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BERGSMA, Taeke “Ted” Andy. December 21, 1946 ~ January 6, 2022


It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Ted Bergsma at Grandview Lodge on Thursday January 6, 2022.

Ted was born in Holland and emigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings when he was 4 years old. Ted resided in Dunnville with several careers but mainly at Wabasso and Bick’s Pickles (Smuckers). Following retirement Ted enjoyed occupying his time as a devoted Star Trek Fan. As his health began to fail, he took up residence at Grandview Lodge becoming a long term tennant and became a familiar face with many of the staff and residents. Ted looked forward to drives with his sister and after coaxing her a stop at McDonalds for fries and a chocolate shake their tours of old stomping grounds would begin. Ted’s favourite was Port Maitland.

Ted was predeceased by his mother Ann, father Evert and brothers Andy, Harry, Nick, and Joe (Kathy). Ted was a wonderful and fun loving brother to Gene (Lorrie), Hank (late Linda), Claire (Barry), Christina (Robert), Gerrie, Anna (Al) and Evert. Ted will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank and bring attention to the caring and committed staff that assisted with Ted’s care for so many years. Private cremation has taken place. Online condolences and photos at jwhartfuneralhome.com


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21 Comments To "BERGSMA, Taeke “Ted” Andy. December 21, 1946 ~ January 6, 2022"

#1 Comment By Sandy Passmore On January 7, 2022 @ 8:16 pm

My deepest sympathy to the Family…
Thinking of all of you xxoo

#2 Comment By Jonathan On January 7, 2022 @ 9:29 pm

Very sad to wake up today in Taipei and hear of Uncle Ted’s passing.
I think my earliest memory of him (maybe a bit hazy by now) was from one of his visits out to BC when my mum and dad and I were living in Vancouver. Maybe it was for Expo ‘86—I remember he would pop his false teeth halfway out to get a laugh out of four year old me. It seemed pretty amazing at the time, and he was always happy to play along. And over the years, during my later visits to Dunnville, he was always such a comfortable presence to be around, someone who enjoyed what he could in life, trips to Tim, scratch and win tickets, favourite shows on tv (and keeping a firm grip on the remote), etc. He’ll be very much missed…everyone who knew him will feel the loss, but for those who got to spend time with him on a more regular basis I know it will hit home that much harder. Love and condolences!

#3 Comment By Sandy Hoover On January 7, 2022 @ 9:36 pm

My deepest sympathies to Ted’s brothers and sisters. I have known Ted for many many years. Ted and I worked in the same department at Wabasso many years back. He was a good worker, a good friend, and always took care of us girls at the plant. He was a damn good man. When my mom was at Grandview Lodge I would make a point of always talking and visiting with Ted when I visited with my mom. Ted knew who I was and he was as sweet as he ever was. Again, my sincerest condolences.

#4 Comment By Melanie Jepp On January 7, 2022 @ 10:18 pm

I’m sorry for you loss.

#5 Comment By Cindy Butler On January 7, 2022 @ 10:21 pm

Deepest sympathy to all.

#6 Comment By StanleyHammond On January 8, 2022 @ 6:31 am

So very sorry we lost another Port Maitland boy.

#7 Comment By George and Nadene Hornibrook On January 8, 2022 @ 7:09 am

Dear Claire, Barry, Hank and the Bergsma Family,
We’re so sorry to hear about Ted’s passing.
We send our deepest condolences.
Claire, you certainly will suffer no regrets about not visiting him. You were
a very faithful sister.
May happy memories of Ted sustain you and your family for a lifetime.

With Love and Hugs,
George and Nadene

#8 Comment By John Anger On January 8, 2022 @ 8:04 am

My condolences to the Bergsma Family.

#9 Comment By Tina Robichaud On January 8, 2022 @ 9:32 am

R.I.P Uncle Ted. You will.be missed.

#10 Comment By Garbas On January 8, 2022 @ 9:52 am

My Deepest Condolences to Teddy’s Family,,, May he R.I.P.

#11 Comment By Dorothy and Peter Deklerk On January 8, 2022 @ 10:25 am

We send Ted,s family and friends our love and sympathy in his earthly life ending. He sure was a very kind man.

#12 Comment By Shannon Grant-Henderson On January 8, 2022 @ 10:49 am

I worked with Ted at Bicks, Such a sad loss.

Sending Condolences to his Family!

#13 Comment By Heather caughell On January 8, 2022 @ 7:13 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Ted my condolences to the family and friends he was a great guy worked with him at Bicks he will be missed

#14 Comment By Angie Sutton On January 8, 2022 @ 7:59 pm

I hope you find comfort in knowing that your memories of Ted will never fade. I am thinking of you all. Big hugs.

#15 Comment By Deb and Kirk Dewar On January 8, 2022 @ 9:39 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We have lots of memories of Ted from Port Maitland days and his visits to Flatt’s store.

#16 Comment By Angie B On January 9, 2022 @ 9:34 am

I am sorry for your loss, he will be missed. Hugs for the family.

#17 Comment By Betty Nagel(Culp) On January 9, 2022 @ 8:50 pm

My deepest condolences to the entire family.Hugs to all.

#18 Comment By Sherry Bowden On January 9, 2022 @ 9:53 pm

My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Ted at Wabasso for many years. He was such a nice guy, we had alot of laughs back then. Lots of great memories. May you find comfort in your memories of him.

#19 Comment By David J Rowe On January 11, 2022 @ 9:20 am

My deepest sympathies.

#20 Comment By Marlene Phibbs On January 12, 2022 @ 10:13 am

My very deepest condolences for your family. Ted was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.

#21 Comment By Jack Chrysler and Kaye Jones On January 13, 2022 @ 10:34 am

Our deepest condolences to all.