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Celebrating the Memory of Peter Bergstrom

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Volcan Mountain Foundation founding board member, Peter Bergstrom. Peter passed away peacefully with his family on Christmas Eve.

As one VMF board member noted: Peter (with his wife, Vicki), “Was a great man and an integral half of an unstoppable couple.”

For 30 years, Peter and Vicki have been a passionate and active force behind VMF’s mission of preserving and caring for Volcan Mountain. Peter leaves behind quite a legacy. In fact, Peter and Vicki, were recently featured in ‘Creating Legacy’, a tribute film that celebrates the vision and inspiration that established the San Dieguito River Park (SDRP). The Volcan Mountains are the ‘crest’ of SDRP’s Coast to Crest Trail.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to any of three organizations that were close to Peter's heart, including the Volcan Mountain Foundation.

Thank you, Peter, for the beauty, love and legacy that you have left behind.

From (Peter and Vicki's kids) Jenne and Erik Bergstrom:

We are very sad to let you know that my dad, Peter Bergstrom, died on December 24. We were all with him at the end.

He died while on vacation in a beautiful place, after watching a spectacular sunset and moonrise and beating all of us at cards, so it was more or less as he would have wished.

He so wanted to have more time with us, but he was always ready for a new adventure, and as Peter Pan said, "to die would be an awfully big adventure".

We will be planning a celebration of life in the next few months so we will let you know once we have more concrete plans for that.

In the meantime, if anyone would like to send a card, you may send them care of the Volcan Mountain Foundation to: PO Box 1625, Julian, CA 92036.

In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the following organizations would support work that was very close to his heart.

Camp Stevens (CampStevens.org)

Volcan Mountain Foundation (VolcanMt.org)

James Hubbell's Ilan-Lael Foundation (IlanLaelFoundation.org)

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