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Russell Louis BERGSTROM

May 7, 2008

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 service during WWII. Russell was a member of Concorde Masonic Lodge, Parksville, BC.

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

"Put the kettle on, Dorothy."

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM(1-250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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