Auke Bergsma

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On September 8, 2023, the Lord took home Auke Bergsma, our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather at the age of eighty-six.

                He leaves behind his dear wife Wilma, and eleven children: Anne (Larry) Hillmer, Len (Teresa) Bergsma, Andrew (Trudy) Bergsma, Ed (Michelle) Bergsma, Alice (Ed) Hoogerdyk, Celia (Bob) Friesen, John (Shannon) Bergsma, Ken (Francine) Bergsma, Betty (Jud) Boeve, Nelena (Mark) Geusebroek, Brad (Sophia) Bergsma and 55 grandchildren, and 47 great grand children.  He was predeceased by his first wife Nellie, an infant daughter, and three great grandchildren.

                Dad was born on May 31, 1937 in Assen, the Netherlands.  He lived in the Netherlands with his family until 1949 when they immigrated to Canada; first to Houston, B.C. and then to Carman in 1956.

                Dad married Neeltje Veenendaal in 1960 and the Lord blessed them with nine children.  The Lord called home Mom (Nellie) in 1979.  God provided for and blessed Dad and our family by bringing Mom (Wilma) into our family in 1981.  He blessed their marriage with two more children.

                God’s work and love was displayed through all of Dad’s life.  The Lord provided for our family and allowed Dad to experience God’s hand in all things.  Through working the soil, and watching the crops grow, caring for his animals, and planting and reaping his garden he found joy in the creation that God had made.

                In their retirement, Dad and Mom enjoyed many years together living in Carman; exploring nature, touring the countryside, spending time with their family both near and far.  They were also very involved with the lives of their friends and church family.   In the last couple of years Dad was often seen around Carman on his scooter: running errands, making visits, or alongside Mom walking the Carman trails.  God carried him through all the difficult times and still allowed him life and joy here.

                As we remember Dad, we praise our Heavenly Father for His steadfast love and faithfulness.

                Thank you, Dr. Atchison and staff at CMH for your love and care for Dad.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 1:30 pm at the Canadian Reformed Church of Carman East.  Interment will be held in the Greenwood Cemetery, Carman.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Carman Palliative Care.

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Doyles Funeral Home
Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
Phone:  204.745.2045 | Fax: 204.745.2499