Youngest of Joe & Flora Bergsma’s children, he was raised in Courtenay where he fished & excelled in tomfoolery. Later he attended UBC receiving a B.Sc. (Math & Physics) & a Master’s (Education) & met the love of his life, Joyce. Together they came to Terrace to continue his career in education, retiring as Asst. Superintendent, & to raise two sons while Skip fished, hunted & was involved in Swim Club & the Concert Society. Despite travelling the world with Joyce, Terrace was always home for Skip where he continued to fish, hunt, garden, & pursue his interests.
Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce, son Ian, son Eric & daughter-in-law Patti, many close friends, brother George, sister Anna, and many nieces & nephews.
The family would like to thank the support of friends during Skip’s illness as well to Dr. Fourie, Dr. Brown & the hospital nurses who provided care. Special thanks to Patti for the care provided to our husband/father. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terrace Dare to Dream Foundation or to Terrace Search & Rescue.
A gathering to celebrate Skip’s life will take place at the REM Lee Theatre on Saturday June 20 at 1pm; reception to follow at 3pm at the Terrace Curling Club.Casual attire.