Brittany Bergsma Memorial Fund
Tragically, on June 8, 2018, 18 yr old Brittany Bergsma was struck by a train, and did not survive.
Britt was diagnosed at a very young age as having low functioning Autism. She was in her last year as a student at IDCI in their special needs program, in Ingersoll Ontario.
She was an amazing young lady, with a passion for Disney, and like most teenagers, Snapchat filters.
She leaves behind her mom Sharon Spriel, dad Ken Bergsma, older sister Ashley, little brother Tyler, best friend Tasha , and many other family members and friends.
The following Ingersoll locations are collecting cash donations for Miss Britts memorial fund, for those who would rather donate that way:
* Kraft Korner
* Tony & Gus Salon
* The Olde Bakery Cafe
* Mrs Ingersoll Family Restaurant
* Koffee Korner
* Floral Occasions
* Heavenly Sweets Ice Cream Parlour
* This And That Store
* Thames General Dentistry
* Ingersoll Pharmasave
You may also drop into any TD branch to donate to the Brittany Bergsma Memorial fund Account # 05032-6404515
If you would like to make a donation in the form of a gift card, flower, meal for the family ect. please contact me directly or Mala at Kraft Korner
There is also a makeshift memorial for Britt set up at Mckeand and Victoria, if anyone wants to drop off flowers or stop and say a prayer for Miss Britt and her family.
100% of the proceeds will be going to her family, to be used towards funeral expenses, time off work and any other related expenses.
Most of you know me. My Name is Tasha Renee Callow, also of Ingersoll, Ontario. I have been Britts Personal Support Worker (respite care) for about 8 yrs, and have become a very close family friend to Britt and her family. Particularly her mom Sharon.
100% of the funds (minus the fees that Go Fund Me takes) will be transferred to the TD Canada Trust, trust fund account set up for Britt then TD Canada Trust will make up a draft and give it directly to Sharon, to be used to pay for all of the funeral related expenses, to cover any time off work Sharon, Ken and Ashely need and any counselling and/or therapy the family may need.
THANK YOU, each and every one of you.
A very special thank you to all of the first responders that helped Britt and her family after the accident.
I really wish I could thank every single one of you individually, the whole community has been so supportive and amazing.
I'm so sorry if I missed anyone.
Please continue to spread Autism awareness every chance you get <3
I also have a special message from Britts mom Sharon. She wants all of the first responders, train passengers and VIA rail staff (specially the driver) that were affected by the accident to know that she is thinking of you, and praying for each and every one of you.
(teachers, care givers, classmates from Britts program at IDCI more than welcome)
Mostly they want to keep it private from the media or people that don't know the family .