Gail Frances Berggren


Gail Berggren, 75 years of Avondale, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully on February 2, 2017 in Drayton Valley, Alberta surrounded by her loving family. Gail was born in Three Mile Plains, Hants County, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of the late Otis and Edna (Marr) Swinamer. She married in 1964 to the late Waldo Leslie Berggren and lived in Avondale where they ran a grocery store called Berggren’s Grocery for 30 years. Gail enjoyed meeting and serving the community. In her later years she enjoyed playing cards, going to jams and being an active member in her community where she held the president position at the Community Hall for years. Gail was also the superintendant of the Sunday School and a member of the UCW for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, Waldo Leslie Berggren; brothers, Douglas, Herman, Clarence, Roy Albert and sisters, Dorothy, Helen, Evelyn and Madeline. She is survived by her son, Leslie (Jane) Berggren of Drayton Valley, Alberta; daughter, Laura (Dennie) Macumber of Drayton Valley, Alberta; sister, Doreen of Belmont, Nova Scotia and brother Freeman (Frances) Swinamer of Three Mile Plains, Nova Scotia as well as 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. As per Gail’s wishes, cremation was held with no formal service to take place. A graveside service will be held at the Belmont Cemetery at a later date.

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Regina Sanford

Sorry for your loss, I have known Gail since elementary school in Three Mile Plains. Gail was a lovely girl andI know all family will surely miss her. God bless and give you comfort, Regina

Maritime Conference United Church Women

The Maritime Conference United Church Women extend deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Gail.May you always keep the memories of Gail in your heart and treasure them each day.
May the love of God surround you and your family to comfort, strengthen and give you encouragement as you face the difficult days ahead.
May you feel the love and caring of your UCW family and know that they are there support, strengthen and encourage you.
May you rest assured that Gail has received her angel wings and is now being held in the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ and she hears His voice whispering to her, “Well done good and faithful servant.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
In Christian Love,
Reta Manuel,
Corresponding Secretary, MC – UCW

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