Harold BergRow 1100Plot 1164
1927 – 2015
In loving memory, the family of Harold Berg would like to share with you the news of his passing on September 20, 2015. Harold was born June 21, 1927 in Waldheim, Sk. He was the third son of David and Agnes Berg (nee Dahl). Sadness entered the family with the death of his mom, in 1937, and later his Dad remarried Helen Regier. Harold grew up on a farm, completed high school, and then went to Normal School to become a teacher. It was during his time at Normal School that he became a Christian. He taught in various rural schools. July 9, 1950, he married Edna Schultz. Shortly after marriage they moved to St. Catharines, ON where he worked at a textile factory. During this time Douglas was born and Edna procured tuberculosis. After returning to Waldheim, Harold began teaching in the Waldheim area. During this time Barbara and Gary were added to the family. In 1960 the family moved to Plenty for seven years during which time Harold studied one year at the U.of S. to complete his B.Ed. During their time in Plenty Harold and Edna joined the Gideons. Lanigan was the next destination to teach in 1967. The family attended the Philadelphia M.B. Church. In 1974, Harold and Edna began attending the Lanigan Christian Fellowship Church. Harold retired in 1984 and in 1986 went to Winnipeg to volunteer with MCC for two years. The couple moved to Saskatoon in 1992. Ten years were spent working and leading with Roving Volunteers in Christ’s service (RVIC’S). Harold and Edna had just celebrated 65 years of marriage in July. During the last weeks he was hospitalized and passed away peacefully. Harold’s faith was always strong and remained so to the end. He took pride as an educator and students appreciated his teaching and who he was. He loved people. Sports were enjoyed by him, whether participating, coaching or spectating. Wherever Harold was, there was enthusiasm, joy, jokes and sparkling eyes. His commitment was exemplified in his love for Edna, his role as a father and grandfather. Harold took every opportunity to help his children and grandchildren, church, community and other groups as needed. He is survived by his loving wife, Edna, three children, Douglas (Lillian), Barb (Niall), Gary (Audrey), seven grandchildren (Predeceased by grandchild Joel.) and ten great-grandchildren; as well as siblings (Alice) Berg, Ray (Trudy) Berg, Pauline Schmidt, Kay (Al) Wiebe, Lois (Roger) Hebb, Lydia (Cliff) Friesen. The Funeral Service will be held on September 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Forest Grove Community Church.