On November 18, 2020, our beloved mother, wife, grandmother and aunt went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with ALS.
Anyone who knew Else will always say she was one of a kind. Her kindness was palpable, she loved and accepted everyone that came into her life with open arms and she always did everything to help anyone she knew needed her help. Her children were her jewels, she loved each of them fiercely and she valued family above all things. Celebrating birthdays and special occasions were important to her and she always made these occasions special. She was caring, compassionate, loving, she made everyone feel at special.
Having this ability to make people feel at ease along with her compassionate and caring personality, made her succeed in her well suited Psychology profession. She was passionate, dedicated, hard working and had a tremendous work ethic.
Else is predeceased by her father Lars Eric Bergsten and her mother Ester Bergsten. She will be missed and cherished by her husband of 53 years Eldonor Silva, and her children Marcelo Bergsten Silva (Francisca), Eduardo Bergsten Silva (Edna), Telma Kennett (Darcy), by her grandchildren, Luis Eduardo, Luis Henrique, Luis Carlos and Natalie, as well as siblings, and many family members in Brazil, Finland, South Africa and Canada.
We would like to sincerely thank the Care Partners Palliative Care Team 8 who provided professional, caring and timely support in all of her needs.