Born In: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: October 2nd, 1939
Passed on: September 24th, 2012
BERG: The family of Grace Berg is deeply saddened to announce her passing on September 24, 2012. Grace is predeceased by her son, Trent Neil Berg, her parents, Jacob and Helen Harder, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Alice Berg, siblings Barney Harder, Rita Vangen, Bertha Anderson, Jessie Beisel, Marie Stephenson, and Harry Harder. In addition, she is predeceased by nephews and nieces Kim Chant, Gordon Stephenson, Elaine Lachowitzer, Todd Beisel, Heather and Allison Bartel, and Richard Beisel. She is survived by her husband Gerald Berg, daughters Cindi Berg (Morgan and Rylee), Michele (Leonard Wiebe) and children (Ryan and Kimbi), Sherry (Mel Pederson) and children (Payton and Lane), and Carmen (Ryan Ostrander) and children (Katie and Ethan). Grace Darlene Harder was born in the Swift Current Hospital on October 2,1939, but was raised in Stewart Valley. "Gracie," as she was better known to schoolmates, was an accomplished athlete and loyal friend. She played hockey and fastball, and won numerous awards in track and field. As the youngest of 7, Gracie was feisty and mischievous, and those characteristics carried through to adulthood. Grace met her husband, Gerald Berg, at a dance in Swift Current, and the spark that was lit when their hands first touched resulted in marriage on November 22, 1957. Their love of dancing continued well into their married life, as they attended many community functions where they had the opportunity to light up the floor. After they were married, they moved to John Nelson's farm near Hallonquist where Gerald was a hired hand and Grace's final and most important career as a homemaker began. Their first daughter, Cindi, was born in August of 1958. They moved to the family farm in 1961, where, over the years, they were blessed by the arrival of 3 more daughters, Michele in 1964, Sherry in 1968, and Carmen in 1970. Grace worked hard her entire life, keeping a spotless home, raising 4 well-mannered children (just ask her), and assisting with the great demands of life on a busy farm. In addition, she kept odd jobs as a bus driver and postmistress (Neidpath). She also clerked for Gerald Berg Auction Services for many years until their retirement from the auction business. It was in the Hallonquist-Neidpath area where Grace and Gerald made loving, supportive, lifelong friends. Grace adored the Swift Current Broncos, the Toronto Blue Jays, the family farm, and ornamental pigs. However, she loved nothing more than her grandchildren, and she took great pleasure in sharing their many accomplishments with friends and neighbours. Some of her family's most cherished memories will be of the innumerable Scrabble and card games where Mom was a true competitor, and of the wonderful picnics on the big, white rock where Grandma was sure to pack homemade buns and scuffles. Gerald and Grace recently retired to Swift Current where they enjoyed some quiet time with new neighbours and where many of their closest friends continued to visit. Grace was well-known for her competitive spirit and fierce strength, but cancer was the one opponent she could not defeat. She will be sadly missed and deeply loved by her family and closest friends. "Rest in peace for once, dear mom And know your legacy lives on It's immortalized in the ones you love For us, you will never be gone." At Grace's request, there will be no funeral service. Those wishing to make a donation in her name may do so to either the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Warren's Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. For further information please call 1-800-267-6606 : (306) 773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.