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Katherine Bergren

Katherine Helen "Kay" Bergren (Rosen)

Tuesday, May 1st, 1923 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Obituary

Katherine Helen Bergren May 1, 1923 - November 4, 2019 Katherine Helen Bergren (nee Rosen) second child of Peter and Helen Rosen of Brooksby Saskatchewan, was born on May 1, 1923. She passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019 in Parkland Place, Melfort Saskatchewan, where she resided since December 12, 2018.
Kay attended Freedom School completing Grade 9. She worked at home on the farm until 1940. She then went to Toronto, Ontario to work in a pressure castings factory as a machinist and a lathe operator until 1943. Kay returned home and worked in the Gronlid Cafe and Gronlid Co-op, then transferred to the Melfort Co-op where she worked until 1951. She also worked in the Fairy Glen Co-op from 1968 to 1978. Kay was an active member of the Gronlid Willing Workers from 1957 until she and Roy moved to Melfort in 2010. She was named a Life Member of the Gronlid Willing Workers Ladies Club at that time. Kay met Roy Birger Bergren of Gronlid in 1948 and they were married on October 20, 1951. They eventually moved to their own farm in 1962. Together they raised four children and enjoyed life on the farm, tending to cows, chickens, grain crops and a huge garden and flowers. Kay enjoyed family gatherings, needlepoint, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, gardening and painting in acrylics. Kay was a member of the Melfort Farmer’s Market Association, participating in numerous markets, craft shows and fairs. where she sold her delicious canning, baking and beautiful artwork. She was very generous in donating her artwork to many worthy charitable organizations.
Kay is survived by her four children: James Bergren, Joyce (Wayne Claggett), Joanne (Jim High) and Byron Bergren (Cara Squair); five grandchildren: Mike Bergren, Andrea (Matt Michalezki), James Claggett (Marlene), Jonathan Claggett (Dillon Fluter), Sean Clancy (Ayoka Bubar) and three great grandchildren: Lily Claggett, Elliot Bergren, Cole Michalezki. Kay is also survived by her daughter-in-law Dorothy Bergren, siblings: Joe Rosen, Dorothy Davis, Cecile Sulewski and Marcella (Ron Brown), sisters-in-law Peggy Rosen and Anne Rosen.
Kay is predeceased by her parents: Peter and Helen Rosen, her husband Roy, siblings: Wanda, Ignace, John, Alex and Patricia and in-laws: Joan, Josie, Edward, Stanley and Eric.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    104 Crawford Ave. W.
    MELFORT, SK S0E1A0
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    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kay's name to: Gronlid Willing Workers Box 7 Gronlid Sk. S0E 0W0 Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church Parish Box 3009 Melfort, SK. S0E 1A0
    Officiant
    Father Nick Ferreras
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Address
    MELFORT, SK S0E 1A0
  • Reception

    Location
    Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    104 Crawford Ave. W.
    MELFORT, SK S0E1A0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Lynda MacPherson

Posted at 01:41pm
James, Joyce, Joanne, and Byron,
🌹🕯My most sincere condolences o the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of both your parents.

Lynda MacPherson (Hammersmith)
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Yvonne

Posted at 03:01pm
My deepest condolences to the Bergren Families for your loss . I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve. "What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness"
Yvonne Jackman

Dan-Brenda Craig

Posted at 11:51am
I remember great fun at Kay and Roy’s farm. Milking a cow for the first time, playing hide and seek with the cousins, music and lots of family. Being a town kid the farm was a great adventure. Kay had a wonderful talent in her painting and I am privileged to own a number of her works. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your mom’s life. She will be missed. Brenda Craig (nee Pyett)

Posted at 02:57pm
We are saddened by Kay's passing and extend condolences to her family. There are many talents she excelled in that can be celebrated. We will always remember the visits we enjoyed so much.

Sincerely
Lorne and Shirley Lindskog and Family
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Gimena De Buen and Carlos Macias

Posted at 10:42am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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