BERG, Rose

Posted: May 17th, 2022

Rose Berg

1927 – 2022

Rose Berg, beloved wife of the late John Berg, passed away in Coaldale on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, May 19, 2022 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.

The funeral service will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by clicking on the livestream link that will be available on this page at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The livestream will begin at 11:00 A.M.

Rose is survived by her daughter Beverly (Ken) Carroll of Lethbridge and their children Trevor (Carol) Carroll of Lethbridge, Colin Carroll of Calgary and Keith Carroll of Lethbridge; daughter Sharon (Dennis) Barbour of Coaldale and their children Scott (Becky) Barbour of Taber and Treena (Callum) Russell of Three Hills. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren Emilee Barbour (Cory Himmelspach) of Camrose and Eric (Emily) Barbour of Coaldale; Mitchell Russell of Three Hills and Madison (Ian) Scantland of Strathmore; Levi, Ethan, Abby and Isabella Carroll all of Lethbridge and she was expecting her first two great great grandchildren in July 2022. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Freda Born of Lethbridge (recently of Taber), Thelma Byde-Vaate of Surrey, British Columbia, Kaye Hagen of Terrace, British Columbia, Gloria (Len) O’Brien of Armstrong, British Columbia and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John Berg, brother Jack (Sue) Friesen, sister Helen (Peter) Durksen and brothers-in-law Jake Born, William Byde-Vaate and George Hagen.

Rose was born to Helen (nee Klassen) and Jacob Friesen on September 10, 1927 in Ewelme (Glenwood), Alberta. Rose and John were living on neighbouring farms when they started dating. She fell in love and at the age of eighteen, she married John I. Berg on November 17, 1945. They didn’t have much but they knew they had each other.

Their daughter Bev was born in 1946 and Sharon, in 1952. Rose was energetic and full of life, always caring for the needs of her family and putting them first. This included working in the beet fields near Coaldale, at the Lilydale plant, for a local dry cleaners and she also worked for Nikkel’s grocery store (Economy Corner) and finally, Robinson’s store.

Rose dearly loved her siblings and craved time with them. They each had a very special place in her heart and she would do anything for them. Family meant the world to Rose. John was at the center of her world for more than sixty years before his passing in December 2005. After John passed away, Rose moved to the Sunny South Lodge where she resided until her passing. She will be dearly missed but fondly remembered.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made directly to ShareWord Global (formally known as Gideon’s International of Canada), Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2 (

Rose’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale for the kind and loving care shown to Rose over the years.

Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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