ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Danny Bergin, born on November 10, 1964, and passed away on March 28, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Kate Gallagher on April 3, 2021
Uncle D, I don’t know what else to say except thank you. Thank you for all the memories. Days spent at 367, trips up to London, your brilliant stories, the list is endless. You were such a big part of all our lives and it shows in how much we all think of you.
You were a fantastic uncle and godfather and though we can’t erase the hole you have left we will fill it with all those memories.
Until we meet again Uncle D xx
Posted by Brenda Molloy on April 2, 2021
Uncle D,

Always so kind and generous with his time. I remember when he brought me into West Ealing on the bus to buy my first album (a cassette!) - one of so many treasured memories of such a special man.

Will be so very much missed by us all. Always at the centre of family social gatherings and a key participant in any sing song!

Love always, Brenda, Kevin & kids xx
Posted by Frankie Gill on April 2, 2021
Miss you uncle D- you were one of the warmest and kindest people I ever met, except when it came to monopoly and you took on a more ruthless persona! The world is not the same without you in it.
Posted by Lora McGann on March 28, 2021
Uncle D

There are no words to explain the hole left behind in the lives of everyone who knew you. Your infectious sense of humour and playful banter rubbed off on anyone you met.

I loved our catch ups at 367 on Saturday mornings shared over giant cups of teas where you would be excited to tell me about the latest health kick you were on usually involving strange foods or the vegetables you were growing at the allotment (still the best potatoes ever) or the great deals you were getting at Lidl where you would fill your backpack until it could hold no more.

At family parties you were the life and soul and loved a good sing song, Fiddlers Green always being my firm favourite party piece of yours (Patrick has now learnt it in honour of his Great Uncle Danny aka GUD- a nickname you proudly gave yourself when Dylan was born)

You cared for Nanny and Grandad with pride and kindness for so long and I still recall the jokes and wind ups back and forth between you and them. I know you are up there joking with them again, along with our lovely Auntie Mags. You are all missed everyday but the great memories live on forever. ❤️

PS: F the begrudgers
Posted by Bridget Bergin on March 28, 2021

My wonderful brother, Dan

I still cannot believe that Dan is not with us!
Such a life force and special human being.
Always a great brother and brilliant uncle and great uncle.
We all miss the humour, intelligence, songs, stories and massive heart that made him so unique.
We have many, many good memories throughout the years and more recently of his wedding and party last year. Even though he was very ill, it was wonderful to see him so happy. We just did not know how little time he had.
I will always be grateful for the support he gave me during difficult times. All my children loved him to bits, as so many others did.
Quiz, expert and games connoisseur, he gave his time freely, a gentleman and a scholar.
We all miss our lovely mum, dad and wonderful sister Margaret and losing Danny has been just so very hard for the whole family and everyone whose lives he touched. I am so grateful for having shared the laughter and love that he brought to us all.
Love always
Bridget
Posted by Mary Gill on March 27, 2021
I cannot believe a year has passed since we lost our lovely brother Danny. I still find it hard to believe that he is gone especially as we never got to say a proper goodbye. I miss him every day and think of him often. His generous, kind hearted nature, his quick wit, his enthusiasm for all he did, his interesting facts and stories and most most of all his love for his family and friends.

Our loss was Mum, Dad and Mags’ gain and this is the one comfort we take from it. I trust they are all together up there and watching over us all.

Love you always Dan xxxx

Posted by Bernie Gallagher on March 26, 2021
I cannot think of my lovely brother Danny without seeing his mischievous grin in my minds eye.

I miss the fun, the laughter, the long long chats and the reminisces we shared often over the years. I miss his kindness, his sincerity and the thousands of ‘one liners’ he could pull from his amazing memory at the drop of a hat..... I miss so much more.

I am grateful for having been blessed to have had Danny in my life and think of him as well as my gorgeous sister Mags, our Mum and Dad every single day.

They will all be with me for as long as I live.
Posted by Lora McGann on March 24, 2021
Summing up Danny Bergin is no easy feat
The kindest and funniest man you could ever meet

As an Uncle and great uncle he always brought fun
And he leaves such great memories for each and every one
The history museum days out were the best
With an army of kids he was put to the test
A constant supply of goodies and snacks
Pulled from the famous camping backpack

His trips to Cambridge festival were the highlight of his year
Meeting faithful friends who would come from far and near
In times of need and hardship, on them he could depend
Their friendship and loyalty shone through to the end

A Bucket cup of tea and a good old book
In quiz shows and games night no one else got a look
Monopoly, linkee, cards or scrabble
He was always too good for the rest of us rabble

He cared for our Nanny and Grandad so well
Though hard at times, you never would tell
Always a smile and an interesting fact
Or a riddle or joke (mostly with tact)

He loved a good session , the craic and sing song
Fiddlers green, jonny jump up... he could go all night long

In Sally he found true happiness and love
And he will be smiling down on her from up above.
They did not get the time they deserved
But a place by his side he has surely reserved

He loved his family dearly, and was proud of the Bergin name
The fabulous seven siblings, of 367 Hanwell fame
Their special bond was clear to see, but this will not be broken
He will forever be remembered and fond memories often spoken 

But for now uncle D this is goodbye and god speed
Nanny is waiting and has a garden to weed
Grandad is waiting for a drink and a card game 
While Auntie Mags plans a party all in your name

He was a true gentleman in a world where’s there few
And anyone that met him knew this to be true
He was taken too soon, but it was his time to rest
He was one of a kind, simply the best

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Posted by Kate Gallagher on April 3, 2021
Uncle D, I don’t know what else to say except thank you. Thank you for all the memories. Days spent at 367, trips up to London, your brilliant stories, the list is endless. You were such a big part of all our lives and it shows in how much we all think of you.
You were a fantastic uncle and godfather and though we can’t erase the hole you have left we will fill it with all those memories.
Until we meet again Uncle D xx
Posted by Brenda Molloy on April 2, 2021
Uncle D,

Always so kind and generous with his time. I remember when he brought me into West Ealing on the bus to buy my first album (a cassette!) - one of so many treasured memories of such a special man.

Will be so very much missed by us all. Always at the centre of family social gatherings and a key participant in any sing song!

Love always, Brenda, Kevin & kids xx
Posted by Frankie Gill on April 2, 2021
Miss you uncle D- you were one of the warmest and kindest people I ever met, except when it came to monopoly and you took on a more ruthless persona! The world is not the same without you in it.
his Life

Danny - by Bridget Bergin

Dan was an exceptional human being. He was born on 10th November 1964 in London. The 2nd youngest of seven children. He was always easy going and full of fun. 

Dan left school at 16 and took up an apprenticeship as a coach painter with London transport, and left as soon as he could. He got involved in rugby from an early age and joined the Mercenaries, where he made life long friends.

He headed for Australia in his youth and took up with a fairground troupe running a stall.
He liked Australia and may have stayed but he came back to England for a friend's wedding and never managed to return.

Dan loved nothing better than a good sing song and had a whole repertoire he sang at family gatherings. 

Dan loved his Cambridge group and the mixture of friends he had known all his life and their families and friends. He looked forward to the Cambridge Folk Festival every year, preparing and planning what he would take, months in advance and returning full of stories about bands he had seen and jokes he had heard. He went to the Festival for 30 years.

He was really great with every one of his nephews and nieces, spending endless time with them, whether that involved a trip to the bunny park or the natural history museum, Dan was there leading the charge with a gaggle of kids behind him.

He had also formed relationships with his great nephews and nieces. Uniformly known to all 20 nieces and nephews and then great nieces and nephews as Uncle D.

Always ready for a marathon game of Risk or his great love Monopoly. He trounced everyone and always came out triumphant but with good grace and jokes and we all just loved him the more for it.

He was always so generous with his time and support.

He looked after our Mum and Dad and moved back into 367 Greenford ave, caring for them both up until their final days.

He loved gardening and was a bit of a farmer at heart taking on a large allotment at one stage and delighting in sharing produce he had grown.

Dan was knowledgeable, very well read and a socialist at heart. His personality drew people to him throughout his life even more so when he moved to Plymouth 

He loved theatre and joined an amateur dramatic class in Plymouth, went sailing, wild swimming ans did outdoor yoga. Of course he also dedicated time volunteering for the food bank and hospice. Always there to help people wherever he could.

Dan bought a flat of his own in Plymouth.athough always proud of his Hanwellian legacy he shifted his allegiance gradually over his last few years to Plymouth and settled well.

In 2019 he and Sally became a couple. He had achieved the love and companionship and coming together of two minds and like spirits that he had never experienced in his life before. Sally made him so happy and brought him peace and contentment. He also got as close as he ever had to being a step-father and grand-dad and adored all Sally's children and grand-children.

Dan and Sally got married on the 5th March. It was a lovely ceremony but tinged with sadness because we all knew about Dan's terminal diagnosis. We were all there for the wedding party every single niece and nephew travelled from Ireland, Spain, Brussels and London to be there along with Sally's family and the Cambridge Folk Festival friends and Plymouth friends.
He said a couple of times that the wedding and party were among the best days of his life.

Dan deteriorated faster than anyone could have imagined and died suddenly after suffering the ravages of cancer on 28th March 2020. 

Our lives have been made brighter by Dan being such a part of them and we will never forget or stop loving our wonderful brother, Uncle and Great Uncle.
May he rest in peace.
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