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Born: Nov 02, 1941
Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
November 2, 1941 - March 21, 2021
Henry will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 55 years, Susan, children: Dave (Susan) and their son Josh; John (Wendy) and their children, Caleb, Hannah, Avery and Megan; Kristine Haberman (Craig) and their children, Nicholas, Jack and Maggie; Dianne Thomas (Shawn) and their children, Ruby and Ben. He was predeceased by his oldest grandson Jesse in 2015. Henry will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandpa, loyal brother, uncle and friend.
Dad was born to Alfred and Justina Bergmann of Glenlea and grew up and worked on the farm with his brothers for 70 years. Dad accepted Jesus into his life at an early age and was baptized upon confession of his faith in Jesus when he was 13 years old. He married his elementary school sweetheart, Susie Wiens, in 1965 and together, they established a safe home full of love and warmth. Dad worked hard and selflessly to build a life for his family and farming was a passion of his until his dying days. Dad was a man of integrity; his yes was always yes and his no was no. He strove to treat others with grace and kindness, always quick to offer an encouraging word.
Dad was fervent in sharing God's love with others. He served faithfully in church, taught religion classes and distributed Bibles for the Gideons. More than anything though, Dad had a passion for people and built relationships with them - be that with drivers that came to the farm, gas bar attendants, the cashiers at Superstore, through volunteer work at Pembina Place and Riverwood Square or his neighbours, Dad cared about others and wanted them to know Jesus' deep love for them.
Dad and Mom moved off the farm and into Winnipeg in 2011. Their new home always had an open door and given that all kids and grandkids were within a five kilometre radius, many more relaxed meals, visits and conversations happened over the past 10 years. Thankfully, Dad still could visit the farm regularly and stay up to date with all the happenings there.
In late 2014, Dad was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and in the summer of 2020, Dad's health took a steady decline. God blessed us with a few additional, unexpected months with Dad and he and Mom quickly established a new morning routine. This involved drinking coffee in bed, reading scripture and praying together - all while holding hands and enjoying time together. Their commitment was solid and beautiful, rooted in God's goodness and love, and we are grateful for Dad's example and legacy. He was a pillar of the faith, a cheerleader for his kids and grandkids and a prayer warrior for so many. He will be dearly missed.
As a family, we are thankful for all the support and care we have received from our extended and church families, friends, neighbours and health care providers.
A private memorial service is planned at Friends Funeral Service on Saturday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a committal service at the Glenlea Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed by following the links at https://www.friendsfs.ca/
If anyone wishes, donations can be made in Dad's memory to The Gideons Canada (https://www.gideons.ca/give/other-giving-options/shop-expressions) or the Canadian Food Grains Bank (https://foodgrainsbank.ca/)
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
We were sorry to hear about Henry. Knew him for many years. Always entertaining to have a chat with. - Posted by: John and Louise McDonald (Friend) on: Apr 06, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family, I am a better person for having known him. He will be missed. - Posted by: Angie Kowaluk (Friend ) on: Apr 01, 2021
Susan Marlene and want offer our deepest condolences on your great loss. We cherish your friendship and love, and remember with great fondness our times together in Quebec and Newfoundland. May the Lord of all comfort be with you and give you His peace. Love Werner and Marlene - Posted by: Werner and Marlene Ens (Good friends through the Gideons) on: Mar 28, 2021
Great memories of our association with Henry & Susan in the Gideon ministry. Our condolences to the family. May God of bless you with His Peace and Comfort. Abe & Anne Enns - Posted by: Abe & Anne Enns (Fellow Gideons) on: Mar 27, 2021
Oh Bergmanns, I'm so sorry for your loss - and what a loss! Mr. Bergmann was an incredible man and incredible presence. Henry and Susan were such great friends to our family. Good memories of taking the ferry across the river to the Glenlea farm. I have been and will continue to pray for your precious family. God give you peace and comfort in all your memories of him and the good times had. - Posted by: Bernice Goertzen (friend of the family) on: Mar 27, 2021
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