Irmgard "Irmi" Bergen, nee Irmgard Voigt, died peacefully in her sleep in her home on Thursday, March 15th in Fort St. John, BC, at the age of 81.
Irmi is survived by her husband Isaak Bergen, children Josh and Corinna, and sister Mary Elizabeth Winship, along with 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Irmi was born on November 14th, 1936, in Darmstadt, Germany, to Heinz and Bertha Voigt. She worked as a secretary there, until she immigrated to Canada in January 1973 to marry Isaak Bergen, a foreman for Takla Logging. Living in Prince George, she and Isaak had two children. They moved to a farm close to Burns Lake and set about teaching them to love nature and a farming lifestyle. Her husband, children and grandchildren remember her as a kind wife, mother, and grandmother who encouraged them to love God and serve him.
Irmi was accomplished at playing piano in church and sang hymns with all her heart. She was a witty and dedicated individual who was passionate about her translating work for the Voice of Hope mission in Russia. She was an active and dedicated member of the Upper Pine Gospel Chapel, and often brought food to people who were sick or grieving. She also played piano for the seniors at the Abbeyfield house.
Celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 24th at 2:00pm from the Upper Pine Gospel Church with tea to follow in the church basement. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Irmi's life. If so desired expressions of sympathy can be made to;
The Voice of Hope Mission
1006 Cordova way
West Kelowna, BA
Rose Prairie Cemetery
Rose Prairie, BC,
Celebration of Life
MAR 24. 02:00 PM
Upper Pine Gospel
16282 Rose Prairie Rd
Rose Prairie, BC, CA, V0C2H0