Irene G. BERG, CGA (nee Willms)

February 26, 1952 ~ March 9, 2014

On the morning of March 9th, our Lord welcomed home our beloved, beautiful and courageous Irene, after a grueling 3 year battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Rod Berg; parents-in-law, Ray & Trudy Berg; brothers, Ernie (Susan) Willms, Jake (Eleanor) Willms; sister, Karen Boggs; sisters-in-law, Valerie (Berg) & Jim Parker, and Nancy (Berg) & Calvin Werner. She was a much loved aunt to four nieces, seven nephews, two great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Irene is predeceased by her parents, Jacob & Helen Willms, Kelowna BC, and former brother-in-law, Murray Boggs.

Irene was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her family relocated to Kelowna, BC in January 1967 where she graduated from Dr. Knox High School, in 1970. She was baptized in the Kelowna 1st Mennonite Church and attended Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford.

Irene married Rod Berg on May 22, 1982. She received her CGA designation in February 1989 and opened a successful accounting practice in Surrey/Langley. She was an active member of the Langley Chapter of the Valley Women’s Network, serving many years on the Executive Board. In 2005 they relocated to Vancouver Island after finding their life-long dream property and home in Nanoose Bay. Irene opened a new accounting practice in Nanaimo where she worked until June 2013.

Our family wishes to express a special thank you to the nurses and the Hospice Home Care team for all their kindness in caring for Irene at home. We are also truly grateful for their support to Rod so that they could remain together in their beloved home.

Donations to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

A Celebration of Irene’s remarkable life will be held on March 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Nanoose Evangelical Free Church, 2462 Nanoose Road, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9E6. 250-468-9233. Pastor, Chris Wilson

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