Thomas Berger, a distinguished lawyer and supporter of Indigenous rights, passed away in Vancouver on April 28th at the age of 88. Tom Berger and his wife Bev have been strong supporters of The Verna J Kirkness Education Foundation and he will be missed by all the Foundation community.
In the words of Verna Kirkness “we have lost a champion”. Throughout his career, he was involved in many important legal decisions related to Indigenous rights and justice. Many of Tom’s accomplishments are shown on this interactive site about his life and work:
The Verna J Kirkness Education Foundation is one of the charities Tom’s surviving wife and family asked to be supported in lieu of sending flowers. To make a donation to the The Verna J Kirkness Education Foundation in Tom’s memory, please click here.