OUR FOUNDERS

Family Owned and Operated for Over 20 Years.

Our Founders

Like any successful business, great leadership sets the tone for the entire company. Berwick Retirement Communities’ senior management team, helmed by owners Gordon and Chris Denford, have been working together for 23 years to carry out their vision of always offering seniors “the best possible quality of life, in the nicest possible surroundings”.

Gordon Denford has been building homes in Western Canada for over 50 years. In the mid 1980’s, Mr. Denford wanted to create a residence that was specifically designed for seniors, something that exceeded the standards of the day. It had to incorporate state-of-the-art communication systems within a purpose-built building. It also had to offer a full range of exceptional amenities and services within a caring community setting. Above all, it needed to be a “step up” for residents, a place that exceeded all expectations of what a retirement residence could be. His experience, research and discussion with seniors groups and leading local consultants, ultimately led to the creation of Berwick House Victoria in 1989. With the success of that first venture, he continued to raise the bar with five additional resort-style retirement communities, each individually unique and built specifically for their location.

Christopher Denford works with Berwick’s architectural team in the design of each retirement community. Mr. Denford has over 20 years of residential development experience, extensive knowledge of seniors’ housing requirements and a keen eye for aesthetic details. This combination of skills enables him to assist in the design and development of award-winning independent living residences that, as he says, “he would be happy to live in himself”.

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Berwick by the Sea: Campbell River, BC

Toll Free: 1-844-418-1353
Phone: 250-850-1353
Fax: 250-850-1355
1353 16th Ave.
Campbell River, BC
V9W 2C9 Canada
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Berwick Comox Valley: Comox, BC

Toll Free: 1-866-625-1690
Phone: (250) 339-1690
Fax: (250) 339-1789
1700 Comox Avenue
Comox, British Columbia
V9M 4H4 Canada
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Berwick on the Park: Kamloops, BC

Toll Free: 1-866-377-7275
Phone: (250) 377-7275
Fax: (250) 377-7276
60 Whiteshield Crescent South
Kamloops, BC
V2E 2S9 Canada
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Berwick on the Lake: Nanaimo, BC

Toll Free: 1-877-525-3111
Phone: (250) 729-7995
Fax: (250) 729-7996
3201 Ross Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 6L9 Canada
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Berwick Qualicum Beach: Qualicum Beach, BC

Toll Free: 1-866-397-5463
Phone: (250) 385-1505
120 First Avenue West
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
V9K 1G9 Canada
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Berwick Royal Oak: Victoria, BC

Toll Free: 1-866-721-4680
Phone: (250) 386-4680
Fax: (250) 386-4681
4680 Elk Lake Drive
Victoria, BC
V8Z 0B4 Canada
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Berwick House: Victoria, BC

Toll Free: 1-866-721-4062
Phone: (250) 721-4062
Fax: (250) 721-4067
4062 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, BC
V8N 3E6 Canada
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