Gerry and Peggy Bergeron
Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. located in Dawson Creek, British Columbia is family owned and operated by Gerry and Peggy Bergeron which opened October 1994.
Gerry is married to Peggy and have two daughters, Sabrina and Anna. They believe Dawson Creek is an excellent place to raise their family and are pleased about having established a business which concentrates on serving the community with integrity and compassion.
Peggy Bergeron (nee Johnson) with a degree in Education from the University of Alberta, has fifteen years experience as an educator and has worked along side Gerry as a funeral director since 1995. Peggy was born in Dawson Creek, and is the daughter of Fred and May Johnson of Cherry Point, Alberta (50 miles north of Dawson Creek) who are also pioneers to this area. Her grandparents Jesse and Carolyn Johnson, early Peace settlers operated a store in Cherry Point, Alberta. The majority of Peggy's family are involved in the cattle and agriculture industries.
Along with being a funeral director Peggy has branched into working
as a ‘celebrant’ for families wanting to celebrate and honor
the life of their loved one within a non denominational or less traditional
style of service. Peggy has
Carol Loney, M.A., RPC. MPCP.
Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and mentor is a gifted teacher and counsellor. Her passion is (and has been for many years) to encourage men and women to develop their God-given potential in the roles they choose to embrace. Carol supports and empathically encourages hurting people to “…find their voices” in creating, nurturing, and sustaining healthy and fulfilling relationships. Using drama, role-playing, spiritual teaching, and examples from her own life, she brings an enthusiasm and wisdom to the exploration of who we are which empowers and uplifts in life-changing ways.
Gerry and Peggy recognized a need for after care within the communities and have hosted many grief support and care giver seminars as well as ongoing grief support groups. Since coming on staff with Bergeron’s Carol has taken over the ‘aftercare’ program facilitating group, private grief support, and sends out support material to families as needed. Carol is a ‘Celebrant’ when needed and finds it very fulfilling to help families develop meaningful services to celebrate and honor their loved .
Brian Waddell: Funeral Director Apprentice
Brian Waddell is a lifelong resident of Dawson Creek. The Waddell family moved to the peace region in 1956, where grandparents Orville and Clara Waddell started the family farm. Brian was raised by Robert and Linda Waddell. He spent time on Vancouver Island learning the craft of guitar building and repair. He also has a great love of music and art. Brian has worked hard in the customer service field for over 18 years and hopes to bring that knowledge and care to the funeral industry.
Brian married Shelbie Clay in 1999 and they went on to have three lovely children. Drake, Grace and Oliver. Brian and Shelbie spend their spare time with their kids and being involved in their many music and sports activities Brian and Shelbie want to raise their children in the community they grew up in and teach them to be proud of their city.
Dawn Wilson was born and raised in Dawson Creek. She has lived and traveled all over the world, but returned home to Dawson Creek in 2009 to be near her family, Don & Ella Wilson. She enjoys learning about other cultures, reading, traveling, and history. Therefore while traveling, she visit historical graveyards around the world. Some favourites being: the old Protestant Cemetery in Macau, Stanley Park, Hong Kong , and Bunhill Fields, London.