Marjorie Joan Bergman

Marjorie Joan Bergman

Marjorie Joan Bergman passed away suddenly on June 13 due to a severe stroke.

She never went by her given name of Marjorie and preferred to be called Joan. Joan was born July 21, 1932 to Velma and Cameron MacKay in New Glasgow Nova Scotia, Canada. She moved to Vancouver B.C. in 1950 and met her husband Wilson (Scotty). They were married in 1952.

Joan and Scotty raised their children Bill and Laurie in Canada until they migrated south to Seattle in 1963. Both Joan and Scotty were very involved in Little League baseball for many years in Seattle and enjoyed dancing and other community activities.

Joan was widowed suddenly in 1972.

She remarried in 1976 to Dave Bergman and moved to Whidbey Island. Here they bought and operated Cozy Corner Tavern and later opened and operated the Bush Point Boat Ramp.

After Dave passed away in 1982 Joan raised his two children Barbara and LeeAnn.

She waitressed at Peppers and the Clover Patch Cafe before she went on to co-own and operate Buzz’s Wharf at Bush Point and later got her Realtors License and worked for Tara Coldwell Banker.

Joan moved to the Maple Ridge Condos in 2007 and absolutely loved her new home and neighbors. Joan was very active in the community and was president of the Eagles Woman’s Auxiliary and served on the board at the American Legion. She donated many hours to the blood bank, sold tickets at the Island County Fair, and donated annually to the American Heart Society, Good Cheer and the July 3 fireworks in Freeland. Joan loved to garden, meet friends for lunch and read books. She will be missed by her children Bill Reid and Laurie Gabelein (Ray); step-daughters LeeAnn(David) and Barb Muzzy (Rick); her grandchildren Linnea Weidemen (Mike), Brian Gabelein (Tierra), Tim Gabelein (Brianne), Becky Kathan (Dallas), Kali and Ricky; and her great grandchildren Alex, Mikayla, and baby Wilson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., June 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers we request donations be made to Good Cheer Food Bank.

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