Bergen,Margaret ofAylmer passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Peter Bergen. Dear mother of Peter Bergen(Sue) of Aylmer, Margaret Bergen of Winkler, Manitoba, Tina Wiebe(Abe) of RR 4 Aylmer, Anna Bergen of Aylmer, Maria Sawatzky(Francisco) of Stratford and Helen Bergen of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of Timothy, Daniel, Andrew, Jeremy, Adrian and Armando. Also survived by a number of brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Born in Durango, Mexico on November 14, 1939, daughter of the late Isaac and Katharina (Andres) Hildebrandt.
Mom grew up and got married in Dgo. Mexico. Her and dad were married for 51 years. Many of her happiest memories were starting a life with dad. Even though things were simple and they had no money, they considered themselves blessed with a small piece of land and roof over their their heads. Mom and dad built up a small farm and began to raise their family. In those days she loved singing gospel songs and listenIng to sermons on tape while doing house work. That’s when she accepted Jesus as her Saviour and she has always held on to her faith. She had the assurance that she had God’s forgiveness and no matter what others might say, she knew that one day she would meet Jesus in glory.
When our family moved to Canada and started life over, she was often the one who stayed home alone. Those were hard times as she adjusted to a new language and culture. She drew strength from church community events and bible studies.
She enjoyed volunteering at the local thrift store and socializing with the other volunteers. She also enjoyed quilting in her own time and found great joy in making blankets for her kids and grandkids.
Although mom had many hard days in her last years, she also showed great strength and resilience. Just when the doctors thought she was helpless she would pull through again. She found ways to laugh with us and participate in things like canning from the comfort of her recliner. We are So grateful for many good memories we could share with her this summer. She was so grateful for all the help she received. We rejoice that she is free from suffering and pain. She will be greatly missed but she is with Jesus in glory.
The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church(50619 Talbot Line, Aylmer) on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Masks are required. There will be no public visitation. Donations to Mennonite Community Services would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com
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