lose a son at a young age. Just remember the good times as he was growing up. - Posted by: Ralph & Shirley Sinclair (Friend ) on: May 19, 2019

  • I am shaken to hear of Chad's death. I experienced him at Winnipeg Presbytery as a social justice change-maker with deep wisdom and a dazzling smile. His enormous contributions to the good cannot be underestimated. - Posted by: barb janes (colleague) on: May 19, 2019

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