Collin Phillip Berg
1937 – 2015
Passed suddenly and peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Jan. 23, 2015, he was 77 yrs. old when he passed. Collin was born in Duncan BC, and spent his early years in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where his family had moved. He later lived in Regina, and Kelvington, Sask. where he attended school. Collin as a young man, loved swimming and wrestling, and worked hard to help support his family. Later he lived in Alberta, where he worked in the oil fields and for the Dept. of Hwys. In the early 1980’s Collin relocated with his mother to Vancouver Island, where he remained through to his retirement years. He enjoyed his life here in the Comox Valley, where he was employed at a local farm and volunteering at the CV Food Bank, during that time Collin raised Siamese Cats. Collin lived his remaining years in the Views at St. Joe’s Hospital. There he enjoyed the many activities provided there, taking part in the Pioneer Olympics, fishing, playing Crib and gardening. His favourite haunt was out on the back patio where he could soak up the sun while watching the view of the Harbour and Comox Glacier.
Collin will be lovingly remembered by his family, and friends, as well as the caring staff in both Ocean View and Eagle View at St. Joe’s Hospital. He is survived by siblings: Lawrence Berg, Black Creek BC, Marilyn Ash, Saskatoon, Sask. and Shirley Walker, Chilliwack, BC. Collin has many nieces and nephews, who will always remember him as the kind and generous man he was. They are: Rachel (Dan) Hagen, Chase, Carolina, Jessica; Richard (Patti) Love, Donna Jean, Patrick; Robert Love (Gladys), Christopher, Jay; Star Love (Steve Kozalidis),Billy; Terry Love (Angela), Greg Love, Richard, Natasha-Starlette; Pat Love, Haylee, Koal, Titan; Erica (Matt) Grout; Terry (Charlotte)Ash all of BC; Collina Fast, Bailey, Jessica, Hans and Aiden; Bruce (Joy) Walker, Tulene, Trenton, Tayeen, Terla, Thetra, of Alberta; and finally, Lori (Barry) Remai; Erin, Cara, Alec, of Saskatchewan.
Collin was predeceased by his parents Oscar Berg and Elizabeth Barnes, step-father- Bertram Barnes, brother Maurice Berg, Sister Betty Love, Brothers in-laws Bill Love and Vern Ash.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the staff and Drs’ who cared for Collin during his final years at St. Joe’s.
“Uncle Collin, we’ll ever hold you near to our hearts.”