Elsie Betty BAERG

Jan. 25, 1924 – Oct. 9, 2007

Long time Abbotsford resident, Elsie Betty Baerg, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Tuesday with her family at her side. Elsie was born in Alexandroda, Russia and immigrated to Canada with her parents at the age of four months. Her Canadian journey took her from Elm Creek, Manitoba, through Agassiz, Greendale, West Vancouver and finally in 1945, with her husband Isaac, to their new homestead in Abbotsford. There they set up Baerg’s Service Station on Huntingdon Road.

She touched and blessed many lives along the way and her strong faith, sense of humor and compassion for others where a great encouragement to her ­family and friends.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband Isaac; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived and will be missed by her four sons and their families: Jim (Joan) of Kelowna and their children Kimberly (Bruce) Campbell and her children Sabrina and Samantha of Canmore, AB; Karleen (Ken) Kantymir and their children Dixon, Nate and Sienna of Salmon Arm; Terry (Jade) of West Vancouver and Trev (Elizabeth) of Peachland. Tom (Lucille) of Abbotsford and their children Clayton (Nadine) of Mission and Carman (Barton) Thiessen and their children Riley, Bridger, Nikolai and Mattea of St. John’s, NFLD. Stan (Eileen) of St. Catharines, Ontario and their children Carolyn and Kristi. Allan of Abbotsford.

Visitation will be held from

7-8 pm on Friday, October 12 at the South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 13 at the South Abbotsford Church.

The family would like to thank Marilyn Smart and the wonderful staff at the Sherwood Manor for their loving care. We would also like to thank the staff at MSA Hospital who gave excellent, compassionate care to mom during her final days.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee.

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Directors

604-859-5885