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Martha Ann Bergeron

November 9, 1953 — June 25, 2024

Marti died peacefully at the Civic Hospital, surrounded by her beloved husband Eric Schygulla, family and close friends. She never recovered from a sudden and massive cerebral hemorrhage she had sustained six days earlier.

Marti was born in Ottawa, and grew up in Ottawa and British Columbia. A free spirit and “super cool” older sister of Dan and Phoebe Greenberg, she studied briefly in Toronto and did some travelling before settling back in Ottawa. She especially loved her summers at the family cottage in Dunrobin.

She worked as a bartender and server, where she loved meeting new people, and later as an executive assistant to her late mother, Shirley Greenberg. 

But her life really began when she met Eric, the love of her life. They were inseparable and totally devoted to each other for more than 35 years. They created a beautiful life together in Dunrobin, which they shared with many dogs and cats over the years. 

Marti and Eric’s Canada Day and Hallowe’en parties were legendary, and they regularly hosted family and friends for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

They loved their regular visits to Barbados, where Marti – an excellent cook and baker -- routinely won an annual competition for best baked beans. She finally retired from the competition to give others a chance!

Marti was a talented artist who was proficient at many crafts, with a special passion for miniatures. And she loved nurturing her beautiful garden and pond.

She is survived by Eric, brother Dan Greenberg (Barbara Crook) sister Phoebe Greenberg, nephew Miles Greenberg and her sister- and brother-in law Marianne and Dave Smith. She was predeceased by her mother Shirley, father Paul Bergeron, stepfather Irving Greenberg, and uncle William “Gerry” Schnell.

Sorely missed by many friends, including Alice and Bruce Mitchell, Jane Berry and Patrick Blanar, Eleanor Thomson, Prescille and John Goodrich, and Deborah and Andrew Chaplin.

Thanks to Dr. Kathi Kovacs and the team at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, and to Dr. Dalibor Kubelik and the team in the Intensive Care Unit at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus. Special thanks to Stephanie Damphouse, ICU nurse Lori, Tina and Nik Martell, and Elise, who was our guardian angel during Marti’s final days.

Celebration of life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an animal welfare charity, the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.






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