Bergstrom, Russell Louis

passed away peacefully on May 7, 2008 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, with grandson Eric at his side and his family nearby.

Born December 8, 1921 in Venn, SK, raised in Melville, SK and moved to Vancouver Island after his military services during WW2. Russell was a member of Concorde Masonic Lodge, Parksville, B.C.

He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, May 10, 1994 and his grandson Justin Kelly, September 27, 2004.

Surviving him are his five children, Louise (Nanaimo), Bill (Alberta), Bob (Cumberland), Kathryn (Victoria), David (Errington) and his grandchildren, Peter, Kelly, Eric and Elizabeth Bergstrom, Colin and Hayley Ferster and great-grandsons, Damian, Nicholas and Alexander. Russell also has two surviving brothers, Lloyd (Victoria) and Brant (Ontario).

The family is very grateful to Russell’s friends and caregivers over the past 14 years.

No service by request. Cremation. If so desired, please donate to a favourite charity in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered at:

Arrangements through YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-753-5855)

“Put the kettle on Dorothy!”

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