Bergey, Oliver Milton
September 18 1938 – April 16, 2012
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Oliver passed away with his wife and family by his side on April 16, 2012. It is with sadness in our hearts that Sandy had to say a final “I love you” to her sweetheart after 51 years of marriage. Prior to his passing, Olly had enjoyed a wonderful Easter dinner with his family gathered together. Olly is survived by his loving wife, Sandra, his three children, Mark (Diana), Lee (Geoff), Jenny (Dale) and seven grandchildren, Jennipher (Adam), Aaron, Chris, Dillon, Jake, Spencer and Zac, and two great grandchildren, Bria and Gracie.
Our Father Kept A Garden
Our Father kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came,
He protected us enough;
But not too much because he knew
We would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway that will last
a lifetime long.
We are our Fathers garden,
We are his legacy.
Thank you Dad we love you.
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 12th from 1-5pm at Olly and Sandy’s house, 5311 Willow Road, Smithers.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Biz Bastien, Dr. Flynn, Teryl, all the Home and Community Care Staff and the Nurse’s at the Community Cancer Services in Smithers.