Family and friends gathered Thursday to mourn an elderly Calgary couple who got lost in the bush and died of exposure.

Hundreds came to pay their respects at Forsters Garden Chapel in the northwest, to remember the lives of Allen and Margaret Berrington, remembering their love for one another, and their inseparable lives.

The Berringtons — both in their 90s — were found last week just metres apart on a road not far from where their car appeared to have run out of gas.

RCMP say the couple’s car was found by two dirt bike riders near Water Valley, about 100 kilometres northwest of Calgary.

The two, who had been reported missing two days earlier by their family, apparently tried to walk out of the bush.

How the couple ended up where they did remains a mystery.

They were last seen by family at a get-together at their southwest Calgary home for Margaret Berrington’s 91st birthday.

James Graham, the couple’s grandson, has said the family is finding some comfort in the fact that the two died as they lived — together.