Obituary Notice — Rhonda Leigh Bergen

Rhonda Leigh Bergen1976 - 2012
Rhonda Leigh Bergen
1976 – 2012

Words alone cannot convey the depth of our sadness at the sudden passing of Rhonda Leigh Bergen on December 16, 2012, at the young age of 36 years; her family at her side.

Rhonda was predeceased by her mother, Ann Leible, and leaves behind her father, Alex Leible of Salmon Arm. She is survived by her brother Rod  (Deb) Bergen of Revelstoke, sisters Deb (Eliseo) Butler and Carol-Anne Bergen, both of Kamloops and Lee (Kevin) Holden of Salmon Arm.

Nieces and nephews, Nikki, Heath, Brandi, Chris, Ashley, Kirsten and Kaeden. Great nephews, Kayson, Laken, Taven; great nieces Taylor, Avery and Adalyn.

Rhonda was born in Kelowna on August 26, 1976. She moved with family to Salmon Arm and built a life full of accomplishments including graduation from Okanagan College, work in a meaningful career, travel (England, Scotland, and Ireland), a beautiful home and a large network of friends and family.

She will be greatly missed by her community of close friends from Lynndale Lodge, 2010 Foothills home and Zellers. Rhonda loved her work caring for those who appreciated her giving heart and catching sense of humour. Her infectious smile and spirit brought sunshine to everyone’s day. She left a lasting impression with everyone she met.

Her deepest love was evident to family and friends; spending time with each and every one of them, laughing and just “being”. Her creative nature allowed her to appreciate and capture special moments; these events seen by her as priceless. She poured all her love into creating books full of memories, insisting that each and every one was as important as the next.

Please join us in celebrating the life of our sweet, generous, heart of gold, sometimes-off-the wall-hilarious Rhonda! In knowing how humour truly defined this young woman, at her request, we must include it during our celebration. We ask that you bring and wear your silliest hat! There will be an appropriate time during the service that we will ask you to wear it; to honour our dear Rhonda.

Celebration of Life to be held at Fischer’s Funeral Services, January 12 at 11 am, followed by a tea.

In lieu of flowers and other in-kind support, the family has set up a trust fund in her name. Please contact either Deb Butler 778-470-3702 or Lee Holden 250-832-6485. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm 250-833-1129. E-mail condolences and share memories through Rhonda’s obituary at