Nikolai â??Nickâ? Bergum

Nick was born in Hoff, Norway on May 15th 1924 and passed away peacefully on October 13th 2011 in NorthVancouver.

He immigrated to Canada with his wife, Inger and two young daughters in July of 1957 and settled in Victoria where he continued his career as a carpenter. He used his trade to work on many large construction projects in the Victoria area.

The family moved to Qualicum Beach in the summer of 1969 where they had bought and renovated a cabin on the beach and created “Bergum’s Beach House” where they had many happy visitors return year after year.

Nick was an accomplished 10 Pin bowler and bowled in many tournaments through-out the Pacific Northwest. He loved his bowling and the friendships he made with fellow bowlers and continued to do so up until the last few years. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed Salmon fishing out in front of their home in Qualicum and also on the Alberni Canal, he loved to travel, go camping, maybe stop at a casino along the way and was an avid Vancouver Canucks fan.

He retired and moved to North Vancouver in 1985, where the beautiful North Shore became his home until his passing.

Nick is predeceased by two bothers in Norway (Ullrik and Theodor) and grandson Dean in 1993.

He is survived by wife Lan, daughters Randi (Dan), Reidun (Mike), son Cliff (Melissa), Sisters Birgit and Sigrid in Norway, grandchildren Kristine, Pamela, Isaiah and Jeffrie, great grandchildren Nicholas, Jasmine and Kayla, he also leaves numerous nieces and nephews in Norway.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Doctors and Nurses on the second floor (east wing) and in the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital for their great care and compassion, especially his family physician, Doctor Seger.

He will be greatly missed as a father, husband and grandfather and will forever be in our hearts.

As per Nick’s request there will be no service, a gathering of Family and friends will take place on October 27th at Cheers Restaurant in North Vancouver from 1 PM until 4 PM.


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