John Leland Bergquist died Jan. 2, 2021 at age 54 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Tri Star Medical Center with his companion Georgie Smith by his side.
He was born May 18, 1966 in Manchester, Connecticut. He lived in Vernon, Connecticut until he was 4, moved to Gardner, Maine then Clearwater, Florida and to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he graduated from high school. As a child, he enjoyed visiting his grandmother and grandfather in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He received a BS degree in computer science from the University of California in Berkeley.
He worked at Capital Market Technologies for several years where he aided a commodities trader by programming algorithms for him. He then went to a company which dealt with world shipping. From there he worked for Yahoo as a supervisor in the financial department before retiring at an early age.
John was very active and liked to travel. He once traveled to London to visit a friend, where they went to Switzerland for skiing in the alps. Most recently he attended a friend's wedding in Scotland. He traveled throughout the United States, visiting nearly all of the states.
He liked people and had many friends.He was very charitable, being concerned for those less fortunate than himself. He liked challenging situations. He was a resident of Washington state, with homes in both Seattle and San Francisco, California.
After meeting the love of his life, Georgie Smith, they enjoyed life together, traveling to many destinations.
John is survived by his companion, Georgie Smith; his mother, Donna Doyle; father, Fred Bergquist; sister, Joanne Bain and her husband Robert; aunt Dale Morrissey and her husband Joseph; two stepbrothers, a stepsister, several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends to include Chris Brown who aided Georgie in her time of need.
John was cremated with arrangements being made by Nashville Funeral & Cremation. There were neither calling hours nor a service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.