Born: March 20, 1933 Yahk BC
Died: December 27, 2014 Castlegar BC
With deep sadness, the family of Armand Berg wish to announce his peaceful passing into the House of the Father, on the night of the 27th of December, 2014. Armand was kindly permitted to remain in his own bed, in his own home in Castlewood Village instead of spending his final weeks in another facility. The Castlewood Care staff and management, Linda and Jane, were absolutely wonderful in caring for our father. Special thanks are due to community nurse, Carrie, Case Manager, Anita and helpers for daily visits during holiday time. Our eternal gratitude goes out to Pastor, Fr. David John for his Christmas Day visit to our family at Dad’s bedside. Kind recognition to family doctor, David Larocque, for years of dedicated support and care.
Armand was pre-deceased by loving and talented wife, Edith Mary (2002), sons Stephen Victor (1962) and Laurence Armand (2002), Dad’s Norwegian parents, Barney and Mary Berg, and sister Violet Rose, (whom Armand actually named) also passed on before him.
Armand is survived by his one and only daughter, Cassandra Marie, and youngest remaining devoted and loyal son, Stuart Enar. Dad still has 2 sisters, Marie and Mable, and a brother, Norman, left to mourn him. Of course, too numerous to list, are Armand’s incredible legacy of Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. Extended family abound!
Dad gathered many friends over a life-time lived fully as a dedicated husband and father, tug-boat master at Celgar, neighbour and friend as a resident up and down the Valley, and many West Kootenay towns — finally, residing at “CastleWood Village” in retirement. Dad was also a musician, a volunteer wherever needed, and in his quiet way, always active in his community. Dad the worker, outdoorsman, trapper consummate camper, fisherman, mentor and friend to youth, family man, good neighbour, “Mr. Fix-it”, farmer, soldier, and story-teller, will be sadly missed by all who knew this unassuming, but solid, generous man. (Our hearts are so empty without you, Daddy. Love you, Stu and Dee)
No service by request. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life is tentatively planned for the middle of July. Details to follow at a later date.